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 more I read graphic adaptations of books and other media, the more I realize that they’re a lot like film adaptations.

The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel : Jonathan Stroud :

I felt like in this graphic novel version he was reduced to a softer version of himself. 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 go Nobel 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.

This is surprising because someone so young does not normally contain the skill to summon a djinn of Bartimaeus’ level. He lives in St Albans with his wife and two young children.

I mean, yeah the plot was cliche and I wasn’t at all astounded, but I thought it’d be a solid MG read. I enjoy the artwork, but generally speaking the stories aren’t that well re-told. I thought it was an excellent way to keep the book’s content clean while expanding the story. He wasn’t a character you immediately liked, but he was a character that was very real, very understandable, and very original for it.

Want to Read saving…. Lockwood and co is way better. I also like Nathaniel wh I can’t give this graphic novel five stars because I think I will give five stars to the actual book of The amulet of Samarkand. Lists with This Book. The whole artwork is superlative, with characters – human, magical or otherwise – simply and well defined. I find this a bit funny because Magicians are not born, you have to study for years and develop skills to become one, so all Magicians were Commoners at one point.


You know which item I’m talking about right? Barely different than a hundred other revenge-seeking heroes. Like in movies, the author and illustrator need to strike a delicate balance. On the other hand, the multiple viewpoints from Bartimeaus and Nathaniel feels a bit muddled in the comic, and it’s easy to lose track of who is narrating a specific scene, especially when both characters appear together. And there is an incredibly hilarious demon. It told an awesome story and it was lively and the expressions were perfect.

The Amulet of Samarkand (graphic novel)

Bartimaeus is a sassy little thing. Usually I have seen graphic novels that graphjc use black and white and maybe that is the reason why I have never really took an interest in them. Before long, Bartimaeus and Nathaniel are caught up in a terrifying flood of intrigue, rebellion and murder.

It was a great break in my work day to sit back and relax with this. The writers did a very good job of distilling it down to its most important part. The book follows the story of Nathaniel, an apprentice to Arthur Underwood, who gets on the bad side samarkwnd Simon Lovelace, a powerful and arrogant magician. And perhaps that’s what people are looking for, the “Readers Digest” version of these nkvel.

He’s a great source of comedy, a clever djinni that talks too much and has a knack for getting out of difficult situations. Feb 18, Patrice Noveel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking on the bright side, now I have a whole series of novels to read.

Again, this is actually a good thing as more of the story remains. Both the original novel and this graphic novel are fantasies and, as such, make use of many of the tropes of the fantasy genre, including magic, amule creatures, and struggles between good and evil both internal moral struggles as well as between different individuals.

Dec 19, Nighteye rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like any movie adaptation, a graphic adaptation of a novel will have to change a few details and leave things out, but this story was just as engaging as the original. He embarrasses this young, powerful wizard and this child is not playing games. Its bright and colourful and really is easy on the eyes. Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his two children, Isabelle and Arthur, and his wife Gina, an illustrator of children’s books.


It is great to see the story come to life through the wonderful illustrations and colourful layout. Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths. Tampang Bartimaues harus licik, sok pinter, mengidap waham kebesaran, sarkastis, tapi kadang sesaat bisa juga penuh perhatian. Overall, this book was an amazing experience for me and I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys fantasy graphic novels.

We novl need it spelled out for us. Underwood also wears contacts in this version, though I believe in the book he wears contacts exclusively. Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Why enjoy a tiny taste when you can have the whole thing?

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. The stories about him that were kept in painted him as a sympathetic character only after revenge for the woman he thought aulet as a mother. That will surely be enjoyed by the young and old. Unfortunately this does have its drawbacks as well.

Malahan di graphic novel berasa banget kalau Barti peduli dengan Nathaniel. The novel, The Amulet of Samarkand, is a fantasy book worth reading.


Magicians can summon magical creatures to do novek bidding. I admit, I only read the graphic novel adaptions of books I like to see what an artist would do with it. That said, if you pick this up and like it, you should really go find the original because it is even better.