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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1)

The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1)

Author: Jonathan Stroud
Series: The\Bartimaeus Sequence Ser.
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Nathaniel is eleven years old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional arts of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells way beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion.
Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mystery, The Amulet of Samarkand is an extraordinary, edge-of-your-seat thriller with many unexpected twists. Following Bartimaeus and Nathaniel in turn, the story introduces us to two wonderfully memorable characters-destined to go through many adventures together and bound by a spell that is nearly impossible to break.
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The first volume in the epic, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence.
Author description

Jonathan Stroud is the author of the bestselling Bartimaeus sequence, as well as standalone novels Heroes of the Valley, Buried Fire, The Leap and The Last Siege. Jonathan worked as a children's book editor before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in St Albans with his wife and two young children.

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General Fields

  • : 9780552562799
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Corgi Childrens
  • : September 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1210
  • : English
  • : 741.5/942
  • : 11-16
  • : 496
  • : Jonathan Stroud