The Amulet of Samarkand signing

Forbidden Planet has announced a signing and Q&A session with Jonathan Stroud, plus live art by Andrew Donkin and Lee Sullivan, for the graphic novel The Amulet of Samarkand at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 24 February 6.00–7.00pm.

“Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, an irresistible plot is woven through sharp dialogue and stunning new artwork. Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the 5000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus.

Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, leading to a thrilling and hilarious adventure.”