Book Review: The Amulet of Samarkhand
So before my young one can start reading on his own, I'd like to read at least some of the books that have hit the popularity chart of the current generation and educate my son in a couple of years.
So I talk to you about this young lad and his Djinni who together share 3 adventures in this fantastic series, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, authored by Jonathan Stroud.
Yes, it involves magic and therefore a given hit with your children. I would recommend it for kids above 6 or 7.
To compare it to Harry Potter would be a tad unfair as both, essentially, deal with different concepts although the location settings for both these novels is London.
The Amulet of Samarkhand, the first in the series, is a captivating story of the boy, Nathaniel, who turns from being an apprentice to an amateur. The plot, as the title suggests is about a stolen amulet that needs to be returned to the proper owner.
What I like in this book, is the engaging conversational tone that the author has used and the wonderful use of the English language that takes you to a different realm altogether.
Hope you get to read the book sometime!