The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud
(The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2)

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The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and the all-powerful, totally irreverent djinni, Bartimaeus, must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. In the ensuing chaos, readers will chase a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, witness a daring kidnapping, and enter the Machiavellian world of the magician's government. Eventually, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus have to go head to head with the fearsome golem before the surprise identity of his master is finally revealed.

About Jonathan Stroud

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Author Bio: Jonathan Stroud ( is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy, as well as The Leap, The Last Siege, Buried Fire, and Heroes of the Valley. He lives in England with his family.
Published December 13, 2011 by Disney Hyperion. 588 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Picking up two years after The Amulet of Samarkand ended, this sequel continues the original’s fast-paced excitement and is enriched by a broader moral view and a third main character.

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The sharp-witted shape-shifting djinni returns in Stroud's second volume of the Bartimaeus Trilogy, this time dealing with a mysterious attacker that is terrorizing London.

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Teen Reads

Along with Nathaniel, we also get narration from Kitty's (the resistance movement's leader) point of view, which adds a nice balance and certain amount of sympathy for all sides of the ongoing political debate.

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Common Sense Media

The stage is clearly set for a grand finale in Book 3, presumably including Nathaniel's reclamation.

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Fantasy Literature

The book returns to the same setting and characters first introduced in Samarkand, while expanding upon the first novel with a few new characters, one new setting (Prague) and a somewhat more complicated plot.

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