The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #1)
Nathaniel is a magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With... show more
Nathaniel is a magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion.
Publish date: May 12th 2004
Pages no: 462
Edition language: English
Series: Bartimaeus (#1)
I just wasn't as enamored of this book as a lot of other people seem to be.While I found Bartimaeus' narration more compelling than Nathan's chapters, I didn't really find myself "getting behind" either character. I don't really need characters to be "likeable" in the books I read, but I kept wonder...
Highly entertaining fantasy action. The shared perspective between boy and djinni was engaging, and the sarcastic commentary with plentiful unflattering characterization, delightful. Absolutely worth a read. Recommended for kids upper elementary through adult.
ساعت 5 و ربع صبح و من این کتاب رو برای بار دوم خوندم :)شاید ریویو نوشتم شاید هم ننوشتم. ولی دوباره خوندن این کتاب برام لذت بخش بود. :)
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