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The Golem's Eye

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This second volume of the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? A thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 44mm | 480.81g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552562815
  • 9780552562812
  • 13,895

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"The alternating perspective between the three central characters adds depth, detail and humour to the action-packed thrills" * The Times * "A vast plum pudding of a novel that improves with each mouthful" * Independent * "Fresh, downbeat, witty and wise, this novel is a worthy sequel to The Amulet of Samarkand" * TES * "Readers can rest easy: this sequel is no pale imitation of its predecessor. The Golem's Eye is another sophisticated, sardonic satire . . . Fast paced, frightening and funny, and you don't want it to end" * The Bookseller *show more

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide. As well as four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE, Jonathan is now writing a chilling new series called LOCKWOOD & CO. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family.show more

Review Text

"Fresh, downbeat, witty and wise, this novel is a worthy sequel to The Amulet of Samarkand"show more

Back cover copy

The ambitious young magician Nathaniel is back, and enjoying a meteoric rise through the ranks of London's elite magical government. But the mysterious Resistance is about to inflict terrifying destruction on the city, and soon Nathaniel's life is in danger. He is forced to embark on a perilous mission to the enemy city of Prague, and to summon the troublesome djinni Bartimaeus once more. The Bartimaeus books are published in 35 languages and have sold 5 million copies worldwide. The magic continues with: PTOLEMY'S GATE And look out for: [images of RING OF SOLOMON and AMULET] 'Show-stopping' Nicolette Jones, SUNDAY TIMES CULTUREshow more

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