Bartimaeus 1: The Amulet of Samarkand

by Jonathan Stroud

Part of the The Bartimaeus Sequence Series

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This is the first in an unforgettable fantasy sequence called Bartimaeus, every one of which is full of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion.  When Bartimaeus is packed off against his will by Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition little does he realise the ramifications of it.   Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.  Stroud’s disparate collection of characters are brilliantly drawn and their actions utterly compelling as you are drawn into this incredible story.  The second in the Bartimaeus sequence is The Golem’s Eye and the third is Ptolemy’s Gate.  The fourth one, The Ring of Solomon is recently published and is a spell-binding addition to Bartimaeus sequence.

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The first volume in the brilliant, best-selling Bartimaeus sequence; now with a brand new cover! When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.

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ISBN: 9780552562799
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552562799
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),

About Jonathan Stroud

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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