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The Necromancer by Michael Scott

The Necromancer

by Michael Scott

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Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (4)

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Good thing for Dee that the elders seem clueless about parts of human nature. Bad thing for Josh that he is as gullible a twit as ever. I want to listen to Josh eating a pile of crow before this series ends. Nice use of flashbacks for backstories and historical persons/gods for characters, as usual. I'm a woman, so I have no problem with wives/sisters being more powerful/sensible than husbands/brothers more often than not. Thank you, Mr. Scott. ( )
  JalenV | Dec 3, 2014 |
the story continues just as great as the previous ones. The last few chapters i couldn't put it down i needed to finish it. fantastic ending. ( )
  ritapt | Jun 13, 2014 |
Excellent book based on different mythological and historical figures. I really enjoy the series. Each book leaves the reader wanting more. Teachers can incorporate a research project based on story characters. ( )
  AmberEgan | Apr 25, 2014 |
This series propels the reader from one book to the next. ( )
  TeenSpirit | Mar 22, 2014 |
The Necromancer
The story begins with Sophie and Josh Newman going to their Aunt Agnes’s house. They were worried what their aunt would think since they had been gone for six days straight without calling. They wondered if the right thing to do was to tell her the truth of what happened the day they left. They said they would tell her all about them learning about the gods, and getting a secret crest that gave them power. When Sophie and Josh got to their aunt’s house they noticed a limousine and ran into their aunt’s house. When they got there, they were ready to fight but the limousine was there for them. The guests from the limo were vampires they were there to warn the twins Josh and Sophie about the dark elders going after them. Then the vampires took Sophie and put her on a houseboat. Josh soon alerted the Flamels the holders of the codex to help him find his sister. The Flamels knew that Sophie had been kidnapped but they knew it would help because the good people kidnapped her. Josh soon sought for help from Prometheus and Mars.
Little did Josh know they were the dark elders. Once he knew that the Flamels had his sister. He began to think they were the bad people when they were trying to warn Josh. The Flamels had the power to take over peoples mind or talk to them using voices in that person’s head, so they tried this to help Josh, but it did not work. The dark elders offered Josh the ability to be a Necromancer or be able to bring back the dead. The dark elders real plan was to feed them to a being that looked like medusa. Once she fed on his power, she would not bother the human world anymore. Though she was the most hideous monster, he thought she was beautiful because the dark elders put a spell on him. Then right before Josh was devoured his sister, Sophie came in and whipped the monster but Josh did not know why because the monster was beautiful to him. The battle was ended when a Japanese immortal jumped off a roof with the monster to ensure of its death. The monster dying made Josh think his sister had went bad with the Flamels so he went and joined sides with the dark elders.

This book is the most interesting book I have ever read. The book has a diverse range of characters from Shakespeare to Oden. I give the book five out of five stars. The book has a lot of action, which is ideal in my choice of books. The book has very diverse word choice that creates vivid images in my mind. I would recommend this book to my friends because I know that most of the love mythology. In conclusion the Necromancer is a very well written book and is action-packed. ( )
  DonteR.B4 | Mar 21, 2014 |
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Boehmer, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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San Francisco:  

Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home.  And they're both more confused than ever about their future.  Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves, 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, 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, and now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them 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 failed to regain the final two pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw. 

But the Magician 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.
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Nicholas Flamel and teenaged twins Josh and Sophie Newman return to San Francisco where a weakened Flamel reunites with his wife, Perenelle, hoping to use his remaining power to prevent the monsters on Alcatraz Island from escaping. Meanwhile, Dr. John Dee and Machiavelli continue to seek power and the twins desperately try to determine who they can trust as they search for Scatty and an immortal who can teach Josh the magic of fire.… (more)

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