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Ptolemy's Gate - Gerbang Ptolemy (Bartimaeus Sequence #3)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  67,892 Ratings  ·  1,756 Reviews
Buku ketiga dan terakhir seri trilogy Bartimaeus

Dua ribu tahun telah berlalu sejak jin Bartimaeus berada di puncak kejayaannya---tak terkalahkan dalam pertempuran dan berteman dengan sang empu penyihir, Ptolemy. Sekarang, karena ia terperangkap di Bumi dan diperlakukan seenaknya oleh masternya, Nathaniel, energi Bartimaeus memudar dengan cepat.

Sementara itu, di dunia bawah
Paperback, 576 pages
Published September 2007 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jacob Karmiol This book's plot and setting are built entirely on the work of the two previous books, so would definitely recommend reading those first.
Grace Crandall Well, I do think he grows a bit beyond 'obnoxious pimple' in this book--or more accurately, comes to a crisis of heart. it's a pretty cool character…moreWell, I do think he grows a bit beyond 'obnoxious pimple' in this book--or more accurately, comes to a crisis of heart. it's a pretty cool character arc actually, not sure I've ever seen it before :)(less)
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Dec 22, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 14, 2011 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic final book to the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I actually give this a 4.5 stars. In this book, Bartimaeus, Nathaniel (John Mandrake) and Kitty are back. Its three years after the events with the golem from the second book. Nathaniel is now a member of the council and one of the closest magicians to the minister and holds substantial power. Kitty had been working as an assistant to a magician in order to gain knowledge on Bartimaeus and his past. Bartimaeus....well he is much as he has been in t ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Jun 14, 2010 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
This book is very close to 5 stars...let us say it's another of those 4.5 books. I can recommend it and I do, but with a caveat, it is considered to be a youth or YA book. Be sure that your "youth" is mature enough for the book. I will go so far as to add a spoiler below for those who wish to know in more detail what I mean.

This is the third in the Bartimaeus Trilogy. They are good books, and deal with in an over all sense attitudes of cooperation and equality. The Magicians are the ruling clas
Maria Salinas
Sep 10, 2009 Maria Salinas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this fantastic ending to a wonderful trilogy, Jonathan Stroud has managed to do something that I find is rarely done in any series. With Nathaniel, Kitty, and most importantly, Bartimaeus back for another riveting book, deeper conflicts emerge that we didn't fully understand in the previous two books. With secrets from Bartimaeus's past, we get a window peek at The Other Place, and a slowly changing relationship between the three characters, this book is by far the greatest ending to the tril ...more
4.5 to 5.0 stars. Having now finished the entire trilogy, I can say that this ranks in my top 5 "All Time" YA fantasy series ever. After loving the first book, The Amulet of Samarkand, I was a little disappointed in the second volume, The Golem's Eye, for reasons set out in my review. Thus I was a little worried about how the final installment would play out.

Turns out that each one of my gripes about the second volume were dealt with beautifully in this story. The series ended on an incredibly
Jun 21, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Whoever loves Fantasy
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Mia Prasetya
Jul 05, 2010 Mia Prasetya rated it it was amazing
Bisa dibilang kesan yang saya dapat setelah membaca bartimaeus trilogy ini tidak sama dengan membaca kisah fantasy biasa.
Tanya kenapa?

Mungkin karena celetukan Barti yang apa adanya dan bikin ngekek kalo baca sendirian malam-malam in ngangenin. Saya jadi berasa kenal dekat dengan sosok Barti.

Atau bisa jadi juga karena membaca ketiga buku ini, saya dapat merasakan pertumbuhan masing-masing karakter plus juga gejolak commoner, penyihir, demon yang kian gelap dan kian menegangkan.
Nat, dari seorang
Mar 19, 2014 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, audiobook
The British empire is falling apart, even as its troops are fighting off the rebellion in America. Commoners are starting to protest in the streets of London, as they see the casualty numbers. Meanwhile, the elite magicians cannot put aside their personal ambitions for a moment, to think through how to preserve their country and their empire.

