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Old August 9th, 2005, 2:40 am
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The Bartimaeus Trilogy

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I love these books, this is definately in no way a rip off of Harry Potter, Jonathan Stroud is a great author, he likes writting from different PoV, the first two books are
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye, and the third which comes out soon i think is going to be called Ptolemy's Gate

I love this series, has anybody else read these books


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Old August 9th, 2005, 6:48 pm
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has anybody read these or not?


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Old August 11th, 2005, 3:06 pm
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I haven't but i like to get suggestions, so would you recommend them?


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Old August 11th, 2005, 3:22 pm
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I haven't read the second, but the first was marvelous. Unlike Harry Potter, they are set in a world simular to this one, not an extention of this one. I highly recomend it.


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Old August 11th, 2005, 3:34 pm
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I haven't read the second, but the first was marvelous. Unlike Harry Potter, they are set in a world simular to this one, not an extention of this one. I highly recomend it.
are they readable by all ages?


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Old August 12th, 2005, 2:57 am
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are they readable by all ages?
yea i'd say so


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Old August 12th, 2005, 3:11 am
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I've read those! I thought they were brilliant! Does anyone know when the next one comes out?


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Old August 12th, 2005, 8:15 am
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Whoa i love these books but i havent finished the second. They way its written is awsm from the different PoVs. Batrimaeus jsut plain owns. o and the 3rd ones gonna be called Other World or Other Plane i forgot


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Old August 12th, 2005, 8:50 am
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i thought the next one would be called something like the other place ...


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Old September 1st, 2005, 3:22 am
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actually i thought it was going to be called Ptolemy's Gate or something


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Old September 11th, 2005, 5:23 am
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I'm currently reading The Amulet of Samarkand and am really enjoying it. It's a little too political for my taste, but it's entertaining nevertheless. However, beware fellow Harry Potter fans: the so called magicians in this book are NOT presented in a good light, including the main character. You'll find yourself sympathizing more with the "djinns" or "demons" of the story that nurse an all consuming contempt for the magicians (and with good reason too).

I'm surprised there aren't more fans of the series in this forum. Only 9 replies?


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Old September 11th, 2005, 7:14 am
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Yes i love those books. I guess i love most fantasy books and generally read them when they are just coming out. Thats my problem. I read them in hours and wait forever.*wails*


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Old September 11th, 2005, 7:48 am
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The third book is called 'Ptolemy's Gate'.

I'm so excited! Isn't Ptolemy the boy Bartimaeus changes into whenever he has to take human form? Or am I thinking of someone else...? It's a very interesting backstory that should be cool to read.

This series is brilliant. I'm extremely surprised that few people have posted here. I got all my relatives into the books, and we all are eagerly awaiting the last book of the trilogy!


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The third book is called 'Ptolemy's Gate'.
Yes, that is the boy Bartimaeus morphs into in AoS. Consequently, he's also the boy that he says he once loved and respected. That oughta be interesting. Do you know when it's being released?

On another note, I've heard that Bartimaeus isn't as prominent in Golem's Eye as he is in AoS. I hope that's not the case. I looove Barti. He adds so much zest and life to the book. And I happen to sympathize more with him than with Nathaniel. I dislike most of the magicians depicted in the book, actually.


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Old September 11th, 2005, 1:06 pm
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I've read the first two, and they were both really good. I like how the whole magic system works - it's much more interesting than in most books I've read. Bartimaeus' footnotes can get a bit disruptive sometimes, but they're a nice touch and make him even more likeable.
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On another note, I've heard that Bartimaeus isn't as prominent in Golem's Eye as he is in AoS.
From what I can remember, that is the case, unfortunately. It's still a good book, though most people I know liked the first one better.
And yeah the third one is indeed called Ptolemy's Gate. There was a bookmark adverting it in the copy of Eldest I had a look at (but didn't buy) in Waterstones. I really hope we get to find out why Bartimaeus liked Ptolemy so much...


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Old September 11th, 2005, 5:17 pm
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Oh I love these books. I'm an avid fantasy reader and these are in my top five. I think Bartimaeus is absolutely hilarious. I love the little foot notes of his, they always make me crack up.


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Old September 11th, 2005, 5:28 pm
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i have the first one, i haven't read it yet cause im reading Eragon now, i will soon , it looks good!


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I searched and found nothing, delete if there is a thread about this:

I love these books, this is definately in no way a rip off of Harry Potter, Jonathan Stroud is a great author, he likes writting from different PoV, the first two books are
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye, and the third which comes out soon i think is going to be called Ptolemy's Gate

I love this series, has anybody else read these books
yo it is called the OTHER PLACE for the third book
i have read both of the books and they are a good series.
BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO HARRY POTTER!


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Old September 11th, 2005, 6:03 pm
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yo it is called the OTHER PLACE for the third book
i have read both of the books and they are a good series.
BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO HARRY POTTER!
I just did a search at Chapters' site and it said it was called Ptolemys Gate, and I think the release date was October 3rd or something.


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Old September 11th, 2005, 7:44 pm
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yo it is called the OTHER PLACE for the third book
i have read both of the books and they are a good series.
BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO HARRY POTTER!
It was originally called 'The Other Place', but the title was soon switched to 'Ptolemy's Gate'. If you want to see the (AMAZING!) cover, you can search it on Amazon.com. The book looks awesome just by looking at the cover.

On Amazon it lists the book coming out January 1, 2006. Barnes and Noble lists it at December 27, 2005. The dates aren't too far from each other.

Here's a synopsis from barnesandnoble.com:

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Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an established member of the British Government, he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britainís enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is fermenting among the commoners. Increasingly imperious and distracted, Nathaniel is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever. The long-suffering djinni is growing weak and vulnerable from too much time in this world, and his patience is nearing its end.

Meanwhile, undercover in London, Kitty has been stealthily completing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeusís past. She has a plan that she hopes will break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans. But will anyone listen to what she has to say?

In this thrilling conclusion of the Bartimaeus trilogy, the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty are thrown together once more. For the first time, we will learn the secrets of Bartimaeusís past, and get a glimpse into the Other Place -- the world of demons -- as together, the threesome must face treacherous magicians, unravel a masterfully complex conspiracy, and defeat a formidable faction of demons. And worst of all, they must somehow cope with one another....
WOOHOO! I want to find out more about Bartimaeus's history. I've been wanting to know about Ptolemy since Book 1. Can't wait!


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