Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an important member of the British government, he grapples with numerous problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britain’s enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is growing among the commoners. Increasingly imperious and distracted, Nathaniel is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever. The long-suffering djinni is growing weak and vulnerable from too much time in this world, and his patience is nearing its end. Meanwhile, undercover in London, 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. For the first time, we will learn the secrets of Bartimaeus’s past, and catch a glimpse into the mysterious Other Place–the world of demons–as 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.
From the Compact Disc edition.
Jonathan Stroud|Simon Jones
About Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy. Jonathan lives in England with his family. To learn more about Jonathan Stroud, visit his Web site at jonathanstroud.com
About Simon Jones
Simon Jones is an English actor, most famous for his appearances in the television and radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which he played the lead role of Arthur Dent from 1978 to 2005. Its author Douglas Adams later said that he wrote the part of Arthur Dent with Simon Jones in mind.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud