The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Title: The Sorceress
Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: May 26, 2009
Other Titles in Series: The Alchemist (#1), The Magician (#2), The Necromancer (#4), The Warlock (#5)

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 91/100 or A-
Source: Library

Synopsis: Paris: Dr John Dee has torn the city apart in every attempt to intercept the immortal Nicholas Flamel ans Sophie and Josh Newman. Paris’s streets are in ruins, Notre Dame destroyed, the Comte de Saint-Germain’s home leveled. Dee has the book of Abraham the Mage, but he’s still missing the two pages the Dark Elders need for the Final Summoning. Without them the spell cannot be cast, and Dee is well aware that the Dark Elders will not rest until they are in power and the human race is destroyed–or he is.

London: Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was demolished by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of legend, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.
But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped on Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent–the twin sword of Excalibur. But Clarent’s power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.
If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find someone who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic–Water Magic. The problem? The only being who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane.

Review: Michael Scott’s knack for bringing readers plenty of action and adventure has not dimmed in the slightest. The third installment of this exciting series is an enjoyable read for those who prefer fast-paced plots. Books such as these will leave an imprint on the reader, making their thirst for more of the series nearly insatiable. For the lovers of mythology and magic, I highly recommend it.

The characters were, once again, solid and fascinating to read about. The continuation of the previously introduced character’s adventures was satisfying, although Michael’ influx of new personae is what I enjoy most about the series. His creativity is undiminished.

Overall, The Sorceress is a great installment to the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. It could be recommended to almost anybody who enjoys a deceptively juvenile and in-depth plot. Readers who have been fans of the series since the beginning will love to indulge upon this book and satisfy the always hungry literary monster which resides in us all.

Scott, Michael. (2009). The Sorceress. New York: Random House.  

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