The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And after everything they've seen and learned in the past week, they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves from the Dark Elders, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn't the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison's bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters-an army for Dee to use in the final battle. And now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose those monsters on San Francisco.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw-and the new prey of all the creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel.
But Dee has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he'll have to train a necromancer. And the twins of legend will make the perfect pupils. . . .
Now visualize a book filled with action, adventure, intelligent dialogue, and interesting characters.
Finally picture this series lasting six different books, and each ending with enough drama and mystery to make a season finally of Lost jealous.
You have just imagined The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series.
The Necromancer is the fourth book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, and if it is at all possible this book is even better than its predecessor.
Michael Scott, is one of Ireland’s best authors and it is clear he has hit his stride with this series. It has action, adventure, memorable characters, intricate plot lines, gods, immortals, and magic. It is one of the best series I’ve read and I think any fan of action, adventure, mythology, or young adult books should read this book.
I know it’s hard to believe it’s as good as I’m making it sound but it truly is great. The only warning I will say for new readers is to read this series in order. It does not spend time repeating what past books have covered so if you want to understand the series make sure you read everything from The Magician to the recently released The Necromancer.
The Necromancer is a great book and will make a great summer read. Current and new fans should enjoy the new plot lines in the story and be shocked and amazed with the exciting conclusion to this book. A summer must read.
10 out 0f 10
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: May 25, 2010