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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud



At only fourteen, Nathaniel is a rising star: a young magician who is quickly climbing the ranks of the government. There is seemingly nothing he cannot handle, until he is asked to deal with the growing Resistance movement, which is disrupting London life with its thefts and raids. It’s no easy task: the ringleader Kitty and her friends remain elusive, and Nathaniel’s job-and perhaps his life-are soon at risk. As the pressure mounts, he is distracted by a new series of terrifying attacks in the capital. But is it the Resistance again, or something more dangerous still? To uncover the perpetrators, Nathanial must take desperate measures: a journey to the enemy city of Prague and-worse-summoning once again the troublesome, enigmatic, and quick – witted djinni Bartimaeus.

A thrilling sequel to the best-selling Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye is a roller-coaster ride of magic, adventure, and political skullduggery, in which the fates of Nathaniel, Bartimaeus, and Kitty explosively collide.

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Bartimaeus is back! Awal buku dibuka dengan pengenalan para tokoh dan kisah Bartimaeus di Praha saat pasukan London menyerang. Duh, awal-awalnya aja udah lucu begitu. Bartimaeus jadi pemimpin pasukan, daaan si jin tengil ini selalu aja ngerendahin makhlus halus lainnya yang berada di bawah levelnya (baca: imp & foliot).
Bartimaeus dipanggil lagi ke Bumi oleh Nathaniel, dan kali ini dia ngebantu Mr. Mandrake buat ngeberesin kekacauan di pusat kota London. Bartimaeus, si jin kelas menengah yang cerdik, cenderung menghindar dari segala pekerjaan yang bisa mendatangkan petaka buat dia. Alhasil, saya harus sering ketawa & mendengus karena Bartimaeus sering mangkir dari tugasnya menghadapi makhluk lain dengan kata-kata sok cerdas padahal intinya sama: Bartimaeus nggak berani.
Meskipun culas, tapi Bartimaeus ini terbilang cerdik, beruntung, dan juga kadang-kadang bisa bijak juga. Salah satu scene yang memorable adalah ketika dia sama Kitty ngobrol bareng. Di hadapan Kitty, Bartimaeus jadi lebih dewasa dan bijak.

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