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Jonathan Stroud - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford and grew up in St Albans. He studied at York university. He has a strong background in children's books -working at Walker, in their Game Book and Non-Fiction departments and Kingfisher Publications, editing children's non-fiction. He has written and edited a number of game books and non-fiction titles for Walker Books. Jonathan now lives in St. Albans with his wife.

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Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Want to hear a ghost story? That's good. I know a few . . . After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . . . so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter - though the team have their suspicions about just how dead she might be. What they discover changes everything. Pitched into a desperate race to get to the truth behind the country's ghost epidemic, the team ignite a final, epic battle against the Fittes agency. A battle that will force them to journey to the Other Side, and face the most terrifying enemy they have ever known. Can everyone make it out alive? Join Lucy, Lockwood, George and Holly for one last time as they battle ghosts and humans for truth and justice in this breathtaking finale to the bestselling series. 'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud, read by Emily Bevan. Want to hear a ghost story? That's good. I know a few . . .After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . . . so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter - though the team have their suspicions about just how dead she might be. What they discover changes everything.Pitched into a desperate race to get to the truth behind the country's ghost epidemic, the team ignite a final, epic battle against the Fittes agency. A battle that will force them to journey to the Other Side, and face the most terrifying enemy they have ever known. Can everyone make it out alive?Join Lucy, Lockwood, George and Holly for one last time as they battle ghosts and humans for truth and justice in this breathtaking finale to the bestselling series.'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan

Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave

Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

Five months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again.

Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Lockwood needs her help. Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood & Co. - and only them - to locate and remove the `Source' for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. It's a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents - even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover! What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick. But not all is at it seems. And it's not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood & Co. to its very core . . . 'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.

Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2016

Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills.But now Lockwood needs her help.Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood & Co. - and only them - to locate and remove the 'Source' for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.It's a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents - even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover!What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick.But not all is at it seems. And it's not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood & Co. to its very core . . . 'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.

Lockwood & Co. The Creeping Shadow

Lockwood & Co. The Creeping Shadow

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambollic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional Talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of Agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak. Surely this is the perfect chance for them to show once and for all that they're actually the best in town? Well, that's if they can put aside their personal differences for long enough to march into action with their rapiers, salt and iron . . . Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's bestselling series. 'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.

Lockwood & Co., Book 3: The Hollow Boy

Lockwood & Co., Book 3: The Hollow Boy

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro.Meanwhile, there are reports of many new hauntings, including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and shadowy figures. But ghosts seem to be the least of Lockwood & Co.'s concerns when assassins attack during a carnival in the center of the city. Can the team get past their personal issues to save the day on all fronts, or will bad feelings attract yet more trouble?Danger abounds, tensions escalate, and new loyalties form in this third delightfully terrifying adventure in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull Book 2

Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull Book 2

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. Strange apparitions have been seen there, and the site must be made safe. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong - a terrible phantom is unleashed, and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood & Co must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but it's a race against time. Their obnoxious rivals from the Fittes agency are also on the hunt. And if that's not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring again... The author of the blockbuster BARTIMAEUS sequence delivers another humorous and chilling instalment in the critically acclaimed LOCKWOOD & CO. series.

Lockwood & Co: The Dagger in the Desk

Lockwood & Co: The Dagger in the Desk

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

A thrilling new case for London s most talented psychic detection agency from the global bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Sequence.In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . .The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?

Buried Fire

Buried Fire

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?

szamarkandi amulett

szamarkandi amulett

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

Londonban a varazsloke a hatalom. Nathaniel meg csak keszul ra, hogy a kivalasztottak koze keruljon, s eli a varazsloinasok hetkoznapjait. Am elete hirtelen fordulatot vesz, amikor az egyik nagy hatalmu varazslo nyilvanosan megszegyeniti ot. A fiu bosszuvagytol hajtva idezi meg az otezer eves dzsinnt, Bartimaeust, es megparancsolja neki, hogy lopja el ellensege legfeltettebb kincset. Ezzel a tobb mint vakmero lepesevel a fiu a varazslok kozott dulo hatalmi harc kellos kozepen talalja magat, oldalan a csavaros eszu es pimasz dzsinnel.

