Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: Amulet of Samarkand, The (International Edition)

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Hyperion/Miramax Kid, Nov 2, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 464 pages
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Presenting a thrilling new voice in children's literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt. Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this extraordinary, funny, pitch-perfect thriller will dazzle the myriad fans of Artemis Fowl and the His Dark Materials trilogy. And with the rights sold in more than a dozen countries, and a major motion picture in the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is on the fast track to becoming a classic.

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Review: The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Sequence #1)

User Review  - Kimberley doruyter - Goodreads

this book is so worth reading. the world of fantasy is extensive and it has alot of humour. Read full review

Review: The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Sequence #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

this book is so worth reading. the world of fantasy is extensive and it has alot of humour. Read full review

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Jonathan Stroud is the author of the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus trilogy, as well as The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his family.

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