Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 515
Series : #3 Bartimeaus Trilogy
Reason for Reading : Mythopoeic Challenge, To finish the series

The conclusion to the Bartmeaus Trilogy sees Nathaniel (John Mandrake), Bartimeaus and Kitty Jones reunited against a common enemy. Bartimeaus is weak from having been kept in the human world, but Nathaniel is reluctant to dismiss him as he knows his true name. Kitty is still living in London under two different assumed names trying to instigate the commoners into rebellion. She is also learning about demons after something Bartimeaus said in the second book caught her attention. She is particularly interested in Bartimeaus and his relationship with his old master Ptolemy.

Another conspiracy against the government is revealed which turns out to be more complicated than it appears when demons get involved. London is laid to waste and it is typicall the commoners who suffer the most. Nathaniel must decide if he is the magician John Mandrake or the boy he once was Nathaniel.

I liked the way it ended. I had guessed correctly about who was behind the conspiracy, but did not see the next part coming. I enjoyed that the end was realistic (as realistic as a fantasy London with demons being summoned can be anyway!) and not everything worked out for all the characters involved. The series definitely picks up after an average start to the second book.


Ana S. said...

I'm glad to hear the conclusion was satisfying. I really look forward to reading this series.

Alice said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the series. I might try this later.

DesLily said...

I absolutely loved this series of books! Glad you enjoyed them too.. sure wish he'd do another series using Bartimeaus!

just want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! I hope you get lots of books! :o)