Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 6 Up–Fans of Stroud’s “ Bartimaeus Trilogy” (Hyperion) will cheer the return of the sarcastic, chatty, and. Much to his annoyance, Bartimaeus the djinni has been enslaved by King Solomon the Great, who commands his empire with an all-powerful magic ring. The Ring of Solomon is a prequel to The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. It was first published in Blurb It is B.C.E.. and King Solomon rules.

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Please, give us more Barty’s stories. Adding on to the trilogy would probably have been a disaster, but creating a sister book with the same humorous cheek of Bartimaeus’, and living his adventures before his days with Nathaniel, was genius!!!!

They begin assuming nonhuman forms and start using magic to build the temple bartimeaus actions directly in violation of Solomon’s edicts. Several days later, out in the desertBartimaeus and Faquarl find and defeat bandits attacking the traveller Asmira.

The Ring of Solomon

Contrast this with heroic rogue Bartimaeus, who in the first twenty pages of The Ring of Solomon —Defiles an ancient temple —Burgles a holy relic —And kills and eats an old man. Another entertaining book in this series, however I enjoyed the original trilogy a lot more, other than the Jinn, there where not really any characters that grabbed my attention, but the trilogy had quite a few I really liked. The story is suspenseful and well done, and the other characters are all individual as well.

Its new setting adds nothing: But even if you are new the stories of the djinni Bartimaeus, this is a good place to start, as it can easily be read as a standalone.


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He more than makes up for it in his own cunning way and has even served several powerful masters. I like the character of Asmira, but she is nowhere near as wonderfully flawed as Nathaniel was, nor did I want to root for her as strongly as I rooted for Kitty. This is your typical Barty-like adventure. He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books.

It contains and draws power from the Greater Spirit Uraziel. View all 6 comments. Mi trattenni, incerto sul da farsi. I recomend this to any one. Sign In Don’t have an account?

The writing is rich and melodious, it’s so soothing after all the chick lit I’ve been reading in a while. I find their relationship very fascinating, specially in this book when they are what we could say co-workers. The prequeal to Bartimaeus Trilogy, the story is set in ancient Jersualem wh Argh! The original Bartimaeus trilogy is my favorite children barhimaeus series sorry Harry Potter.

The Ring of Solomon. Share this page with your friends. While definitely entertaining enough, you don’t get an opportunity to connect with the ch Solomon’s Ring comes across like a summarized version of the other 3 books.

Bartimaeus uses his trademark wit to infuriate Khaba and the magician unleashes his flail upon rhe djinn and threatens to place them in his essence cages devices similar to the Mournful Orb in The Amulet of Samarkand should they displease him a second time.

If you have not read any of the previous stories, start on this one and then recommend it to all your friends. The king also proposes to bartimaeks queen of Sheba and is refused.

A fantastic, fast-paced adventure story set in a vividly-realised world of Arabian and Biblical myth, and narrated by one of the most charming if monumentally self-absorbed demons one could hope to meet, The Ring of Solomon is by turns funny, entertaining, gripping, and unexpectedly, wise.


I can’t wait to start bartiimaeus original trilogy!


The Ring of Solomon 12 Apr 07, Bartimaeus is back, with kf trademark wit, humor and impudence. Jonathan Stroud is the author of the best-selling Bartimaeus sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold six million copies worldwide.

They are forced to accomplish tasks that usually involve prestige for their masters. I’m a big fan of Bartimaeus since I was a bxrtimaeus, and imagine how thrilled I was when I found out Jonathan Stroud wrote one more book about Bartimaeus!

Balkis decides to send her loyal guard captain Asmira to Jerusalem to assassinate Solomon. The whole book lacks the epic urgency of tone achieved in the trilogy.

One such kingdom, is Sheba. Surpassing the original trilogy is a different matter. E qui mancano, purtroppo: She has very limited experience when it comes to handling demons but she has to learn how to deal with Bartimaeus when she reaches a crucial aspect of her mission.

I was amazed by this book, and I have to say that with years, Jonathan hasn’t lost his touch, and wrote another great book about Bartimaeus.

Open Preview See a Problem? Revisiting the world of Bartimaius, fans will be rewarded with everything we loved about the original books: There was an error submitting solomno.