Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series.
Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.
But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent—the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarent’s power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.
If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find an Elder who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic—Water Magic. The problem? The only one who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane. Goodreads
About the Book:
Author: Michael Scott
Book length: 502 pages
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Magic, Mythology, Adventure, Supernatural
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Starting reading: January 29
Finished reading: February 2
“I like places like this,” he announced.
I like old places too,” Josh said, “but what’s to like about a place like this?”
The king spread his arms wide. “What do you see?”
Josh made a face. “Junk. Rusted tractor, broken plow, old bike.”
Ahh…but I see a tractor that was once used to till these fields. I see the plow it once pulled. I see a bicycle carefully placed out of harm’s way under a table.”
Josh slowly turned again, looking at the items once more.
And i see these things and I wonder at the life of the person who carefully stored the precious tractor and plow in the barn out of the weather, and placed their bike under a homemade table.”
Why do you wonder?” Josh asked. “Why is it even important?”
Because someone has to remember,” Gilgamesh snapped, suddenly irritated. “Some one has to remember the human who rode the bike and drove the tractor, the person who tilled the fields, who was born and lived and died, who loved and laughed and cried, the person who shivered in the cold and sweated in the sun.” He walked around the barn again, touching each item, until his palm were red with rust.” It is only when no one remembers, that you are truly lost. That is the true death.”
What did I think of the book?
Like the first two novels, I loved this book!! I can’t help but think this series was supposed to be one big ass book with two novellas!! ^^ That would be one book of 2.670 pages =] Yep, that’s one huge ass book. But like I’ve experienced this story the books are written in a way one will pick up the story where the last one ended.
I felt my heart break when Paris was destroyed. The Notre Dame can’t be destroyed, I refuse!! But luckily for us, it’s fictional and the beautiful building is still in one piece, for now. You never know with all the nut-jobs walking around these days.. And okay, it wasn’t all to blame on Dee and Machiavelli, Nicholas and the twins had their share in the destruction of the landmark. But hey, I would too, she said sadly and ashamed, if I had to choose between the building or my own life and that of everybody else living on this planet. All for the greater good, right?
I feared for Nicholas and Pernelle. For their lives and their daily aging =o I feared more for Pernellle this book than for Nicholas. Being trapped on Alcatraz, Scatty missing, what will become of them? Will they survive?
Pernelle has a hard time and it’s a tough job surviving Alcatraz, not to mention all that is trapped with her on the island!! She faces challenges over and over again, will she live and escape the island? And what is trapped on the island with her? I know that, you must find out yourself hehe^^ It’s too unbelievable to tell you, it would ruin the fun and amazement you will have reading this book.
Okay, a new character is introduced here. He’s old, like real old old. Not your grandpa old or even Flamel old, he’s older still. But with such an age comes insanity.I’m talking about Gilgamesh. Will he be sane enough to teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic – Water magic? And with Gilgamesh the story is moved from Paris to England =] Another country and more places to add to the list of ley-line jumping.
All in all, this book continues the fabulous story of the [not so anymore] immortal Nicholas and Pernelle Flamel and the twins of the legend, Sophie and Josh. I’ll go find a leygate now and jump to the next book The Necromancer.
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In case you have missed these:
- #24 Shadow and Bone.
- #23 The Witch of Duva.
- #22 The Demon in the Wood.
- #21 The Magician.
- #20 Cinder.