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The Bartimaeus Trilogy

by Jonathan Stroud

A book about a young magician named Nathaniel.  When he tries to summon his first demon (Bartimaeus) at about age six, things go wrong and to save himself he forms a pact with Bartimaeus.  What will happen?  A great book.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
submitted by Sierra J., age 11
(October 11, 2008 - 4:34 pm)

I really didn't think that anyone other than me had read the Bartimaeus Trilogy!!! I enjoyed the trilogy, although it wasn't my favorite. I don't think that it beats Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, but it is a great read for any one who loves fantasy and is done with all of the Twilight series and is bored to tears without anything new. :)

submitted by Rachel O., age 11, Mexico, MO
(February 14, 2009 - 1:13 pm)

Good Series. The Ending's a little sad, though.

submitted by DragonPhoenix
(June 7, 2009 - 11:39 am)


I don't usually like sci-fi but this was amazing! Jonathan Stroud makes you sympathize with the characters by adding tons of details with their personal life. The end made me cry and laugh.

submitted by Brianna D., age 13, New York
(January 31, 2010 - 3:47 pm)

I loved that series and am rereading it right now, but Nathaniel wasn't six, he was twelve.

submitted by Ellie K.
(November 1, 2009 - 5:19 pm)

I haven't read this book, but my little brother has, and he's reading me all the funny parts. I laugh out loud.

Andy (spam message thingy) says nzxv.

~Wolfgirl67 signing off.

submitted by Wolfgirl67, age 12, A room
(February 22, 2010 - 3:01 pm)

Thx sis!!! i've finished book 2 and i'm eagerly waiting to go to the libray to get book 3, Ptolemy's Gate!!!


Here are the book names:


Book 1: The Amulet of Samarkand

Book 2: The Golem's Eye

Book 3: Ptolemy's Gate

submitted by NDT
(February 23, 2010 - 10:03 pm)

I finished the third book yesterday. It was the first time in a long time that I cried over a book. This is one of my FAVORITE book series. I loved the humor as well. Smile I also have a new favorite author! Did you know that there's a new Bartimaeus Book (The Ring of Solomon) coming out later this year? I can't wait!

submitted by Crystal, age 15, NY
(March 21, 2010 - 10:53 am)

I haven't read these yet, but I know my brother LOVES them, so I marked it five stars for him.  :)

submitted by Laura❀
(October 20, 2010 - 12:06 pm)

I have only completed the first book of this series, but I met Jonathan Stroud at a book store event for the Lockwood & Co. series, which I enjoyed immensely!   Surprised


I enjoyed all of the fast-paced magic within the book and the story.  It is about a sorcerer, an apprentice, and powerful magic!

submitted by Ben G., age 11.75, Florida
(February 20, 2016 - 10:21 am)