Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an important member of the British government, he grapples with numerous problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is... read more
“Good God...it's a musical!”A Council Member
“It's two thousand, one hundred and twenty-nine years since Ptolemy died. He was fourteen. Eight world empires have risen up and fallen away since that day, and I still carry his face...”Bartimaeus
“...I reserve the full horror for those I feel morally vicious" "But you just looked that way to me!" "The contradiction being...?”Doorguard and Nathaniel
“We communicated with pithy: run, jump, left, up, Duck, etc. This latter was an observation I made on the edge of the lake, Nathaniel unfortunately took this as a command which led to our temporary immersion”Bartimaeus
“Cursed demon. You have met your end. The shriveling fire awaits you. I shall spread your vile essence like...umm margarine, a very thick layer of it." "Ye-es, I'm not sure he'll pick up on the analogy.”Nathaniel and Bartimaeus
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