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Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
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Jan 22, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended to LeAnn by: My daughter and husband
Recommended for: YA and Adult Fantasy readers

Ptolemy's Gate delivered what I'd hoped for and more following my reading of The Golem's Eye. There is little that I can write that won't give away key plot and character developments, but Stroud crafted a very moving, rich story with complex, not always sympathetic, main characters. It's rather too bad that this is classified as a Young Adult fantasy book because it deserves a broader reading for the issues of free will, responsibility, friendship, equality, and more that it weaves into a dramatic story. I've discovered that The Amulet of Samarkand will be made into a movie and I look forward to seeing the series on the big screen.

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