Book Review The Amulet of Samarkand
Book: The Amulet of Samarkand
Author: Johnathan Stroud
This exciting tale revolves around Nathaniel, an eleven year old magician’s apprentice, Bartimaeas, a five thousand-year old djinni, and their adventures together. It all starts when Nathaniel gets humiliated by a magician named Lovelace. Nathaniel then Summons Bartimaeus to steal one of Lovelaces amulets. It turns out that the amulet is very powerful and Lovelace will do anything to get it back. When he finds out that Nathaniel has it he tries to kill him, so Nathaniel has to go into hiding. With an anti-magic rebellion going on as well, Nathaniel has to use his wits, and Bartimaeus’s help, to get out of the dangerous position he has put himself in.