The Amulet of Samarkand
When the 5000-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… More »
When the 5000-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 murder and rebellion. For Lovelace, at the centre of government intrigue, will spare no one ... Book One of THE BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY, this is a brilliant, unputdownable, electrifying thriller, laced with humour, power, ambition and revenge.« Less
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Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
when Nathaniel is 5, he is taken in as the apprentice of a magician. he is awed by his master's stupendous magical capability. little does he know that in only a few years, he will be capable of even more. when Nathaniel summons up bartimeus, one of the most powerful genies in the magical world, he will dive deeper into the vast world of magic than he ever could have fathomed before
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Puppet interviews Johnathan Stroud
Earl, spokespuppet for the Salt Lake City Public Library, interviews Johnathan Stroud, author of the Bartimeus Sequence, at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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