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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1) 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 Dangerous And Deadly Than Anything He Could Ever Imagine.

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  • Hardcover
  • 462 pages
  • The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
  • Jonathan Stroud
  • English
  • 17 July 2019
  • 078681859X

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  1. says:

    This book had some ground to make up to begin with because after checking its copyright date, all I could think was, It s a bookabout a magic apprenticein Englandwritten after Harry Potter And that meant that I was skeptical, although not to the degree that I thought the main character would be named Barry Cotter or something.Well, there is one big way in which it s like Harry PotterI stayed up all night reading it.This is a FANTASTIC book, one that suggests that Harry Potter b This book had some ground to make up to begin with because after checking its copyright date, all I could think was, It s a bookabout a magic apprenticein Englandwritten after Harry Potter And that meant that I was skeptical, although not to the degree that I thought the main character would be named Barry Cotter or something.Well, there is one big way in which it s like Harry PotterI stayed up all night reading it.This is a FANTASTIC book, one that suggests that Harry Potter books don t have to be just a phenomenon, but could be a genre as well, as long as there are people out there who have the capacity, as Jonathan Stroud does, to create new worlds While Harry Potter may always be on the top of the heap better protagonists , don t make me choose between Dobby and Bartimaeus it will only end in house elf tears....


  2. says:

    Within the first few sentences my heart sank Oh no, I thought, fanciful purple prose attempting to set a magical aura about the opening scene GOTCHA shouted Stroud Well played, sir, well played.One thing The Amulet of Samarkand does not do is take itself too seriously That was a relief I had approached this with trepidation I d heard good things, but I wasn t in the mood for some heavy going in a kiddies fantasy world with evil baddies, precocious sprites, etc No, instead what you get Within the first few sentences my heart sank Oh no, I thought, fanciful purple prose attempting to set a magical aura about the opening scene GOTCHA shouted Stroud Well played, sir, well played.One thing The Amulet of Samarkand does not do is take itself too seriously That was a relief I had approached this with trepidation I d heard good things, but I wasn t i...


  3. says:

    If the quality of a book rested solely on its plot, this would be an excellent novel The general plot is, of course, standard fantasy fare save the world but its details and the world built to drive it is unique Also, there appears to be a second plot running under the main one which will obviously be continued in the later books, and this plot seems muchpromising.Story wise, this first installment in The Bartimaeus Trilogy is respectably good However, the writing failed to appeal to If the quality of a book rested solely on its plot, this would be an excellent novel The general plot is, of course, standard fantasy fare save the world but its details and the world built to drive it is unique Also, there appears to be a seco...


  4. says:

    Such a wise cracking djinn, such a tiny, jerkish upstart You will absolutely devour this book It s hilarious Told from the very different viewpoints of Bartimaeus a smart aleck djinn who has lived thousands of years and has nothing to show for it but an I rock you don t attitude and Nathaniel 12 year old jerkwad apprentice whose lifelong dream is to be a huge im portant government official and have millions of obedient djinn slaves at his fingertips Bartimaeus isn t making it easy for hi Such a wise cracking djinn, such a tiny, jerkish upstart You will absolutely devour this book It s hilarious Told from the very different viewpoints of Bartimaeus a smart aleck djinn who has lived thousands of years and has nothing to show for it but an I rock you don t attitude an...


  5. says:

    I really loved this book, the first of the Bartimaeus Trilogy.It s tempting to compare the book to the Harry Potter series Young boy Magic Sneaking around Breaking the rules Stern teachers But the similarities really end there.In Stroud s world, magicians have no power of their own their power lies in the knowledge of how to summon and enslave spirits, like the djinni Bartimaeus, to do their will These magicians are the proud, arrogant, entitled upperclass that pretty much oppress the I really loved this book, the first of the Bartimaeus Trilogy.It s tempting to compare the book to the Harry Potter series Young boy Magic Sneaking around Breaking the rules Stern teachers But the similarities really end there.In Stroud s world, magicians have no power of their own their power lies in the knowledge of how to summon and enslave spir...


  6. says:

    This is a difficult book to rate It was very well written, with an intriguing plot and engaging wit That being said, I must admit that it wasfrustrating than enjoyable for me.The main problem was that I disliked both of the main characters one is a wily demon Bartimaeus , and the other is a 12 year old kid who is way too smart for his own good Nathaniel I think you d get a similar result if you paired C.S Lewis s Screwtape with Rowling s Draco Malfoy Don t get me wrong I love T This is a difficult book to rate It was very well written, with an intriguing plot and engaging wit That being said, I must admit that it wasfrustrating than enjoyable for me.The main problem was that I disliked both of the main characters one is a wily demon Bartimaeus , and the other is a 12 year old kid who is way too smart for his own good Nathaniel I think you d get a similar result if you paired C.S Lewis s Screwtape with Rowling s Draco Malfoy Don t get me wrong I love The Screwtape Letters, but with nothing enlightening to learn from the demon in question, and having to read a much longer boo...


  7. says:

    Like many people in the early 2000s who found themselves clasped in the claws of fierce Pottermania, I was fond of trolling the internet for Potter related stuff Somewhere, on some website probably Mugglenet , some industrious soul listed a bunch of books to read while waiting for the next book to come out This series made the list I added it to mywishlist pronto, because that s how I kept track of books I wanted to read before Goodreads was ...


  8. says:

    This was a reread for me and a whole load of fun it is too A young and talented magician gets himself in a whole bunch of trouble when he summons a 14th level demon to help in with a task Bartimaeus, the demon called, is a hilarious character and the story is a rollicking read R...


  9. says:

    This book is very cleverly written, with two alternating strands of narration One in the third person, tells the story mainly from the point of view of Nathaniel The other strand gives us a different perspective on the characters and events but it is in the first person, from the point of view of the devious, superior and sarcastic otherworldly being Bartimaeus While it bears some resemblance to other narratives of the underdog sorceror s apprentice Harry Potter leaps to mind , this is diffe This book is very cleverly written, with two alternating strands of narration One in the third person, tells the story mainly from the point of view of Nathaniel The other strand gives us a different perspective on the characters and events but it is in the first person, from the point of view of the devious, superior and sarcastic otherworldly being Bartimaeus While it bears some resemblance to other narratives of the underdog sorceror s apprentice Harry Potter leaps to mind , this is different For while Bartimaeus is to a certain extent an unreliable narrator whose every utterance should not be taken at face value, he does pinpoint the sins, foibles and vanities of the human race and especially of the magical elite, whom he knows intimately from long experience In this respect, he is similar to C.S Lewis s demon Screwtape although Bartimaeus would not care for that particular comparison The reader gets fascinating glimpses of Bartimaeus s past and s...


  10. says:

    Maybe I m feeling slightly defensive, but I honestly believe some of the best books written today are in the childrens young adult section Well, the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud is a book that fits completely into the great books written for children This is one of my favorite childrens book of all time, primarily because of the great characterization of its protagonist, Bartimaeus Bartimaeus lives in a world where magicians gain their powe...

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