Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Fans rejoice--everyone's favorite wise-cracking djinni is back! Thousands of years before his fateful service to the magician Nathaniel in London, wily Bartimaeus served as djinni to hundreds of masters, from Babylon and Ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite wise-cracking djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback.

As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5, year career. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.

He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring?. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I love Bartimaeus. I loved the trilogy. It was a fantastic story well worth a second read. We don't need some feeble excuse to extend what was well done and complete, and this is not that.

This is a stand alone story featuring my favorite 4th level djinni. I have some knowledge of history and I was wondering how Mr. Stroud was going to involve a historical character, but I needn't have worried. The author is a master and I will happily devour as many Bartimaeus exploits as he can provide. Given some years of earth history, there are probably a few more tales waiting to be told.

In the meantime, read this one. I truly enjoyed this prequel to the Bartemeaus trilogy. This was more engaging that the three earlier books and the setting freed your mind into a fantasy of fictional history. The places ,wording, and plots are not really those that children would be able to easily follow. With that being said.

It was truly enjoyable to sail through ancient history with a djinn and to live that history in mere fantasy. King Solomon was a noble figure that retained that even with the plot twists and turns. The Queen of Sheba was most interesting and the areas of the Middle East that are so full of war and strife currently were visited here in a time so splendor minus the religiosity that we all know it by. Frontman Damon Albarn brought in Danger Mouse as producer.

Bartimaeus is such an amusing character that it's hard not to like these books. He's vain, witty, irreverent, occasionally brave usually when the only alternative is certain death , and shows more humanity than most of the humans in these stories. This book lacks the complexity of the earlier books, particularly the first.

For example, Asmira is a somewhat paler, less-developed version of Nathaniel, and while both are forced to re-examine their core beliefs, Asmira is much more black-and-white. Nathaniel's ambition and doubts, by contrast, make him a deeper and more satisfying character. Similarly, the antagonists here are simpler - an evil magician - compared to the deeply corrupt society in the first book.

But Bartamaeus' humor and antics carry the day. One note about the Kindle edition: part of the joy of these books are the footnotes. With the Kindle, these are accessible via links, but these require more navigation.

They're well worth reading, but ebook mechanics make this less convenient than print. Well written and fun with a little historical fiction with a twist.

We werent ready for the original series to end. This goes back to Bartimaus' time during Solomon's reign. Good conversations with my 11 year old but decent amount of death and violence so if you don't want that Iys not the main bulk of the story but its there.

I found the first book of the Bartimaeus Trilogy to be the most entertaining. Because it had lots of Bartimaeus and thus plenty of Bartimaeus' wit in it. The story was excellent, too. Probably because the main character was Bartimaeus.

Imagine my distress and, ultimately, boredom when the next book had almost no appearances by Bartimaeus and the third book was a sad attempt at a compromise between the real main character and the kid.

Luckily, Stroud seems to have realized that the best part of the trilogy was Bartimaeus himself and took steps to correct the mistake of the Trilogy by writing a book that features Bartimaeus prominently.

Wit, wisdom, action and entertainment ensue. I only hope that Stroud will continue to give us books pushing him into the lead role. This character really does bring out the best in the author. Thank you, Jonathan Stroud! See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. This review is of the Audio CD version of the book I must say after listening to the other audiobooks about my favourite jinn, Bartimaeus. I eagerly waited to hear this relatively new prequel release.

I am somewhat disappointed that this version is abridged, and I am sure that much good material and humour were lost and I hope the powers that be produce a full version!

Unlike other books in the Bartimaeus series, this book can be read in isolation without necessarily having to read or listen to other titles, although I highly recommend them.

There is little point in adding a plot summary, firstly they are rather like spoilers and then help to diminish the enjoyment of the material. Secondly, other reviewers have done a much better job than I could! Not to sound too repetitive, the audio CDs are well presented and the narration is very good and you just flow with the story. The voice and dialogue for the jinn are all very well done. Also, it seems to this listener that it is part and parcel of the humour and that this makes the story, well that's my feeling.

An important point mentioned by another review was the author's skill in not having to use strong language or graphic violence to help keep the reader engaged and that is refreshing, to say the least!

As the book is aimed at the younger audience. Not say that adults would not enjoy it! The price tag is not too bad if you wish to buy to hear more than once. If not try to get it from the Library, it is worth it. One person found this helpful. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Book came in a massive package with no plastic cover or protection of any kind.

Definitely brand new but looks used since the corners are a bit worn. At least the package could have been the right size to limit any possible wear but it was oversized.

Whatever, im just stoked on reading it at this point. This is first book by Mr Stroud that I have read.


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For those readers familiar with fantasy adventure stories, this book will feel like a close friend. It contains the trademark traits of a book of this genre — magical creatures, queer lands, conflicts, evil powers and much more. Now, most djinn do as their master asks, but not Bartimaeus, despising his enslavement and protesting at every opportunity. The story revolves around the ring of King Solomon, a source of immense power to the wearer. And Bartimaeus becomes embroiled in the attempted capture of the ring. Stroud creates a sense of other worldliness through exquisite and descriptive passages.


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Nov 09, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. Nov 09, Minutes Middle Grade It is B. Solomon has just begun work on his marvelous temple, charging Khaba, a formidable magician in his royal court, to oversee its construction. The workforce is an ill-behaved bunch of demons, a particularly unruly djinni named Bartimaeus among them.

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