The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel
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The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel

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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.show more

Product details

  • 10+
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 12mm | 381.02g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 0552563706
  • 9780552563703
  • 84,318

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"...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." * The Bookbag * "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 *show more

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan is the author of the bestselling Bartimaeus trilogy, as well as standalone novels HEROES OF THE VALLEY, BURIED FIRE, THE LEAP and THE LAST SIEGE. Jonathan worked as a children's book editor before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in St Albans with his wife and two young children.show more

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"an electrifying tale"show more

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72 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (25)
3 26% (19)
2 4% (3)
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