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Sunday, December 20, 2009
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel): By Michael Scott
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
The third book in Michael Scott's "Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series, The Sorceress, kicks the action up to a whole new level. Adding to the series' menagerie of immortal humans ("humani") and mythological beasts, the book picks up where The Magician left off: the immortal Nicholas Flamel (of The Alchemyst) and the twins, Sophie and Josh, have just arrived at St. Pancras international train station in London. Almost immediately, they're confronted with a demonic bounty hunter that immortal magician John Dee has sent their way. At the same time, Dee's occasional cohort, Niccolo Machiavelli, decides to focus his energy on Perenelle Flamel, the Alchemyst's wife, who has been imprisoned at Alcatraz since the beginning of the series. In this book, Perenelle gets a chance to show off her sorcery and resourcefulness, fighting and forging alliances with ghosts, beasts, and the occasional Elder to try and find a way out of her predicament and back to Flamel.
Let me first say this book is the 3rd in the series and the first two ARE needed to understand what is going on in the story. The The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel is an incredible series and any fan of mythology should read it. Scott masterfully weaves dozens of different myths and legends together creating an exciting band of characters for the readers to encounter. I really enjoyed how Scott took concepts that were taken for granted in the first two books and put them on their head, causing entire plot lines to change. I defiantly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone I know.