Tuesday, May 27

The Golem's Eye

The Golem’s Eye
Jonathan Stroud
(Bartimaeus Trilogy #2)

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780786818600
Publisher: Hyperion
Date of publication: August 23, 2004
Age: Grades 6 and up
Genre: Fantasy

Themes: demons, magicians, resistance

At age 14, Nathaniel is quickly going up the ranks in the government, handling most problems with ease. However, there is a growing Resistance that keeps eluding Nathaniel’s grasp. In addition, massive destruction is occurring throughout London in the wake of a seemingly invincible stone Golem. Are the two possibly related? At the end of his rope, Nathaniel once again calls on the completely irreverent and snarky Bartimaeus. With his job at stake—and quite possibly his life—the two journey from London to Prague to try and solve these problems.

Let's just get straight to the point: this book is as good as the first. I simply enjoyed it and I loved the characters. This time, the author introduces a 3rd perspective from which to tell the story (after Bartimeaus and Nathaniel) in the form of Kitty, one of the participants of the Resistance. While it is adds fantastic depth to the story, it can get confusing from time to time. But still. Totally worth it for Stroud's awesome characters.

Check out my reviews for the other books in the series: Book 1, and Book 3.

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