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Shvoong Home>Books>Science Fiction & Fantasy>The Bartimaeus Trilogy.Book 1.The Amulet of Samarkand Review

The Bartimaeus Trilogy.Book 1.The Amulet of Samarkand

Book Review   by:adc1057     Original Author: Jonathan Shroud
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" "I charge you to retrieve the Amulet of Samarkand from the house of Simon
Lovelace and bring it to me when I summon you at dawn tomorrow."
"You what?"
"I charge you to retrieve—"
"Yes, I heard what you said." I didn''t mean to sound petulant. It just slipped
out, and my sepulchral tones slipped a bit too.
"Then go!" "


This is where the story starts."The Amulet of Samarkand" is the first part of the Bartimaneus Trilogy written by Jonathan Shroud.This book has become a bestseller.And is famous because of its footnotes.

Nathaniel,a young child,brought up by a magician invokes "Bartimaneus"-the powerful djinn and orders him to steal the "Amulet of Samarkand" which belonged to Simon Lovelace(a very powerful wizard), because of an old grudge against him.Soon Nathaniel finds, things are not as simple as it looks from outside.
Nathaniel finds that Simon had acquired the Amulet by murdering someone..and Nathaniel becomes determined to dig up dirt on Simon.So he goes deep into the matter, only to find a dangerous plan that can affect the Parliament!!!
Will Nathaniel will be able to stop this?What danger lies ahead for him?
Read the book to find out!
Published: August 17, 2007   
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