|Plot Summary of Ptolemy's Gate|
There are three characters in this book. A commoner (no magical powers), Kitty Jones, a magician: John Mandrake, and a slave spirit, Bartimaeus.
Nathaniel and Bartimaeus, enemies to the end, must work together to defeat group of people who have cropped up to bring down the British government and to keep Nathanie'ls posistion among the great magicians free from opposing ministers.
Evil spirits spread across London. Nathaniel is the only one who may defeat them. For this, he needs Williams Gladstones magical staff of Power, which no magician save Gladstone himself can wield, or has dared to try, due to its amazing capabilites. With this, Nathaniel can save the world. Hopefully.
This synopsis report prepared by Steven Scott
|Chapter Analysis of Ptolemy's Gate|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- magical being
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can cast many different spells
- current (early 21st century)
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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