[Read] ➵ The Amulet of Samarkand Author Jonathan Stroud – E17streets4all.co.uk Nathaniel is a boy magician in training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master Powerful magicians rule Britain, and its empire, a Nathaniel is a boy magician in training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master Powerful magicians rule Britain, and its empire, and Nathaniel is told his is the ultimate sacrifice for a noble destiny If leaving his parents and erasing his past life isn t tough enough, Nathaniel s master, Arthur Underwood, is a cold, condescending, and cruel middle ranking magician in the Ministry of Internal Affairs The boy s The Amulet PDF/EPUB or only saving grace is the master s wife, Martha Underwood, who shows him genuine affection that he rewards with fierce devotion Nathaniel gets along tolerably well over the years in the Underwood household until the summer before his eleventh birthday Everything changes when he is publicly humiliated by the ruthless magician Simon Lovelace and betrayed by his cowardly master who does not defend himNathaniel vows revenge In a Faustian fever, he devours magical texts and hones his magic skills, all the while trying to appear subservient to his master When he musters the strength to summon the , year old djinni Bartimaeus to avenge Lovelace by stealing the powerful Amulet of Samarkand, the boy magician plunges into a situation dangerous and deadly than anything he could ever imagine.
Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youthsStroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor The Amulet PDF/EPUB or for the Walker Books store He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books During the s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained successIn May , Stroud published his first children s novel, Buried Fire, which was the first of a line of fantasy mythology children s booksAmong his most prominent works are the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy A special feature of these novels compared to others of their genre is that Stroud examines the stereotypes and ethics of the magician class and the enslaved demons This is done by examining the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus The books in this series are The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem s Eye, and Ptolemy s Gate, his first books to be published in the United States Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his two children, Isabelle and Arthur, and his wife Gina, an illustrator of children s books.
- 462 pages
- The Amulet of Samarkand
- Jonathan Stroud
- 13 October 2017 Jonathan Stroud