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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552562805
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

Ptolemy's Gate




The tremendous climax of the Bartimaeus trilogy in which a long-standing conspiracy comes to fruition and Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty face a final enemy which threatens them all.

Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is with an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people.

Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain – the Other Place – which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat.

The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control and all magical laws are turned upside down.Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty settle old scores if they are to survive and prevent the earth's destruction?

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552562805
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.

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Praise for Ptolemy's Gate

Jonathan Stroud goes from strength to strength...dramatic tension and coruscating wit never falter.

The Bookseller

Bartimaeus the sardonic djinn, his master Nathaniel and the feisty commoner called Kitty are caught up in a cataclysmic war and have to work together to save their worlds.

Daily Mail

Stroud demonstrates here that what and how he writes should never be taken for granted

TES

'The return of one of my favourite ever characters...completes the brilliant Bartimaeus trilogy.'

Publishing News

'Bartimaeus' razor-sharp wit is as irresistible as ever and this is a fantastic conclusion to the series'

The Bookseller

There are many delights to savour in this series. First and foremost, the wonderful, sardonic voice of the all-knowing and all-weary Bartimaeus....Stroud's inventiveness as he rewrites world history...the robust way Stroud deals with Nathaniel.

The Independent

As witty and orginal as the first two books in the series, Ptolemy's Gate is fast, funny, inspired writing for children at its best.

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