Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3) by Jonathan Stroud

Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)

Nathaniel 17 treats Bartimaeus worse than ever. The long-suffering djinni is weak from too much time in this world, near the end of his patience. Rebel Kitty 18 hides, stealthily finishing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeus. She has a daring 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? Together the trio face treacherous magicians, a complex conspir...


Details Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)

TitlePtolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)
ISBN9780786818617
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 2006
PublisherHyperion/Miramax
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Rating

Reviews Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)

  • Jayson
    2013-08-01
    (B+) 76% | GoodNotes: It’s the best of the series, but like the rest, an otherwise fine story is spoiled by a chaotic, poorly-written closing battle.
  • Amanda
    2008-12-22
    I suppose I asked for it. Stroud did not disappoint. I wanted to see some profound acts of selflessness and boy did I ever. I'll hand it to Stroud, he stayed true to his style the whole way through. No coddling, kiddies. And I say that most pointedly, as I find it difficult to imagine how this series ever made it to the Young Adult shelf--it's merciless, is what I'm saying. Not even a goodbye kiss, and I think that stung most of all.No happy endi...
  • Jamie
    2011-05-14
    Fantastic final book to the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I actually give this a 4.5 stars. In this book, Bartimaeus, Nathaniel (John Mandrake) and Kitty are back. Its three years after the events with the golem from the second book. Nathaniel is now a member of the council and one of the closest magicians to the minister and holds substantial power. Kitty had been working as an assistant to a magician in order to gain knowledge on Bartimaeus and his past....
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2015-09-28
    THIS ENDING is seriously one of the best I've ever read... it gets me every time.I remember wishing the Harry Potter series would end the sam way aaaaand I still stand by that. Otherwise I think I liked this series a bit more in middle school, but it was fun to go back and remember parts!
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2010-06-14
    This book is very close to 5 stars...let us say it's another of those 4.5 books. I can recommend it and I do, but with a caveat, it is considered to be a youth or YA book. Be sure that your "youth" is mature enough for the book. I will go so far as to add a spoiler below for those who wish to know in more detail what I mean. This is the third in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. They are good books, and deal with in an over all sense attitudes of cooperati...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2014-02-01
    Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3), Jonathan Stroud, C2005Ptolemy's Gate is a children's novel of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It is the third book in the Bartimaeus trilogy, written by British author Jonathan Stroud. It was released in the United Kingdom in September 2005, and in the United States in December of the same year. Characters: Bartimaeus, Kathleen "Kitty" Jones, Nathanielتاریخ نخستین خوانش: از هشتم ماه ...
  • Stephen
    2009-07-12
    4.5 to 5.0 stars. Having now finished the entire trilogy, I can say that this ranks in my top 5 "All Time" YA fantasy series ever. After loving the first book, The Amulet of Samarkand, I was a little disappointed in the second volume, The Golem's Eye, for reasons set out in my review. Thus I was a little worried about how the final installment would play out. Turns out that each one of my gripes about the second volume were dealt with beautifully...
  • Maria Salinas
    2009-09-10
    In this fantastic ending to a wonderful trilogy, Jonathan Stroud has managed to do something that I find is rarely done in any series. With Nathaniel, Kitty, and most importantly, Bartimaeus back for another riveting book, deeper conflicts emerge that we didn't fully understand in the previous two books. With secrets from Bartimaeus's past, we get a window peek at The Other Place, and a slowly changing relationship between the three characters, t...
