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The Bartimaeus Trilogy: A Magical Adventure Series by Jonathan Stroud
The Bartimaeus Trilogy is a series of young adult novels of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It was written by British writer Jonathan Stroud and consists of a trilogy published from 2003 to 2005 and a prequel novel published in 2010. The story follows the career of a teenage magician Nathaniel (aka John Mandrake) and a five-thousand-year-old djinni Bartimaeus, whom he has summoned and nominally controls, through the alternative history of the peak of London's domination as a magical oligarchy[^2^].
The series is set in London during the late 1900s or possibly the early 2000s in a parallel universe where trained people can summon demons to do their bidding. Throughout history, various individuals and empires have harnessed these magical forces to obtain great power in the world. The most recent nation to do this is the British empire (of which London is the capital) that has dominated Europe since the mid-19th century and continues to do so at the time of the story. The UK is a magical oligarchy where a ruling elite of magicians hold almost all the political, economic and cultural power[^2^].
The books incorporate references to various world mythologies and folklore, such as the Arabian Nights and Homer. The novels are also known for their witty footnotes, which are narrated by Bartimaeus and provide additional information and humorous comments on the characters and events[^2^]. The books have been praised for their originality, plot twists, humor, and social commentary[^3^].
The trilogy consists of the following books:
The Amulet of Samarkand (2003): Nathaniel, a 12-year-old apprentice magician, decides to take revenge on Simon Lovelace, a cruel and powerful magician who humiliated him in public. He summons Bartimaeus, a sarcastic and rebellious djinni, and orders him to steal Lovelace's most prized possession: the Amulet of Samarkand, which makes the wearer invulnerable to magic. However, Nathaniel soon finds himself in a dangerous conspiracy that threatens his life and the stability of London[^1^].
The Golem's Eye (2004): Two years later, Nathaniel is now a 14-year-old rising star in the government, working as an assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs. He is assigned to investigate a series of attacks by a mysterious resistance group called the Resistance, which opposes the magicians' rule. He also has to deal with a rogue djinni named Nouda, who is plotting to overthrow the magicians with the help of an ancient weapon: a clay golem. Meanwhile, Bartimaeus is reluctantly summoned by Nathaniel again to help him with his mission. Along the way, they encounter Kitty Jones, a young member of the Resistance who has a secret ability that could change everything[^1^].
Ptolemy's Gate (2005): Three years later, Nathaniel is now a 17-year-old senior official in the government, working as an envoy to deal with foreign affairs. He is disillusioned with his life and career, as he has become corrupted by power and ambition. He also has to face the consequences of his actions in the previous books, which have alienated him from Bartimaeus and Kitty. When a new crisis erupts in London, involving an invasion by an army of demons led by Nouda, Nathaniel has to make a choice between his loyalty to his masters and his friendship with Bartimaeus and Kitty. He also learns more about Ptolemy, an ancient Egyptian magician who was able to achieve something that no other magician could: a true bond with a demon[^1^].
The prequel novel is called The Ring of Solomon (2010). It is set in Jerusalem during the reign of King Solomon , about 950 BC. It follows Bartimaeus as he serves various masters in the ancient world, including Solomon himself, who possesses a powerful ring that can control any demon. Bartimaeus gets involved in a plot by Asmira , a young assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba , to kill Solomon and steal his ring[^1^].
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