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Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Jonathan Stroud

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Title:Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon
Authors:Jonathan Stroud
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
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The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud (2010)



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Not as special as the main trilogy, but lots of fun and consistent with the characters, with interesting background. ( )
  mayhplumb | Jun 15, 2017 |
Bartimaeus is in the service of a court magician, Ezekial, that serves King Solomon of Israel; Bartimaeus kills Ezekial King Solomon has a powerful ring that is said to conjure up the most powerful magical beast, a madrid. Bartimaeus finds himself then serving a new master, Asmira a young female guard warrior of the Queen of Sheba.
Asmira has been sent by the Queen of Sheba to take the ring from Solomon so tht he does not have power over her kingdom. This is the crux of the story, it is not only Asmira who is trying to assassinate Solomon and steal the ring, but also his magicians (un be known to him). Overall an enjoyable read that at times has you chuckling to yourself as read about the mischievous, opinionated character of Bartimaeus. ( )
  rata | Mar 21, 2017 |
Any book with Bartimaeus in it is a good time. I absolutely love his character. He is a funny smart aleck and I love it! ( )
  LenaR0307 | Jan 3, 2017 |
A book that isn't really worth a review. Nothing stood out, nothing was really good, or really bad.
I felt like I had eaten a bowl of plain oatmeal after reading this. Only a hardcore fan would like it I suspect. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This book is a nice insight into the life of Bartimaeus before the events of the Bartimaeus trilogy. While the trilogy is much more interesting and better, this book was still very good. The plot takes a while to come together, but when it does it is epic. Bartimaeus demonstrates even more skills and shoes some of his most daring feats yet. He seems a bit more willing to trust humans than in the trilogy because he has yet to go through every single event that made him who he is in the trilogy. He is slightly more naïve and selfish. The end of the story however gives him an event that causes him to view the world and humans with more thought than he originally had. Not all humans are evil. Ptolemy may have been the first human to befriend the demon, but he certainly wasn't the last. He also realizes that humans too can be victims of slavery just as he and his fellow demons are. It connects him to the human race and brings about his more empathetic tendencies in the trilogy. He still is much more self interested than most people, but this book starts him on his path to becoming the caring and moralistic character that he is by Ptolemy's Gate. ( )
  DrPedro | Mar 28, 2016 |
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Bartimaeus in
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Wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus finds himself at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master, a sinister servant, and King Solomon's magic ring.

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