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The Amulet of Samarkand

The Amulet of Samarkand

Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy (Book #1)
by Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss.

With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt.

Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this extraordinary, funny, pitch-perfect thriller will dazzle the myriad fans of Artemis Fowl and the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. And with the rights sold in more than a dozen countries, and a major motion picture in the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is on the fast track to becoming a classic.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jonathan Stroud Stroud has gone on to publish more young adult novels including his latest entitled, Bartimaeus: The Amulet of Samarkand, the first book in this fantasy trilogy. While receiving rave reviews this series is sure to be must read for fantasy lovers.

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