The Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud

“Twelve-year-old Nathaniel begins the story as an ambitious but lonely magician’s apprentice. His ambition causes the death of his master and brings the djinni Bartimaeus into his life. Bartimaeus, who injects a wonderfully sardonic sense of humor into the book, accompanies Nathaniel on a series of adventures to retrieve a powerful amulet and defeat a powerful magician. The love-hate relationship between the two makes this book, the first of a trilogy, especially appealing.” —an enthusiastic reader like you

Page Count 462
Part of a Series? Yes
Age Level 11 — up

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