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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552563703
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $27.99

The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel



The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence, now adapted into a stunning graphic novel format - this is Bartimaeus as you've never seen him before!

The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence, now adapted into a stunning graphic novel format - this is Bartimaeus as you've never seen him before!Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the 5000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus. But Bartimaeus's task is not an easy one - he must steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, Bartimaeus and Nathaniel are caught up in a terrifying flood of intrigue, rebellion and murder.Set in modern-day London controlled by magicians, this brilliant adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's bestselling novel will enthral readers of all ages.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780552563703
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.

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Praise for The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel

The art work that is done by Lee Sullivan and Colour by Nicholas Chapuis is just wonderful. Its bright and colourful and really is easy on the eyes... Overall, a great fun read that will make you want to go out and buy the orginal books. And a huge thumbs up for a very happy four year boy who is totally in love with this graphic novel. 4/5

Love Fantasy scif fi novels blog

an electrifying tale

Lancashire Evening Post

...Bartimaeus' most famous adventure has been brought to stunning graphic life in this beautiful adaptation... This book is 144 pages of pure fantasy gold... It is great to see the story come to life through the wonderful illustrations and colourful layout.

Scribbler!

...a faithful and well-considered take on the near 10-year-old tale... ...atmospheric visuals... ...artwork is beautiful throughout... 9/10 - A charming fantasy romp

Jonathan Wilkins, Totalscifionline.com

[Illustrations are] stunning, detailed and spookily close to my own imaginings of the characters and locations... ...a graphic novel that is beautiful to look upon... ...excellency marks all aspects of this graphic novel, from the story to the art, colour and lettering ... Highly recommended.

FantasyBookReview.co.uk

Wonderfully written and packed with full-color art... ...graphic novel fans of all ages will greatly enjoy.

Marya Jansen-Gruber, lookingglassreview.com

the art, provided by Lee Sullivan is extremely vivid and detailed. It bring the story to life, and compels you to keep reading

Michelle, BCF Book Reviews

...illustrated superbly in this graphic novel. The colours are delicious - rich yet real, bright yet not busy, with realistic shading and other changes of tone. The whole artwork is superlative, with characters - human, magical or otherwise - simply and well defined. That and a whole lot more suggest this book is a faithful adaptation, cherishing the original and only making it more vivid. With the look of this tome the standout, this is the best preteen-read-to-graphic-novel book I've yet seen, making it better than the Alex Rider, Charlie Higson young Bond, and even our co-adaptor's Artemis Fowl tie-ins. It's a lengthy book, for it doesn't appear wordy yet contains a satisfying amount of bulk. It reads fine, and looks splendid, and I have no problem recommending it.

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