The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #1) - Jonathan Stroud7.90

"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.

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Release date: 2003
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Tags: mythopoeic awards
Average rating: 7.90/10
Total ratings: 185
Updated: January 16, 2017

The Bartimaeus Trilogy :: Series

The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #1)7.90
The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #2)7.70
Ptolemy's Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #3)8.88
The Ring of Solomon (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #4)8.66

Reviews

8/10 |
May 13, 2010
An absolutely interesting novel and trilogy. The Bartimaeus Trilogy has remarkably alike feeling to it than there is in Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel. The atmosphere is something I would call delicious. There is some very ...