By Jonathan Stroud

ISBN-10: 078681859X

ISBN-13: 9780786818594

Proposing an exhilarating new voice in kid's literature-a witty, gripping experience tale that includes a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a tender magician's apprentice, taking his first classes within the arts of magic. but if a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in entrance of each person he is familiar with, Nathaniel makes a decision to kick up his schooling a couple of notches and convey Lovelace who is boss. With revenge on his brain, he masters one of many hardest spells of all: summoning the omnipotent djinni, Bartimaeus. yet summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are various things completely, and whilst Nathaniel sends the djinni out to thieve the robust Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel reveals himself stuck up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, homicide, blackmail, and rebel. Set in a modern day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this awesome, humorous, pitch-perfect mystery will dazzle the myriad lovers of Artemis chicken and the His darkish fabrics trilogy. And with the rights bought in additional than a dozen international locations, and a tremendous movie within the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is at the speedy music to turning into a vintage.

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To my disappointment, the girl clamped her hands over her ears. " she said. " "Surely you do not want my enmity," I went on, soothingly. " "I don't care about either," the girl said, lowering her hands. " "You can't have it. But you can have a fight if you like. Apart from the damage it'll do you, I'll make sure I let off a signal that'll bring the Night Police down on us like gorgons from hell. " That made her flinch a bit. I built on my advantage. "Don't be naïve," I said. "Think about it. You're trying to rob me of a very powerful object.

That made her flinch a bit. I built on my advantage. "Don't be naïve," I said. "Think about it. You're trying to rob me of a very powerful object. It belongs to a terrible magician. " Whether it was this threat or the accusation of naïveté that got to her, the girl was rattled. I could tell by the direction of her pout. Experimentally I shifted one elbow a little. The corresponding boy grunted and tightened his grip on my arm. A siren sounded a few roads away. The girl and her bodyguards looked uneasily down the alley into the darkness.

Nathaniel was not even allowed to light the candles and, what was worse, he was told to leave the spectacles behind. " he asked, rather more pettishly than was his habit with his master; a narrow-eyed stare instantly reduced him to silence. The summoning began as a deep disappointment. After the incantations, which Nathaniel was pleased to find he largely understood, nothing seemed to happen. A slight breeze blew through the workroom; otherwise all was still. The empty pentacle stayed empty. His master stood close by, eyes shut, seemingly asleep.

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