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Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand

Written by Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand Synopsis

Nathaniel is eleven years old and a magicians apprentice, learning the traditional arts of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells way beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelaces greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mystery, The Amulet of Samarkand is an extraordinary, edge-of-your-seat thriller with many unexpected twists. Following Bartimaeus and Nathaniel in turn, the story introduces us to two wonderfully memorable charactersdestined to go through many adventures together and bound by a spell that is nearly impossible to break.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780739344552
Publication date: 27th June 2006
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Books on Tape Listening Library
Format: eBook

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