  • Sara
    2009-06-21
    so, I decided to write my review here.is it possible to give 7 stars for this book? because I really would have, if Goodreads allowed me.meanwhile, I read this series right in fasting month where I lay my head in the midnight, read this book and sobbed like crazy when morning came. and I was not exaggerating, because it turned my eyes got very puffy, red, and I didn't mind.first thing about so WELL DEVELOPED characters here:Bartimaeus never ever ...
  • Liz
    2011-02-28
    I read this series a few years ago, and could never quite put into words how I felt about it. I adored The Amulet of Samarkand and The Golem's Eye, but by the time I got to Ptolemy's Gate...things changed. There I was, reading along all cheerily, thinking "what a great, funny series!" fully expecting a happily ever after. Then I read Ptolemy's Gate. I cried for an hour straight after the last page of this book. An hour straight. Then I took a bre...
  • David
    2014-03-19
    The British empire is falling apart, even as its troops are fighting off the rebellion in America. Commoners are starting to protest in the streets of London, as they see the casualty numbers. Meanwhile, the elite magicians cannot put aside their personal ambitions for a moment, to think through how to preserve their country and their empire.Young Nathaniel, a magician who is slipping away from his earlier idealism, writes wartime propaganda for ...
  • Amin
    2013-07-03
    الان که این چند خط رو مینویسم ساعت 5 صبحه و من تازه کتاب رو تموم کردم.راستش نمیدونم راجع به این کتاب چی بگم.آغاز داستان معمولی بود.ضعف بارتیمیوس برای من که باهاش ارتباط برقرار کرده بودم تلخ بود.روند داستان بد نبود.اواسط کار داستان واقعا اوج گرفت.زمان ...
  • Aida
    2015-12-28
    پایانی غمناک و زیبا...اولین کتابی که باهاش گریه کردم :")
  • Hamidreza
    2017-07-25
    من که معتقدم الان زوده واسه نظر گذاشتن چون تاثیرشو کامل روم نذاشته ولی به دو علت الان ریویو میذارم : 1. ممکنه یادم بره 2. الان تو تب و تاب داستان هستم و همیشه هم غریضه آدم میگه که چه کتابی خوبه کودوم بهتره و ازین حرفا .اخطار ! اخطار ! اسپویل ! اسپویل ! درسته...
  • Giovanna
    2015-04-04
    NO FREAKING WAY. NO.LYS GO HIDE IN A CORNER. "I want to see what you think of the ending"By now I should know that when Lys says that, I'm going to suffer. I mean, I didn't see that coming. At all. And it was a fitting and beautiful ending but...but, my heart is crushed, broken in little pieces! T.TIt's kind of pointless to talk about the plot, because I don't want to spoil the series for anyone. I loved Bartimaeus (Barty :3) and Nathaniel. I've ...
  • Mia Prasetya
    2010-07-05
    Bisa dibilang kesan yang saya dapat setelah membaca bartimaeus trilogy ini tidak sama dengan membaca kisah fantasy biasa. Tanya kenapa?Mungkin karena celetukan Barti yang apa adanya dan bikin ngekek kalo baca sendirian malam-malam in ngangenin. Saya jadi berasa kenal dekat dengan sosok Barti.Atau bisa jadi juga karena membaca ketiga buku ini, saya dapat merasakan pertumbuhan masing-masing karakter plus juga gejolak commoner, penyihir, demon yang ...
  • Chie
    2010-07-22
    I understood the character Mandrake wholly, why he was scared,frightened or arrogant. And towards the end i was so proud that he was becoming such a wonderful person,i even hoped following this Kitty and him could be involved romantically, they had some sparks between them, but then JS had to do the inevitable, he took my beloved (cheesily feels for a character)just as he began living. Tears were in my eyes,I had to stop myself from crying.I knew...
  • Glassshadow
    2010-11-22
    First of all, don't be fooled by the "Young Adult Fiction" label.I think anyone who enjoys a good read should give this trilogy a try. Yes, I even recommend it to those who don't normally read fantasies. This books is the final installment in the Bartimaeus trilogy, and arguably the most unique and satisfying conclusion I've ever read in any story. I find most fantasy heroes to be generic and predictable, for they are "destined" to fulfill an imp...
  • Nenangs
    2008-12-29
    Amazing book. Not Perfect, but amazing nonetheless...The transformations of the characters, the plot, the storytelling, the battles, the culmination, the ends, they're just great!In average, the trilogy got 4 stars from me.
  • Negar
    2014-09-10
