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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1)
by Jonathan Stroud

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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1) by Jonathan Stroud Overview

Nathaniel is a boy magician-in-training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master. Powerful magicians rule Britain, and its empire, and Nathaniel is told his is the "ultimate sacrifice" for a "noble destiny." If leaving his parents and erasing his past life isn't tough enough, Nathaniel's master, Arthur Un Nathaniel is a boy magician-in-training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master. Powerful magicians rule Britain, and its empire, and Nathaniel is told his is the "ultimate sacrifice" for a "noble destiny." If leaving his parents and erasing his past life isn't tough enough, Nathaniel's master, Arthur Underwood, is a cold, condescending, and cruel middle-ranking magician in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The boy's only saving grace is the master's wife, Martha Underwood, who shows him genuine affection that he rewards with fierce devotion. Nathaniel gets along tolerably well over the years in the Underwood household until the summer before his eleventh birthday. Everything changes when he is publicly humiliated by the ruthless magician Simon Lovelace and betrayed by his cowardly master who does not defend him. Nathaniel vows revenge. In a Faustian fever, he devours magical texts and hones his magic skills, all the while trying to appear subservient to his master. When he musters the strength to summon the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus to avenge Lovelace by stealing the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, the boy magician plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything he could ever imagine.

Jonathan Stroud

About The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1) Description

Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths. Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies

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Original Title The Amulet of Samarkand ISBN 078681859X (ISBN13: 9780786818594 ) Edition Language English Series Bartimaeus #1 Characters Bartimaeus, Arthur Underwood, Martha Underwood, Simon Lovelace, Rupert Devereaux...more , Jessica Whitwell, Sholto Pinn, Kathleen "Kitty" Jones, Simkin, Stanley Hake, Faquarl, Nathaniel...less setting London, England (United Kingdom) Literary Awards Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (2006), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Jugendbuch (2005) (102)