From the book jacket: Three years have passed since the magician
Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an established
member of the British Government, he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars
are going badly, Britains enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and
rebellion is fermenting among the commoners. Increasingly imperious and
distracted, Nathaniel is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever. The long-suffering
djinni is growing weak and vulnerable from too much time in this world, and his
patience is nearing its end.
Meanwhile, undercover in London, Kitty has been stealthily completing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeuss past. She has a plan that she hopes will break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans. But will anyone listen to what she has to say?
In this thrilling conclusion to ...
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