Jonathan Stroud is an amazing author. Specializing in fantastical writing, he combines humor, mystery, intrigue in a captivating fashion, not to mention giving the reader plenty of vocab words to look up each day. His books leave you fully satisfied, yet you want to keep reading more. I was so excited when I found today that there are more books!
I have only read his three books in the Bartimaeus Trilogy and absolutely loved them. I came across the first one, The Amulet of Samarkand, on CD in one of the SF Libraries. The books are similar in genre to the Harry Potter series, but I have to admit that I like this trilogy twice as much, if not thrice. They currently rank as my favorite books!
Wherefore, I was so excited today when I googled my favorite author and found his website. I had visited one of his other websites before, http://www.bartimaeustrilogy.com/, but hadn't come across his own yet, http://www.jonathanstroud.com/.
I was wicked excited to find out that he has three other books not in the series. I immediately looked them all up on the RI library system and all three are currently underway to our library!
When you start the Trilogy, and I implore you to do so quite soon, I suggest getting the first on audio CD. The narrator is fabulous and the humor and flow of the writing is vivid and fun to listen too. Plus, it helps to have a British accent as well as know how Stroud intended names, places, etc. to be pronounced.
While surfing his site I saw that one of his other books, Buried Fire, had just been released in Germany and an except of the audio book was available online. I really like the German narrator!
I can't wait until my next trip to the Library!!!!!!!!!!!!!