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The Amulet Of Samarkand
Author: Jonathan Stroud

ISBN: 9780552562799
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 2 September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 3.2
The first volume in the brilliant Bartimaeus Trilogy; a gripping fantasy centred on the relationship between a magician`s apprentice and a djinni, with humorous undertones of satire.

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.

About the Author

JONATHAN STROUD went to York University and afterwards worked in publishing as an editor. Married to a designer, he now devotes his whole time to writing.

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