The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge.
Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.
Author: Stroud, Jonathan, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Corgi Childrens, Series: The Bartimaeus Sequence, Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK, Published: 02/09/2010, Pagination: 496 pages, Classification: Reading age: from c 12 years, Country of Publication: United Kingdom