Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)” as Want to Read:
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ptolemy's Gate

(Bartimaeus #3)

by
4.25  ·  Rating details ·  74,744 ratings  ·  1,944 reviews
Nathaniel 17 treats Bartimaeus worse than ever. The long-suffering djinni is weak from too much time in this world, near the end of his patience. Rebel Kitty 18 hides, stealthily finishing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeus. She has a daring plan that she hopes will break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans. But will anyone listen to what she ...more
Hardcover, US First Edition, 501 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Hyperion/Miramax
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Jayson
(B+) 76% | Good
Notes: It’s the best of the series, but like the rest, an otherwise fine story is spoiled by a chaotic, poorly-written closing battle.
Amanda
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jamie
May 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Cait • A Page with a View
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
THIS ENDING is seriously one of the best I've ever read... it gets me every time.



I remember wishing the Harry Potter series would end the sam way aaaaand I still stand by that. Otherwise I think I liked this series a bit more in middle school, but it was fun to go back and remember parts!
Mike (the Paladin)
Jun 14, 2010 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
...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3), Jonathan Stroud, C2005
Ptolemy's Gate is a children's novel of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It is the third book in the Bartimaeus trilogy, written by British author Jonathan Stroud. It was released in the United Kingdom in September 2005, and in the United States in December of the same year.
Characters: Bartimaeus, Kathleen "Kitty" Jones, Nathaniel
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: از هشتم ماه مارس تا بیست و پنجم ماه مارس سال 2014 م
عنوان: دروازه ی پتولمی؛ اثر: جاناتان
...more
Stephen
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
...more
Sara
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Whoever loves Fantasy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Maria Salinas
Sep 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Liz
Feb 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-must-read
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
David
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, fantasy
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
...more
Amin
Jul 03, 2013 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
...more
Aida
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
پایانی غمناک و زیبا...
اولین کتابی که باهاش گریه کردم :")
Hamidreza
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من که معتقدم الان زوده واسه نظر گذاشتن چون تاثیرشو کامل روم نذاشته ولی به دو علت الان ریویو میذارم : 1. ممکنه یادم بره 2. الان تو تب و تاب داستان هستم و همیشه هم غریضه آدم میگه که چه کتابی خوبه کودوم بهتره و ازین حرفا .
اخطار ! اخطار ! اسپویل ! اسپویل ! درسته واضح نیست ولی اسپویله . اگه نخوندید کتابو و قصدشو دارید اینو نخونید . ولی توصیه میکنم حتمااااا بخونید .

خوب بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم . گریهههه 😭😭😭😭 یعنی دیگه آخرش ، هم اشکمو در اورد هم عرقمو . اون دو صفحه آخر هم رسیده بودم به یه آهنگی که باعث ش
...more
Giovanna
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NO FREAKING WAY.
NO.

LYS GO HIDE IN A CORNER.

"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
...more
Mia Prasetya
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
...more
Chie
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Glassshadow
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Nenangs
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.
Negar
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Amanda
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
...more
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
I'm hugging the book. It's not fair. Cries.

Review to come, if I can ever properly formulate my feelings for these characters.
Lemar
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hearing this beautifully written novel by Jonathan Stroud read by Simon Jones is a delight, its considerable literary content expertly leavened with laugh out loud humor and dazzling prose. I liked this series!
Listening to an audiobook is still new to me but, having heard the previous two, I looked forward to saving this one for a series of long drives.
Mary Grace Nakao
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Kimberley doruyter
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
sooo verrrry borrreddd.
Iva
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Я не маю бажання читати спін-офф про Соломона, бо історія Бартімеуса, ІМХО, завершена річ у собі. Із живою моральною різнобарвністю, що її втілює в собі кожен із персонажів, з іронічними, хоча й серйозними, роздумами про природу влади та суспільства. З екшончиком, ясна річ.
"Трилогія Бартімеуса" не вчить вас дружбі або любові, не нав’язує вам ніяких моральних цінностей. Вона вчить вас думати та розуміти інших, показує абсурдність поділу на "себе" та "решту", що завжди є протиставленням.
Духи також
...more
StefanP
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ovu triologiju bih nazvao tristatridesettri. Tri knjige, tri problema, tri vrste ljudi. U sve tri knjige Straud pravi problem, a onda taj problem provlači kroz čitavu knjigu gdje se u više navrata koprca u prazno što je razlog zašto sam malo i otegao ovaj posljednji dio. Neka se i varam, ali sve mi se čini da nije ovo tek tako tinejdžerska fantazija koja deklamuje tek neku napisanu priču. Straud je ozbiljan dok piše. Njegove političke i špijunske intrige su oštre, pripovjedanje je dosta kritičko ...more
Shravanthi
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Ayman Teaman
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
**Summary**
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
...more
Weni
Apr 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
UCAS English 10 H...: January Reading Assignment 1 5 Jan 17, 2018 09:13PM  
What do you think happened past the end? 7 180 Dec 20, 2015 04:58AM  
What do you think Bartimaeus thinks about Nathaniel, deeply inside? 7 127 Aug 15, 2013 12:17PM  
For creative people 168 181 May 04, 2013 07:31PM  
Addicted to YA: Ptolemy's Gate 21 147 Mar 01, 2013 08:32AM  
  • Sir Thursday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #4)
  • The Manticore's Secret (GameWorld Trilogy #2)
  • Forging the Sword (The Farsala Trilogy, #3)
  • Nijura: Das Erbe der Elfenkrone
  • The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 2 (Chrestomanci #3-4)
  • The Cobra King of Kathmandu (Children of the Lamp, #3)
  • The Purple Emperor (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #2)
  • The Indigo King (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, #3)
  • Pirate Emperor (The Wave Walkers, #2)
  • Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, #2)
  • Predator's Gold (The Hungry City Chronicles, #2)
  • The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
  • The Ropemaker (The Ropemaker, #1)
6,711 followers
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
...more

Other books in the series

Bartimaeus (4 books)
  • The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus, #0.5)
  • The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
  • The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus, #2)
“According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.” 461 likes
“A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you.” 333 likes
More quotes…