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The Amulet Of Samarkand - The Bartimaeus Sequence (Paperback)
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The Amulet Of Samarkand - The Bartimaeus Sequence (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. 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.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9780552562799
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Drama, humour and hypnotically engaging storytelling" * Independent *
"The truly original touch is the way Stroud alternates Nathaniel's story with the djinni's own knowing and irascible first-person narrative" * Guardian *
"The narrative slips skilfully from first person to third and back and Bartimaeus's voice is laugh-out-loud sassy, while Nathaniel's story has an engaging poignancy as he tries to prove himself in a world in which he has always been despised" * The Sunday Times *
"Not since Gulliver's Travels has a children's writer managed to combine a thrilling tale of magic and adventure with such deliciously pointed comedy" * The Times *
"Terrific stuff" * Mail on Sunday *

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“The first in a great series”

Set in a parallel world where magicians rule the vast British Empire and look down on the ordinary commoners who do their dirty work, 'The Amulet of Samarkand' is the first outing for young magician... More

Paperback edition
2nd September 2010
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“A stand-out, witty novel”

When a scheming magician humiliates a bright young apprentice he thinks no more about it. However, 12-year-old Nathaniel seeks revenge and summons an Arabian djinni to steal a powerful amulet from him, sparking a... More

Paperback edition
6th April 2014
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