    کتاب سوم... خب بعضی وقت ها اعصاب خوردکن و حتی خسته کننده می شد، ولی لیاقت این پنج رو داشت... :)ناتانیل عالی بود. عاشق ناتانیل این جلدم، چون حتی اوایلش که نسبتاً آدم بده بود، خوب ساخته و پرداخته شده بود. آخراش هم هر وقت کیتی و بارتیمیوس ناتانیل صداش می کرد...
  • Amanda
    2017-03-30
    Its taken me almost two years to read this trilogy and honestly the only thing keeping me going was the fact that a friend recommended these to me and I couldn't not read them... That being said I am glad I stuck with it! (Switching to the audio halfway through book two also really helped, Steven Pacey does a great job!)Nathaniel's a twat and its nice for a change that characters don't easily and miraculously change, once a twat always a twat! An...
  • Lemar
    2017-09-05
    Hearing this beautifully written novel by Jonathan Stroud read by Simon Jones is a delight, its considerable literary content expertly leavened with laugh out loud humor and dazzling prose. I liked this series! Listening to an audiobook is still new to me but, having heard the previous two, I looked forward to saving this one for a series of long drives.
  • Mary Grace Nakao
    2014-05-22
    This is by far, the best book ive read the whole year and possibly one of the best in my entire life. If I could make a top ten list of my favorite books, this is definitely one of the top five or three. Doesn't really matter cuz its THAT great.Even up until now, I could still feel the tightness in my chest and the shallowness of my breath. I havent felt like this about a book for almost a year.Let me start from the very beginning. The book start...
  • Kimberley doruyter
    2015-02-23
    sooo verrrry borrreddd.
  • Iva
    2018-03-22
    Я не маю бажання читати спін-офф про Соломона, бо історія Бартімеуса, ІМХО, завершена річ у собі. Із живою моральною різнобарвністю, що її втілює в собі кожен із персонажів, з іронічними, хоча й серйозними, роздумами про природу влади та суспільств...
  • StefanP
    2018-07-28
    Ovu triologiju bih nazvao tristatridesettri. Tri knjige, tri problema, tri vrste ljudi. U sve tri knjige Straud pravi problem, a onda taj problem provlači kroz čitavu knjigu gdje se u više navrata koprca u prazno što je razlog zašto sam malo i otegao ovaj posljednji dio. Neka se i varam, ali sve mi se čini da nije ovo tek tako tinejdžerska fantazija koja deklamuje tek neku napisanu priču. Straud je ozbiljan dok piše. Njegove političke i...
  • Shravanthi
    2017-05-08
    Now that is what I call a Grand Finalé. The third and final book in The Bartimaeus Sequence was amazing. The writing and plot picked up from book 2 (The Golem's Eye. Review >> Here). The story arcs of every character in the novel were dealt with meticulous perfection and as a reader I am completely satisfied. Bartimaeus has a beautiful and painful back story which I loved reading about. It was a long time coming. I waited 3 books for this! It ju...
  • Ayman Teaman
    2013-12-28
    **Summary** Rating: 5.0An epic finale of an extremely fun, emotionally-charged, humor-packed tale that intertwined three great characters you cannot help but love.This book is by far one of the best finals of any trilogy I have ever read so far.Why did I pick this book?This time, it is not only Bartimaeus that made me read the final book in the series. I wanted to know more about the rest of the characters; I wanted to know what will happen betwe...
  • Weni
    2010-04-27
    Buku ini adalah penutup trilogi petualangan penyihir muda Nathaniel dan jin level keempat berusia 5000 tahun yang berlidah tajam dan super narsis bernama Bartimaeus. Sejak buku pertama, Barty (dan catatan kakinya) selalu membuat saya tertawa :DTerjawab sudah siapa penyihir keempat yang membantu Lovelace memanggil demon hebat Ramuthra di buku pertama.Tersingkap sudah siapa 'si penyandang dana' yang memberitahu Kitty dkk cara2 untuk membongkar maka...
  • Kenya (ReviewsMayVary)
    2017-02-21
    What the holy fudgey hell was that ending, Jonathan!!? I should have expected it... but I did not. I hope I remember this feeling of outrage if I ever review this book. This is my second romp into the fantasy worlds of Jonathan Stroud. In this trilogy, he creates a world of magicians in which magic is really being wielded, not by magicians themselves, by jinn and other spirits that are enslaved servants of magicians. I've been looking for a book ...