Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud****

The Ring of Solomon is all about Bartimaeus. He is technically a demon, but prefers to be called "exalted spirit."  He is enslaved to the worst master of all after he had killed his own. His master particularly hates him and makes him do the most work. When a girl asks for his release, he is put into a bottle, and the story escalates form there. I loved Bartimaeus and all of the jokes he made. He kept the story light, and not as dark and gloomy as it could have been. I think the story was great, even though it was really a slow read, and I would recommend this book to people who love fantasy.