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Bartimäus: Die Pforte des Magiers. Bartimäus 03.: Bd 3 (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Jonathan Stroud, Jonathan Stroud (Author), Katharina Orgaß (Übersetzer), Gerald Jung (Übersetzer)

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Title:Bartimäus: Die Pforte des Magiers. Bartimäus 03.: Bd 3
Authors:Jonathan Stroud
Other authors:Jonathan Stroud (Author), Katharina Orgaß (Übersetzer), Gerald Jung (Übersetzer)
Info:Cbj (2008), Broschiert, 608 pages
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The conclusion to this trilogy.
Turns out certain demons have been planning revenge on the human race. They have figured out a way to take over a human host which gets rid of many of the drawbacks of being summoned. Nathanial finally stops being a complete ass right at the end and kills off all the hybrids with Gladstone's Staff. Finally, he unleashes the complete potential of the Staff to destroy the leader and in the process gives his life up.

I have to admit, at first I didn't like the ending. Then I realized these books were about Bartimaeus, not Nathanial. Which is why I never really got excited about them. Bartimaeus should have been the sidekick... ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
In the final book in the Bartimaeus trilogy, Bartimaeus has been serving Nathaniel for two years straight and his essence is aching to go back home to the Other Place. Nathaniel - John Mandrake - is firmly ensconced as a magician and there is little of his young self left as he serves the government and works on putting out propaganda for the war in America. Kitty Jones, safe in a new identity, is meanwhile learning a little bit of magic on the side, commoner though she is.

This is a really fitting end to a fantastic fantasy series. The characters are great - especially Bartimaeus with his wise cracks and boasting - and Stroud shows how much of a history he's created for this alternate world as we also see a bit more of Bartimaeus's backstory with Ptolemy. Definitely worth reading and rereading; the audio read by Simon Jones is also excellent. The end still makes me cry. ( )
  bell7 | Jul 11, 2016 |
This was my favorite episode in the Bartimaeous trilogy. My favorite characters were front and center bickering and sassing each other. Stroud showed his usual wit and sarcasm, but also showed his ingenuity with this storyline. I thought I knew how the story would end, but I was wrong. However, I think Stroud ended the series perfectly!" ( )
  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
What a great book! I'm just loving this series more and more, although I am curious if the story will continue with the next or rather be a sort of prequel. Nathaniel, Kitty, and Bartimaeus are just great characters. Stroud did a great job with their development. I can't wait to read more from him. ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
A good end to the trilogy. Still not as good as the first book in the series, but a good, solid conclusion. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an established member of the British Government, he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly; Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London; and rebellion is fomenting among the commoners. Increasingly imperious and distracted, Nathaniel is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever. The longsuffering djinni is growing weak and vulnerable from too much time in this world and is nearing the end of his patience. Meanwhile, Nathaniel`s longtime rival Kitty has been stealthily completing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeus`s past. She has a daring plan that she hopes will break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans. But will anyone listen to what she has to say? In this glorious conclusion to the Bartimaeus trilogy, the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty converge once more. Together the threesome faces treacherous magicians, a complex conspiracy, and a rebellious faction of demons. To survive, they must test the limits of this world and question the deepest parts of themselves. And most difficult of all-they will have to learn to trust one another.

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Bartimaeus, Nathanial, and Kitty face treacherous magicians and an enemy from "The Other Place" that threatens London and the world.

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