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The Ring of Solomon

Stroud, Jonathan (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus finds himself at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master, a sinister servant, and King Solomon's magic ring.
Authors: Stroud, Jonathan
Title: The ring of Solomon
Published: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 398 p. :,map ;,22 cm.
Summary: Wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus finds himself at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master, a sinister servant, and King Solomon's magic ring.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781423123729
1423123727
9781423124047
Branch Call Number: J STR
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Stroud
Subject Headings: Solomon, King of Israel Juvenile fiction. Magic Juvenile fiction. Wizards Juvenile fiction. Genies Juvenile fiction. Jerusalem History 10th century B.C. Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Magic
Wizards
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LCCN: 2010015468
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Jan 07, 2013
  • cat_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A compelling prequel to the ever-awesome 'Bartimaeus Trilogy,' I enjoyed it just as much as the other books. Although I missed the presence of Kitty and Nathaniel (*sob*), I found Bartimaeus' solo flights almost more exciting (if it's possible). The characters in this book are just fabulous, and there are some real tear-jerker moments, but in the end, the wit and humour of Bartimaeus makes it all worthwhile.

Jan 21, 2011
  • m2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What a fabulous romp! It is so great to see Bartimaeus unshackled from Nathaniel. And the new mortal that summons him is "lovely dark and deep".

At first I thought the dissing of Solomon was worse than blasphemous -- but it ends up ok, beautiful even. So we can recommend this to our Jewish and Christian friends who hold the biblical stories dear -- we may just need to warn them.

You won't be disappointed if you liked the earlier Bartimaeus books. He's as irrepressible as usual.

Dec 15, 2010
  • Elimcshap rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book has it all: humor, adventure, and some sadness. The story of a girl from the mythical kingdom of Sheba on a grand adventure to save her kingdom from Solomon and his magicians, it also contains another character: the genie Bartimaeus. Like the trilogy written before (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, and Ptolemy’s Gate), this is Bartimaeus in all his glory and with his usual wit. This book was wonderful for purely the fact that it is another book with Bartimaeus, and shows an early part of his career, even before he met Ptolemy. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the Bartimaeus trilogy, and to anyone in middle or high school. However, I do think the trilogy should be read before this prequel.

Dec 08, 2010
  • choberygu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bartimaeus is at it again with his cracking wit and snarky comments. The action in the book centers around the legendary Seal of Solomon or Ring of Solomon - providing backstory to the ring and Solomon's rule, as seen and relayed by hilarious djinni I came to love in the Bartimaeus trilogy.

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Jun 27, 2011
  • bookKITTY rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bookKITTY thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Puppet interviews Johnathan Stroud

Earl, spokespuppet for the Salt Lake City Public Library, interviews Johnathan Stroud, author of the Bartimeus Sequence, at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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