Il potere dei maghi di Londra vacilla; John Mandrake, divenuto ministro dell’Informazione, è al culmine della notorietà e del potere e tiene prigioniero il jinn Bartimeus, ormai troppo indebolito per nuocere. Ma qualcuno, nell’ombra, evoca Bartimeus per coinvolgerlo in un pericoloso piano che vedrà spiriti e umani uniti contro i maghi. È la resa dei conti e finalmente si conosceranno i segreti del passato di Bartimeus, si potrà guardare oltre la Porta di Tolomeo, nel mondo dei demoni, e ci sarà una battaglia senza esclusione di colpi che deciderà il destino dell'umanità in una spettacolare «notte dei morti viventi»…
- ISBN: 8850229321
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 506
(B+) 76% | Good Notes: It's the best of the series, but like the rest, an otherwise fine story is spoiled by a chaotic, poorly-written closing battle.
I suppose I asked for it. Stroud did not disappoint. I wanted to see some profound acts of selflessness and boy did I ever. I'll hand it to Stroud, he stayed true to his style the whole way through. No coddling, kiddies. And I say that most pointedly, as I find it difficult to imagine how this serie Leggi tutto
Fantastic final book to the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I actually give this a 4.5 stars. In this book, Bartimaeus, Nathaniel (John Mandrake) and Kitty are back. Its three years after the events with the golem from the second book. Nathaniel is now a member of the council and one of the closest magicians to Leggi tutto
This book is very close to 5 stars...let us say it's another of those 4.5 books. I can recommend it and I do, but with a caveat, it is considered to be a youth or YA book. Be sure that your "youth" is mature enough for the book. I will go so far as to add a spoiler below for those who wish to know i Leggi tutto
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3), Jonathan Stroud, C2005 Ptolemy's Gate is a children's novel of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It is the third book in the Bartimaeus trilogy, written by British author Jonathan Stroud. It was released in the United Kingdom in September 2005, and in the United S Leggi tutto
4.5 to 5.0 stars. Having now finished the entire trilogy, I can say that this ranks in my top 5 "All Time" YA fantasy series ever. After loving the first book, The Amulet of Samarkand , I was a little disappointed in the second volume, The Golem's Eye , for reasons set out in my review. Thus I was a l Leggi tutto
In this fantastic ending to a wonderful trilogy, Jonathan Stroud has managed to do something that I find is rarely done in any series. With Nathaniel, Kitty, and most importantly, Bartimaeus back for another riveting book, deeper conflicts emerge that we didn't fully understand in the previous two b Leggi tutto
so, I decided to write my review here. is it possible to give 7 stars for this book? because I really would have, if Goodreads allowed me. meanwhile, I read this series right in fasting month where I lay my head in the midnight, read this book and sobbed like crazy when morning came. and I was not exa Leggi tutto
I read this series a few years ago, and could never quite put into words how I felt about it. I adored The Amulet of Samarkand and The Golem's Eye, but by the time I got to Ptolemy's Gate...things changed. There I was, reading along all cheerily, thinking "what a great, funny series!" fully expectin Leggi tutto
The British empire is falling apart, even as its troops are fighting off the rebellion in America. Commoners are starting to protest in the streets of London, as they see the casualty numbers. Meanwhile, the elite magicians cannot put aside their personal ambitions for a moment, to think through how Leggi tutto
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