Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Synopsis: Young adult fantasy, the first in the Bartamaeus Trilogy, about a freedom-seeking genie ("djin" in the book) called up by a young boy wizard who wants revenge against other wizards who turn out to be more dangerous than suspected.
Analysis: Interesting and entertaining but I didn't like all the conjuring and demons. Magic in this series depends on one's ability to control the demonic (wizardry) and there a lots of demons. Medium-level YA fantasy.

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