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Book review: Back to the beginning

PUBLISHED: 01:16 11 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 February 2013

Book review: Back to the beginning

Book review: Back to the beginning

Top-selling children's author, Hertfordshire-based Jonathan Stroud is back with the prequel to his Bartimaeus trilogy in Ring of Solomon...

Back to the beginning


Top-selling childrens author, Hertfordshire-based Jonathan Stroud is back with the prequel to his Bartimaeus trilogy in Ring of Solomon. And just like his previous novels, it is a book packed with adventure, magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters. In Ring of Solomon, Bartimaeus is serving at the court of King Solomon in 950BC Jerusalem when he is employed to help a dangerous female assassin on a mission from the Queen of Sheba to steal the kings magic ring. As ever, the language is sharp, enchanting and enjoyable, bringing the story and its characters well and truly to life.


Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud, published by Random House; priced 14.99 (hardback); ISBN 9780385619158

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