Fans of Jonathan Stroud's "Bartimaeus" books will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascibly insolent djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon. The comic relief is perfectly timed, the dialogue sharp and snappy and the fiendishly clever plot perfectly handled with Jonathan's trademark flair and command of language. Thrills, chills and a danger-spiked finale - this is one of the publishing events of the year.
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Jonathan is the author of the bestselling Bartimaeus sequence, as well as standalone novels HEROES OF THE VALLEY, BURIED FIRE, THE LEAP and THE LAST SIEGE. Jonathan worked as a children's book editor before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in St Albans with his wife and two young children.From AudioFile:
Listeners were first introduced to Bartimaeus, the wisecracking djinni, in THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND. In this prequel, set in ancient Israel, the cynical and outspoken Bartimaeus is forced into servitude to King Solomon. The king has risen to greatness due to the power of a magical ring. After the Queen of Sheba rejects Solomon's proposal of marriage, Bartimaeus teams up with Ashmira, the loyal captain of Sheba's guards, to defeat Solomon before he destroys her kingdom. Narrator Simon Jones gives distinct voices to the multitude of characters, each with a unique tone and attitude. Bartimaeus, with his posh British accent, is both lovable and egotistical. Jones's sense of timing for both humor and intrigue contributes to a spirited performance. L.A.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Doubleday, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. Doubleday Children's Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 448 pages. 8.74x5.67x1.57 inches. Codice libro della libreria 000180
Descrizione libro Disney - Hyperions Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0385619154
Descrizione libro Disney - Hyperions Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0385619154
Descrizione libro Doubleday Children's Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 448 pages. 8.74x5.67x1.57 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0385619154