Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Warlock: By Michael Scott



In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.
With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.


What can I say about The Warlock? It’s fantastic, it’s brilliant with its use of gods and myths, it’s surprisingly accurate with the details of said myths and evidence prevalent today. All that is true and yet it’s so much more than those words could ever hope to ecompass.

The Warlock takes place immediately after the events of The Necromancer end. The twins are separated as they each chose different allies to support. Yet to me The Warlock was much less about the twins and much more about the adventures of the other characters: Dee, Virginia, Scatty, Joan, the Flamels, and surprising new characters. While I love the twins, this was a fantastic chance for the reader to get a glimpse into the lives of the other important characters in the story. Besides that it really rounds many of the characters, such as Virginia, Billy, Machiavelli, and Scatty out as much more well rounded characters.

As the 5th book in a six book series this volume obviously leaves quite a few cliffhangers and shocking surprises unanswered. I fully expect to have all my questions answered in the last installment, and am both saddened and exhilarated with the ending of such a wonderful series.

All in all if you enjoy mythology (of all types), fantasy, well written characters, and exciting and intricate plot lines then you will absolutely love The Warlock and the entire The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. A must read!

10 out of 10


Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Published: May 24, 2011

Price: $18.99

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