The first volume in the brilliant, best-selling 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780552562799