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Jonathan Stroud

Autor(a) de The Amulet of Samarkand

33+ Works 29,637 Membros 854 Reviews 73 Favorited

About the Author

Jonathan Stroud, best selling fantasy fiction author, was born in Bedford, England on October 27, 1970. While growing up he experimented with different kinds of writing. He went on to read English Literature at York University. After graduation he worked in editing at Walker Books, in London and mostrar mais continued there for several years. His first novel, When Buried Fire, was published in 1999. In 2001 he began writing full-time. He is the author of the wildly popular Bartimaeus Sequence and Lockwood and Co, series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand (2003) 9,091 cópias
The Golem's Eye (2004) 5,999 cópias
Ptolemy's Gate (2005) 5,257 cópias
The Screaming Staircase (2013) 2,149 cópias
The Ring of Solomon (2010) 1,553 cópias
The Whispering Skull (2014) — Autor — 986 cópias
Heroes of the Valley (2009) 903 cópias
The Hollow Boy (2015) — Autor — 726 cópias
The Creeping Shadow (2016) — Autor — 579 cópias
The Empty Grave (2017) 491 cópias
The Bartimaeus Trilogy (2003) 465 cópias
Buried Fire (1999) 407 cópias
The Last Siege (2003) 195 cópias
The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne (2021) 187 cópias

Associated Works

Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Bartimaeus series advice qvestion em The Green Dragon (Fevereiro 2012)


Loved it!! I love stories where Magic and the supernatural are front and center in the main world. Usually stories like this, the ghost hunters or supernatural experts have to keep hidden, to the shadows, because magic is one *big* secret. But in this world, the entire country adapted to supernatural threats and are apart of everyone's everyday lives. The pace was just right, and the author often put background information into the proper places in a way that didn't stall the story or make the reader forget at which point in time the story currently is. The characters are all pretty well rounded and not one dimensional, there are lots of moral grey areas that are fun to dissect and the overall storyline is hinted at many times for future books. However, often when the characters are fighting the "Visitors" the end to the fight seems pretty anticlimactic, which the MC actually points out, which is a nice kind of fourth wall break. Overall this is a great story and Johnathan Stroud has got himself another winner.… (mais)
Toby.Palevsky-Smith | outras 103 resenhas | Jun 10, 2024 |
The conclusion of a very good YA fantasy series. The story has similarities with the second book, but I won't say that the series could have been shorter, because the point here is the evolution of the characters, and the way they change makes more sense and matters more to us because we have seen them mature through the previous adventures.

The chapters narrated by Bartimaeus are hilarious as always, but we see a lot more of the person... eh... the djinni... behind all the sarcasm and boasting. Nathaniel, who had become dull and unlikable in the second book is the one who grows more. Kitty also plays a big role in the bittersweet resolution of the series.

Very enjoyable books!
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jcm790 | outras 103 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
Excellent second part of the series, it maintains what I loved about the first part (the funny perspective of the djinn Bartimaeus and the contrast with the talented but naive and overly serious Nathaniel), while at the same time developing the setting a lot, and giving us a different outside perspective of the magician's world.
jcm790 | outras 114 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
The book is based on the relationship between the teenage magician apprentice Nathaniel and Bartimaeus, the djinn he summons to help him with his plans. Nathaniel is serious and powerful but inexperienced and somewhat naive, while Bartimaeus is the complete opposite: ancient, wisecracking and has seen everything. The two have to cooperate but there's a lot of tension between them because magicians work magic by summoning djinns and making them do their will, and djinns see that as being enslaved, and want to get free.

So the story is told from both points of view in alternating chapters. Bartimaeus chapters are in first person while Nathaniel's are in third-person. Bartimaeus' narration is quite funny, and the dynamics between the two main characters works quite well. While that is the strongest point, the book is well-written and the setting and the adventure interesting, so it's very readable and entertaining. One of the best YA fantasies out there.
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jcm790 | outras 255 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |



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