THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND GRAPHIC NOVEL (). Bartimaeus’s most famous adventure is brought to stunning graphic life in this beautiful and faithful. The Amulet of Samarkand has ratings and reviews. C.G. said: This was intensely hilarious and intriguing and fabulous! I didn’t feel like facing. The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel (Bartimaeus) by Jonathan Stroud – book cover, description, publication history.

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The setting of a alternate history London under the rule of vindictive and power hungry magicians, including a London Eye incorporating a pentagram into its design, we get a good impression of things we could only imagine in the novel.

Though thousands of years older, Bartimaeus shares some similar characteristics with Nicholas. Sometimes the font with even hard to read as it was so small.

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The art is nice, but pretty standard YA literary adaptation style. This is surprising because someone so young does not normally contain the skill to summon a djinn nvoel Bartimaeus’ level. I also like Samarkkand who learns very important lesson in this story. The Amulet of Samarkand starts off the same way the novel did with the summoning of Bartimaeus the djinn by a young twelve year old magician.

The Best Books of Magicians can summon magical creatures to do their bidding. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lavishly drawn with just the right amount of humor, bravery and wit; Stroud keeps his character similar to the books with his impatience, distaste and at times indifference to wizards. The writers did a very good job of distilling it down to its most important part. My 10 year old son who also read it agrees. Overall, it was an entertaining read once I got past the diversions and really got into the plot, but it’s pretty clear that the graphic novel doesn’t quire stand up on its own – hence the rest of the novels not getting adaptations as well.


Another magician is consumed by a nasty creature he summons. Beautiful drawn and amazing coloring, good story. I still want to read the original version, but I found this graphic novel very satisfying.

The Amulet of Samarkand

Clearly they were trying to maintain the chapter breaks from the novel, but when they’re grraphic on every page it is obvious that it would have been better to break up the graphic novel into larger “chapters” and do away with the original chapter breaks. Only things quickly go wrong. It’s almost like the writers are afraid to let the pictures tell the story.

The text is small.

It is great to see the story come to life through the wonderful illustrations and colourful layout. Unfortunately this does have its drawbacks as well. For a book that was a lot thinner than the novel the story was adapted very well, both Nathaniel and Bartimaeus’ characters were exactly as I remembered them from the books as well as the many side characters and the world of the books were shown and described thoroughly enough that readers who have not read the novels will not feel as if anything was left out.

They need to be faithful to the source material, while making sure the adaptation fits its new format. Dan ternyata diriku tidak salah. Feb 18, Patrice Sartor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nathaniel 11, magician apprentice, learns more challenging spells than his master assigns.

Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the year-old djinni, Bartimaeus.

I’d be interested in seeing the GNs of nkvel next two books. A fairly competent graphic novel adaptation of The Amulet of Samarkand, the first in Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimeaus trilogy, the humor, action, and witty world building in the novel come through quite well here. The whole apprentice idea has been done over and over and oooover, of course, and this was a little cliche.

The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel

View all 6 comments. But I found this a pleasantly faithful rendering. The graphic novel offers two narrators, both the djinni and the boy magician tell the story from their points of view, and both are spot-on, helping to really o define their characters. May 01, Kristina Vallentin Larsen rated it really liked it Shelves: Just read the book!! A young boy was sold samarkannd around age 6 so that he may be apprenticed to a magician.


The Amulet of Samarkand (The Graphic Novel) by Jonathan Stroud

Among his most prominent works are the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy. That being said, there are some really wonderful things and some really terrible things about this book on its own. Return to Book Page. They appear far too often in story line at the beginning and take up an entire panel, which totally throws off the reader’s visual progression and makes it difficult to get immersed in the story.

This is surprising because someone so young does no I don’t know how many years its been since I’ve read The Bartimaeus Trilogy but I loved those books from the very first time I read The Amulet of Samarkand and was most excited to find out that a graphic novel version had been created.

If I remember correctly, there was plenty of this already, but I think that the artist’s choices are quite representative of the characters. Noveel the major, important events hovel kept, but most of Nathanial’s story, and a lot of the fun, minor details got left out. Which is not how Is see–or like–Nathanial at all. To ask other readers questions about The Amulet of Samarkandplease sign up.

Malahan di graphic novel berasa banget kalau Barti peduli dengan Nathaniel. I enjoy the artwork, but generally speaking the stories nofel that well re-told. Feb 24, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Nathaniel embarks on a quest for revenge, infiltrating Lovelace’s mansion, where he realizes that much more than his honor is at stake.

Jan 01, mina rated it it was amazing. The already small panels are cluttered with text boxes containing Bartimaeus’s stream of consciousness.