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The Magician by Michael Scott

The Magician

by Michael Scott

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Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (2)

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My Review: This review comes much later. I know I must write these as soon as I finish reading the book, to make sure it is still fresh in my mind. This second book in the 6 book series is written the same way the first one is which, in this case, is a good thing. Why? Because whenever a book such as this decides to take on a lot of historical facts and ideas I appreciate being reminded of certain things. I’ll admit I have terrible short term memory so I don’t complain that a book is “repetitive” especially if it’s full of so much that needs to be remembered. Nothing is unnecessarily put it or oddly left out. I also appreciate that every scene and every character is important to the continuity of the book(s).

If you like myths and legends and making them seem more human, this is a good series. I’m only on the 3rd book now that I’ve finished this one and I have not been disappointed yet. I’d love to tell more specifics but even that would ruin it.

To read the rest of my review go here. ( )
  ericadrayton | Jan 8, 2015 |
Like the first book in this series, this one was just okay. Almost all of it was less-than-exciting, but at the very end it was actually quite suspenseful and that surprised me. This book is okay for a fantasy novel, but it certainly isn't written as well as I think a novel about Nicholas Flamel should be. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
So now that I have finished the series I feel it is better to review the series. I hate starting a series with a great book but then it all goes downhill from there. I want to know if the series is worth reading. Never fear, no spoilers in here. I enjoyed the first few books and found the characters to be well developed and likeable. There were a few books in the middle of the series that were less than stellar. They were not horrible but sometimes the books mid story can get a bit slow and these did. The author did a nice job ending the series though. The final books are surprising and fast paced. I enjoyed this series and would recommend it to fantasy/mythology lovers from preteen through adult. ( )
  goth_marionette | Sep 21, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Aug 1, 2014 |
I really like this book because it is never boring. In the beginning, Sophie and Josh have completely changed in less than a week. They are wishing they were back home more than anything. In The book, Perenelle (Perry) is trapped on alcatraz with monsters right out of your worst nightmare and a sphinx roaming the hallways. Aso, Sophie and Josh have learned that Nicolas Flamel's book, the codex has a prophecy about them! In thIs book, Sophie learns the magis of fire and Josh is awakened. (Mya) ( )
  JSIS-Reviews | Jun 14, 2014 |
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Perched on top of the water tower on Alcatraz, surrounded by huge Dire-Crows, the Morrigan sang softly to herself. It was a song first heard by the most primitive of ancient men, now imprinted deep into humankind's DNA. It was slow and gentle, lost and plaintive, beautiful ... and utterly terrifying. It was the Song of the Morrigan: a cry designed to inspire fear and terror. An on battlefields across the world and down through time, it was often the last sound a human heard in this life.
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The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dr. John Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. . . . If they don’t turn on each other first.

★ “Readers will be swept up.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”—Booklist

“Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”—School Library Journal

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Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman continue their magical training in Paris with Nicholas Flamel, Scatty, and the Comte de Sant Germaine, pursued by Doctor Dee and the immortal Niccolo Machiavelli.

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