Born in England, Jonathan Stroud always had a love of fantasy literature. So when he moved from an Editor at Kingfisher Publishers to a full-time writer he started off on a quest to write the type of literature he would have enjoyed as a child. His first book Buried Fire, published in 1999, was a fantasy tale of good versus evil.
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.