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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,784 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Stroud Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bartimaeus Sequence Release Date:
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It is 950 B.C.E., and King Solomon rules Jerusalem with a steely hand; a hand on which gleams a magic ring of immense and unforgiving power. Solomon has just begun work on his marvelous temple, charging Khaba, a formidable magician in his royal court, to oversee its construction. The workforce is an ill-behaved bunch of demons, a particularly unruly djinni named Bartimaeus among them. True to form, Bartimaeus promptly gets kicked off the temple project and assigned the even more miserable task of hunting bandits in the desert. There he crosses paths with Asmira, a highly skilled and loyal captain of the Queen of Sheba’s guard, on a suicidal mission to save her country from Solomon’s imminent attack. Of course, Bartimaeus has no intention of helping her. That is, until Asmira makes him an offer he cannot refuse. . . .

A spellbinding addition to Jonathan Stroud’s New York Times bestselling Bartimaeus audiobooks, The Ring of Solomon brims with dazzling wit, unforgettable characters, and powerful themes of freedom and slavery, with or without magical bonds. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] powerful, intriguing tale…Stroud’s Bartimaeus books could easily become the next Harry Potter.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “An enjoyable fantasy read…Stroud keeps readers on their toes. The characters are believable but still able to surprise, the plot is delightfully twisty, and the writing is engaging and humorous.”


  • A 2010 Costa Book Award Nominee for Children's Fiction
  • A 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bayu Ramdani | 2/16/2014

    " Footnote nya selalu lucu2,, dan jalan ceritanya bagus alurnya.. penasaran sama trilogi-nya *malah belum baca T_T* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tina Cavanough | 2/7/2014

    " As usual, another fun story about Bartimaeus, everyones favourite wisecracking djinn. Could read this all day. Stroud is so clever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jody | 2/6/2014

    " Bartimaeus is back in the full sassy form that was somewhat missing from the 2nd and 3rd of the previous trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 1/24/2014

    " I give this book five stars because of the humor and wit of Bartimaeus. His character is what makes these books by Stroud so enjoyable. If you enjoy tales of Arabian lands with a quick-witted djinni that causes mayhem and hilarity, I highly recommend this book. "

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