Ptolemy’s Gate was splendid, to say the least. Terrific finish to “The Bartimaeus Trilogy”. And easily, the best of the three books.
Loved just about everything in the trilogy. The different classes of spirits, the pentacle, the magician’s foibles, the concept of the “other world”, the liberties taken with history and historical characters, the portrayal of the relationship between Nathaniel, Kitty and Bartimaeus, the wit & sarcasm, and oh yes, the footnotes too.
The only major thing that I felt was rather weak was that thing about the magician’s birth name. Of course, it helped the plot, but the idea was rather weak.
Missed an old friend’s wedding yesterday. I am so bloody forgetful. Damn.