The Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud
In BriefNathaniel is a young apprentice magician in a parallel modern London, determined to have his revenge for an unbearable humiliation. He summons Bartimaeus, a witty, sarcastic 5,000 year old djinni, to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from his enemy, setting in motion a series of unexpected, dangerous and fast-paced adventures.
Why you should read itThe first book in the Bartimaeus trilogy is a highly entertaining mix of fantasy, thriller and comedy. Let the story carry you in a whirlpool of magic, gripping adventures, powerful spirits and greedy magicians, and be ready to fall victim to Bartimaeus’s effervescent narration!