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The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand
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Presenting a thrilling new voice in children's literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly... show more
Presenting a thrilling new voice in children's literature-a witty, gripping adventure story featuring a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, blackmail, and revolt. Set in a modern-day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this extraordinary, funny, pitch-perfect thriller will dazzle the myriad fans of Artemis Fowl and the His Dark Materials trilogy. And with the rights sold in more than a dozen countries, and a major motion picture in the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is on the fast track to becoming a classic.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780786818594 (078681859X)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 462
Edition language: English
Series: Bartimaeus (#1)
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 33/100: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
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...
Psymin's Blog
Psymin's Blog rated it
5.0 سه گانه بارتیموس - طلسم سمرقند
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. :)
Necromancer
Necromancer rated it
4.0 The Amulet of Samarkand
در کل کتاب خوبی بود ولی می تونست بهتر باشه. به نظر من شروع کتاب بهترین قسمت اون و پایان کتاب بدترین جای اون بود. مشکل این کتاب اینه که خشونت زیادی در اون نیست. بارتیموس زیاد خطرناک به نظر نمیرسه و حتی با فهمیدن اسم واقعی ناتانیل کار زیادی نمیکنه. اون طور که میگه قدرتمند نیست و بیشتر تو کار تغییر چهر...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 You Talk Too Much--You Worry Me to Death
Lockwood & Co. Book 2: The Whispering Skull throws us headlong into the adventures of ghost hunters in a parallel universe London. In this volume, Lucy, our talented heroine, again joins Anthony Lockwood, an Indiana Jones type, and George, a Watson-like researcher as they battle spirits from beyond ...
Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it
4.0 The Amulet of Samarkand
3.5 stars
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