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Bartimaeus 3-book boxed set (Bartimaeus Trilogy) Paperback – September 14, 2010
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About the Author
Jonathan Stroud (www.jonathanstroud.com) is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus series, as well as Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, Buried Fire, and Heroes of the Valley. He lives in England with his family.
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Top Customer Reviews
The mechanism of magic, for one thing, is really original (I'm sure hardcore fantasy people can contradict me on that and say how so and so wrote a book 100 years ago with the same idea, or whatever), and it adds a tremendous amount to the enjoyability of the book. It's less of a brushed aside handwave and more central to the whole plot. It's significantly more thought-out than other magical mechanisms that I could name (I mean, in some books there is a spell to keep water off your glasses in the rain, and a potion to grow bones back, but nothing to fix your eyes like lasik...what's up with that?).
I'm actually on here looking to buy the series because I want to read it again. There's more to it than twists and turns--the characters are believable, imperfect, human (except for the ones that aren't, I guess :) ). It's the kind of book where you want to read it again because you want to re-examine the motivations and development of the characters.
In my search for stuff for my boys (all Harry Potter fans) to read, this has been my favorite series.
I got these books in an attempt to fill the void after reading the Artemis series. Somewhere said that I should like these as an Artemis fan. It didnt fill the void, and I didnt connect to the characters quite as deeply, yet it still absorbs you into a damp mysterious London atmosphere that I enjoyed, the characters are also unique and interesting. I particularly found the archetype of the rogue female rebel he meets to be an attractive ideal.