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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552562812
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $19.99

The Golem's Eye




Book II of the Bartimaeus Trilogy. The eagerly awaited sequel to The Amulet of Samarkand is an unputdownable combination of magic, adventure and political ambition, with an enigmatic djinni as complex as ever!

Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? A thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552562812
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • 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 The Golem's Eye

“The alternating perspective between the three central characters add depth, detail and humour to the action-packed thrills.”

The Times

“A vast plum pudding of a novel that improves with each mouthful.”

Independent

“Fresh, downbeat, witty and wise, this novel is a worthy sequel to The Amulet of Samarkand.”

TES

“It has been an anxious wait for fans of the Amulet of Samarkand to see if Jonathan Stroud could pull off another tour de force. But readers can rest easy: this sequel is no pale imitation of its predecessor. The Golem's Eye is another sophisticated, sardonic satire. Most of the morally ambiguous characters from the previous book are back, involved in an irresistible plot, packed with magic, mayhem, wit and wisdom. It is fast paced, frightening and funny, and you don't want it to end.”

Bookseller

“Huge fun.”

The Times


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