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The Amulet of Samarkand


The first volume in the brilliant, best-selling Bartimaeus sequence. When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

Got me reading again!

by Kiltedbear on Mar 24, 2010

I picked this up in the $3 bin at my local Big Lots. Let me tell you, I was a ravenous fantasy/sci fi reader in my teens about 20 years ago, and then suddenly I just quit. I was sick of the same old plots and bad writing. Since then, I've read maybe 2 books cover to cover. When I found this in the ... More


This Book was Magical

by harryspetdonkey on Nov 16, 2008

This is by far one of the best books i've ever read (let's be honest, you just can't beat Harry Potter). It was fast paced and original. It was a wonderful storyline. It was a fantasy with just the right amount of darkness. Stroud was even able to work a little bit of romance into the whole series. I ... More



by MommaBear on Oct 23, 2007

Kept me Interested and passed onto my son who went through it fast and is on to book two. So you know it is a great read!!! More


Demons, Demons, Demons

by Necromancer on Apr 3, 2007

The first books in Jonathon Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy is a must read. With it's realistic settings and emotional growth the book is highly recommended by many fans. More

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