Book review: Back to the beginning
PUBLISHED: 01:16 11 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 February 2013
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