The Amulet of Samarkand

The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One

By Stroud, Jonathan

Publishers Summary:
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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ISBN
978-0-78681-859-4
Publisher
Miramax Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2004

Gr 5-9 Nathaniel has been apprenticed to Mr. Underwood for several years. At the age of 12, he has finally been Named and is on his way to becoming a real magician. Suddenly, London is in an uproar. The Amulet of Samarkand has been stolen from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace. Only Nathaniel knows what really happened because it was he who commanded the 5000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus to steal it fo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2003

The magicians ruling the British empire in this anachronistic modern fantasy derive their powers from demons—marids, afrits, djinn, imps—who, though summoned to work the magicians' wills, are always looking for a loophole through which to destroy them. Bartimaeus, a smart-mouthed bruiser of a djinni, called by a stripling magician to steal the Amulet of Samarkand, finds just such a loophole when he learns his master's secret birthname. Nathani...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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