"One of this year's most inventive and ingenious novels." – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
A young magician's apprentice, Nathaniel, secretly summons the irascible 5000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus, to do his bidding. The task for Bartimaeus 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, Barimaeus and Nathaniel are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, rebellion and murder.
Set in modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, bestselling thriller will enthral readers of all ages.