Young Nathaniel, a magician who is slipping away from his earlier idealism, writes wartime propaganda for hometown consumption. Idealistic, feisty Kitty Jon
Apr 04, 2015 Giovanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


"I want to see what you think of the ending"
By now I should know that when Lys says that, I'm going to suffer. I mean, I didn't see that coming. At all. And it was a fitting and beautiful ending but...but, my heart is crushed, broken in little pieces! T.T

It's kind of pointless to talk about the plot, because I don't want to spoil the series for anyone. I loved Bartimaeus (Barty :3) and Nathaniel. I've always liked Kitty's character but I've never love
Amazing book. Not Perfect, but amazing nonetheless...

The transformations of the characters, the plot, the storytelling, the battles, the culmination, the ends, they're just great!

In average, the trilogy got 4 stars from me.
Feb 28, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-must-read
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Its taken me almost two years to read this trilogy and honestly the only thing keeping me going was the fact that a friend recommended these to me and I couldn't not read them... That being said I am glad I stuck with it! (Switching to the audio halfway through book two also really helped, Steven Pacey does a great job!)
Nathaniel's a twat and its nice for a change that characters don't easily and miraculously change, once a twat always a twat! And Bartimaeus, I am going to miss him. Was never re
Jul 22, 2010 Chie rated it it was amazing
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Shravanthi Kripa
Now that is what I call a Grand Finalé.

The third and final book in The Bartimaeus Sequence was amazing. The writing and plot picked up from book 2 (The Golem's Eye. Review >> Here). The story arcs of every character in the novel were dealt with meticulous perfection and as a reader I am completely satisfied.

Bartimaeus has a beautiful and painful back story which I loved reading about. It was a long time coming. I waited 3 books for this! It justifies his nature as a considerate (tad bit
Mary Grace Nakao
This is by far, the best book ive read the whole year and possibly one of the best in my entire life. If I could make a top ten list of my favorite books, this is definitely one of the top five or three. Doesn't really matter cuz its THAT great.

Even up until now, I could still feel the tightness in my chest and the shallowness of my breath. I havent felt like this about a book for almost a year.

Let me start from the very beginning. The book started out okay. It wasn't really gripping enough but
Nov 22, 2010 Glassshadow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, don't be fooled by the "Young Adult Fiction" label.I think anyone who enjoys a good read should give this trilogy a try. Yes, I even recommend it to those who don't normally read fantasies.
This books is the final installment in the Bartimaeus trilogy, and arguably the most unique and satisfying conclusion I've ever read in any story.
I find most fantasy heroes to be generic and predictable, for they are "destined" to fulfill an important role. They are depicted as brave, determine
Apr 27, 2010 Weni rated it it was amazing
Buku ini adalah penutup trilogi petualangan penyihir muda Nathaniel dan jin level keempat berusia 5000 tahun yang berlidah tajam dan super narsis bernama Bartimaeus. Sejak buku pertama, Barty (dan catatan kakinya) selalu membuat saya tertawa :D

Terjawab sudah siapa penyihir keempat yang membantu Lovelace memanggil demon hebat Ramuthra di buku pertama.
Tersingkap sudah siapa 'si penyandang dana' yang memberitahu Kitty dkk cara2 untuk membongkar makam sang legenda, Gladstone, di buku kedua.
Terkuak s
Giota Bourha
Nov 19, 2016 Giota Bourha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m hardly ever moved by books (I’m a bit cynical), but Ptolemy's Gate made me tear up, which is an indication of how much I connected with the characters and Nathaniel in particular. I know Bartimaeus is the protagonist but I was rooting for Nathaniel from the start. Nathaniel is a good example of a tragic hero.

The plot was quite predictable but it was beautifully executed. We got a lot of Bartimaeus’ backstory, especially his time with Ptolemy.

The ending, though quite unfair, left the door op
Kimberley doruyter
sooo verrrry borrreddd.
Mar 03, 2017 Jeraviz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Esta saga si la lees con 13 años flipas en colores. Pero cuando se te pasa ese tren y la intentas leer más tarde, ese flipamiento en colores se convierte en un ligero alzamiento de cejas de vez en cuando.
Ojo, Stroud escribe muy bien, entretenido, irónico, con pulso narrativo (qué bien suena eso). Y aquí hace uno de los mejores finales de saga infantil que he leído nunca.
Así que la única pega que le pongo es no haberla leído cuando me tocaba. Si tenéis hijos, nietos o sobrinos que todavía están
Kenya (BookedUpBoss)
Feb 21, 2017 Kenya (BookedUpBoss) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
What the holy fudgey hell was that ending, Jonathan!!? I should have expected it... but I did not. I hope I remember this feeling of outrage if I ever review this book.