Ptolemaiosz kapuja

Ptolemaiosz kapuja

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

Ketezer eve Bartimaeus meg ereje teljeben volt, es a nagy magust, Ptolemaioszt mondhatta baratjanak. Most azonban, kiteve ifju gazdaja, Nathaniel kenye-kedvenek, energiai elapadoban vannak. Idokozben egy alneven bujkalo ellenallo titkon a varazslasrol, a demonokrol folytat tanulmanyokat. Celja, hogy valamikepp vege szakadjon az emberek es a varazslok kozti orokos haboruskodasnak. A Bartimaeus sorozat harmadik kotete evezredeken repiti at az olvasot. Hoseink a magia tortenetenek legsotetebb osszeeskuvesevel talaljak szembe magukat, s ami a legrosszabb: egymassal is van elszamolnivalojuk

golem szeme

golem szeme

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

A varazslok uralta Londonban egyre szaporodnak a rejtelyes bunesetek, paratlan ereju magikus eszkozok tunnek el. Puccskiserlet huzodik a hatterben, vagy a magusokkal szembeni Ellenallas a felelos? Bartimaeusnak, a pimasz es talalekony dzsinnek es immar magas, allami hivatalt betolto megidezojenek - aki azonban meg mindig kamasz eveiben jar - olyan ugyeket kell felgongyolitenie, amelyek nem csupan atlathatatlanul bonyolultak, de roppant veszelyesek is

Salamon kiraly gyuruje

Salamon kiraly gyuruje

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2014

Ujra akcioban a pimasz es talalekony dzsinn, Bartimaeus, aki mar harom kotetnyi zajos esemenyen at engedelmeskedett fogcsikorgatva gazdajanak, s kozben probalt minel tobb borsot torni a varazslok orra ala. Am most nem a varazslok uralta Londonban, hanem az evezredekkel korabbi Jeruzsalemben latjuk ot viszont, ahol epp a bolcs es hatalmas Salamon kiraly uralkodik. Hozza indul Saba buszke kiralynojenek megbizasabol egy eszes, talpraesett lany, Asmira. A feladat amit kapott eletveszelyes, es nem csak az o szamara... Azt azonban almaban sem gondolna, mifele hajmereszto kalandokban lesz resze a szemfules es hetvenkedo Bartimaeus dzsinnel az oldalan.

Lockwood & Co., Book 2: The Whispering Skull

Lockwood & Co., Book 2: The Whispering Skull

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood & Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well-until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom. Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found. The author of the blockbuster Bartimaeus series delivers another amusing, chilling, and ingeniously plotted entry in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase Book 1

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase Book 1

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive. Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase Book 1

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase Book 1

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive. Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Listeners who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally bestselling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

The Ring of Solomon

The Ring of Solomon

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Fans of the Bartimaeus sequence will devour this book - a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of characters that the reader can't help but fall for. We find everyone's favourite irascible djinni serving at the court of King Solomon in 950 BC Jerusalem, where he is causing his customary chaos and must help a girl assassin sent by the Queen of Sheba to steal the all-powerful Ring of Solomon. The comic relief is perfectly timed, the dialogue sharp and snappy and the fiendishly clever plot perfectly handled with Jonathan's trademark flair and command of language. Thrills, chills and a danger-spiked finale make Ring of Solomon an absolute must-read.

The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel

The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2010

The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence, now adapted into a stunning graphic novel format - this is Bartimaeus as you've never seen him before! Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the 5000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus. But Bartimaeus's task is not an easy one - he must steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, Bartimaeus and Nathaniel are caught up in a terrifying flood of intrigue, rebellion and murder. Set in modern-day London controlled by magicians, this brilliant adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's bestselling novel will enthral readers of all ages.

Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel

Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

It is 950 B.C.E., and King Solomon rules Jerusalem with a steely hand; a hand on which gleams a magic ring of immense and unforgiving power. Solomon has just begun work on his marvelous temple, charging Khaba, a formidable magician in his royal court, to oversee its construction. The workforce is an ill-behaved bunch of demons, a particularly unruly djinni named Bartimaeus among them. True to form, Bartimaeus promptly gets kicked off the temple project and assigned the even more miserable task of hunting bandits in the desert. There he crosses paths with Asmira, a highly skilled and loyal captain of the Queen of Sheba's guard, on a suicidal mission to save her country from Solomon's imminent attack. Of course, Bartimaeus has no intention of helping her. That is, until Asmira makes him an offer he cannot refuse. . . .A spellbinding addition to Jonathan Stroud's New York Times bestselling Bartimaeus audiobooks, The Ring of Solomon brims with dazzling wit, unforgettable characters, and powerful themes of freedom and slavery, with or without magical bonds.

Heroes of the Valley

Heroes of the Valley

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . . Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . . . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

Heroes of the Valley

Heroes of the Valley

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2009

YALSA Best Books for Young AdultsA thrilling and original adventure from the bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy.Halli Sveinsson has grown up a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council. But young Halli has never quite seemed to fit in with the others and when a practical joke goes too far, he sets in motion a chain ofevents that will forever alter his destiny. Part hero' s saga and part coming-of-age, HEROES OF THE VALLEY is a surprising look at what bravery really means.Praise for Jonathan Stroud:';Stroud is a masterful storyteller, balancing touching sentiment with humor,explosive action scenes with philosophical musings on human nature.'The Horn Book, starred reviewFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Last Siege

Last Siege

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2006

A chance encounter on the snowy slopes of a castle moat throws together three lonely teenagers: Emily, Simon, and the highly imaginative and enigmatic Marcus.At first, the castles ruins are merely the backdrop to a day in the snow. But when the three break in to the forbidden interior of the keep, they find the castle taking on a different, and deeper, meaning. Despite the freezing conditions, they spend the night there, to experience the power of occupation. But when the reenactment gets out of control a very real siege ensues, and their playful dare soon turns into a frenzy of nightmarish action

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two: The Golem's Eye

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two: The Golem's Eye

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now fourteen, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he cant do it alone. With his career on the line, he reluctantly summons his only hope for successthe 5,000-year-old .The duo is reunited just in time: the Resistance is growing more audacious than ever. And to make matters worse, a seemingly invulnerable clay golem is wreaking destruction throughout London, sending the entire city into pandemonium. With time running out, the young magician and his uncontrollable djinni must find the source of the golems power, a task they quickly learn will involve much more than they ever anticipated.In the ensuing chaos, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus will be chased through the streets of Prague, hunt a dancing skeleton across Londons skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, and meet a surprising new ally. Together, these three will have to go heah-to-head with the fearsome golem before the mysterious identity of its master is finally revealed.

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy's Gate

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy's Gate

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an important member of the British government, he grapples with numerous problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britains enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is growing 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, Nathaniels longtime rival Kitty has been stealthily completing her research on magic, demons, and Bartimaeuss past. She has a daring 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 glorious conclusion to the Bartimaeus Trilogy, the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty converge once more. For the first time, we will learn the secrets of Bartimaeuss past, and catch a glimpse into the mysterious Other Placethe world of demonsas together, the threesome faces treacherous magicians, a complex conspiracy, and a rebellious faction of demons. To survive, they must test the limits of this world and question the deepest parts of themselves. And most difficult of allthey will have to learn to trust one another.

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Nathaniel is eleven years old and a magicians 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 Lovelaces 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 charactersdestined to go through many adventures together and bound by a spell that is nearly impossible to break.

Lost Treasure Of Captain Blood

Lost Treasure Of Captain Blood

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2006

This is a title in a series of books full of entertaining puzzles, activities and adventures. Join Mam Spamme and her crew aboard the Spotted Dog as they search for treasure and free the eponymous Captain and find the loot!

Viking Saga Of Harry Bristlebeard

Viking Saga Of Harry Bristlebeard

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Many years ago, Viking chief Magnus Ironjaw had a magical banner that brought him victory in battle. But the banner was stolen by a dragon. Readers can relive Bristlebeard's adventures as he tries to recover the banner, solving puzzles along the way.

The Leap

The Leap

Author: Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2001

Everyone says that Max is drowned, but Charlie thinks differently: she was in the mill-pool with him, and knows exactly what she saw. When she begins to see him in her dreams, her hopes are raised. It seems the reunion she craves is possible. But where exactly is Max leading her? And will she be able to return?

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