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The ring of Solomon /

by Stroud, Jonathan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Stroud, Jonathan. Bartimaeus: Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 398 p. : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781423123729; 1423123727.Subject(s): Solomon, King of Israel -- Juvenile fiction | Bartimaeus (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Wizards -- Juvenile fiction | Jinn -- Juvenile fiction | Genies -- Fiction | Fantasy | Jerusalem -- History -- 10th century B.C. -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: Bartimaeus, a wise-cracking djinni, finds himself in the tenth century and at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master and a sinister servant, and gets into trouble with King Solomon's magic ring.
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Fans rejoice -- everyone's favorite wise-cracking djinni is back! <br> <br> Thousands of years before his fateful service to the magician Nathaniel in London, wily Bartimaeus served as djinni to hundreds of masters, from Babylon and Ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East. In this brilliant new installment in the best-selling series, history is revealed as readers travel alongside Bartimaeus to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon for his most exciting adventure yet.

School Library Journal starred, December 2010

Booklist starred, November 2010

Horn Book Starred, November 2010

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starre, December 2010

Pub Weekly, October 2010

Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), February 2011

Kirkus Review, October 2010

Bartimaeus, a wise-cracking djinni, finds himself in the tenth century and at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master and a sinister servant, and gets into trouble with King Solomon's magic ring.

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Horn Book Review

Bartimaeus, the wisecracking djinni, returns in a prequel to his earlier adventures that began with The Amulet of Samarkand (rev. 11/03). This time he is bound into slavery to one of the evil magicians in King Solomon's court. Meanwhile, the queen of Sheba refuses Solomon's marriage proposal and, in retribution, the apparent tyrant threatens her kingdom with immediate destruction. Asmira, the queen's most trusted guard, is sent to Jerusalem on a desperate errand: to assassinate Solomon and capture his legendary ring, the source of his enormous power. As the plot wends its way to the end, Asmira comes to realize that her blind obedience to the queen is just as confining as any form of slavery. Stroud has crafted a worthy companion to the Bartimaeus trilogy, keeping what worked (the snarky first-person voice, the labyrinthine plotting) but adding enough new elements (the world of the ancient Hebrews and the characters that populate it) to keep it as inventive and satisfying as the previous books. So rarely do humor and plot come together in such equally strong measures that we can only hope for more adventures. jonathan hunt (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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