Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Book Review

The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud is the second book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy, following The Amulet of Samarakand. Book Two picks up two years after Amulet and Nathaniel is now working in the Empire's Department of Internal Affairs. A series of attacks around London, presumably by a group known as the Resistance, have the entire government on edge. It's Nathaniel's new job to search out the members of the Resistance and stop the attacks, but Nathaniel senses that something more sinister is responsible for the mayhem. His investigation brings back Bartimaeus and takes them both on a dangerous journey to Prague, in search of the truth.

If you liked Book One, then you'll devour The Golem's Eye. Bartimaeus, and his wonderfully sarcastic humor, is back in full form. And readers get to know Kitty, a member of the Resistance who was introduced in the first book. It took me some time to get through this one (it's a mighty 562 pages!), but I loved every minute of it. I'm curious to know what will happen in the third, and final, book in the series!

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