This is my second romp into the fantasy worlds of Jonathan Stroud. In this trilogy, he creates a world of magicians in which magic is really being wielded, not by magicians themselves, by jinn and other spirits that are enslaved servants of magicians.

I've been looking for a book in which the protagonist was on "the wrong side" a
Ayman Teaman
Dec 28, 2013 Ayman Teaman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Rating: 5.0
An epic finale of an extremely fun, emotionally-charged, humor-packed tale that intertwined three great characters you cannot help but love.
This book is by far one of the best finals of any trilogy I have ever read so far.

Why did I pick this book?
This time, it is not only Bartimaeus that made me read the final book in the series. I wanted to know more about the rest of the characters; I wanted to know what will happen between Nathaniel and Kitty, and ultimately I needed
First and foremost, if you haven't read the first two books of this trilogy (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye), I wouldn't start with this one. Without all the back-story there's a lot to miss. That being said, I think this might have been the best of the three.

We're back in London, after the downfall of the Lovelace affair, and Nathaniel/Jonathan Mandrake, is now Information Minister. The Commoners are growing restless, the war in America is going poorly, and Bartimaeus has been kept in
Jan 21, 2009 ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading the last book of The Bartimaeus Trilogy a few minutes ago. The whole set is exciting and very funny. I just loved it.[return][return][return][return]The Bartimaeus Trilogy is made up of the following books: The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate. The story revolves around Nathaniel, a young magician who develops his powers and ascends the ranks in the English government, which is run by magicians. In the story, magicians get their power from spirits ...more
Jul 03, 2013 Amin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
الان که این چند خط رو مینویسم ساعت 5 صبحه و من تازه کتاب رو تموم کردم.
راستش نمیدونم راجع به این کتاب چی بگم.
آغاز داستان معمولی بود.ضعف بارتیمیوس برای من که باهاش ارتباط برقرار کرده بودم تلخ بود.
روند داستان بد نبود.اواسط کار داستان واقعا اوج گرفت.زمان ظهور شیاطین در بدن های انسانی واقعا هیجان انگیز و هر لحظه اش غیر قابل پیش بینی بود.
اما پایان داستان.قبلا گفته بودم که داستان های با پایان شاد و خوب زیاد به دلم نمیشینه.داستان هایی که آخرش قهرمان با خوبی و خوشی ازدواج میکنه،با وجودی که قشنگه اما نه،ا
Nilam Suri
May 18, 2008 Nilam Suri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
HAH??? HAH???? *masih terus membalik buku dengan ekspresi tidak percaya*

What the ****



oh sh*T...

(review menyusul, butuh waktu untuk menenangkan diri)
Nov 17, 2015 Nella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, aahhhh
This stupid thing nearly made me cry at work, I strongly advise you to stay at a safe distance
Erste Sätze
Um Mitternacht ließen sich die Assassinen von der Palastmauer fallen, vier flüchtige schwarze Schemen vor einer dunklen Fläche. Obwohl sie aus großer Höhe auf hartem Boden landeten, machten sie nicht mehr Lärm als versprengte Regentropfen.

2000 Jahre sind vergangen, seit Bartimäus auf der Höhe seiner Macht war. Heute, gefangen in der Welt der Magier, spürt er seine Kräfte schwinden. Doch noch will Nathanael ihn nicht aus seinen Diensten entlassen. Als Informationsminister i
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is a great ending to an excellent trilogy. I've said it before and I'm not ashamed to say it again: don't let the marketing towards the Young Adult bracket put you off; as an adult, and avid adult fantasy book reader, this trilogy could easily be considered for the shelves of the "adult" section too (which is where I found it in Australia, with, dare I say it, much better cover art). The language is quite sophisticated, which is great when mixed with engaging story-telling, in improving the ...more
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Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths.

Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies
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Bartimaeus Sequence (4 books)
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