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, 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, 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 been unable to regain the two final 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. Goodreads.
About the book:
Author: Michael Scott
Book length: 416 pages
Published: May 25, 2010
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4
Genre: Mythology, Fiction, Fantasy, YA, Magic
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Started reading: February 2
Finished reading: February 4
“Niten’s eyes didn’t move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. “I do not need my eyes to tell me where I’m going.”
“I have no idea what that means,” Josh said. “Is it like some sort of ninja trick?”
Niten shot Josh a warning look. “Whatever you do, don’t mention-”
It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. “Ninjas,” she spat. “Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poisoned darts. I hate ninjas-they have no honor.”
What did I think about the book?
I think it’s clear now that these books aren’t a series. They’re actually one big-ass book cut into six books. The novellas are apart from the main storyline. So it’s basically two novellas and one book of 2.670 pages!! But I see the point where people think, nuh uh that’s way too big a book for me to read…. When you have series like Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter containing 25 books and counting.
In this book the big excitement starts. We see three storylines somehow merging into one another. There is the story in San Francisco, on Alcatraz and in London. All of these are essential in the end and I love them!!
It’s amazing what Michael Scott did to think of his characters. Even the smaller roles are big names. Think of Billy the Kid, Shakespeare and so on. This review is maybe a bit hard for me as I’ve read this in February and writing it just now [whoops, wasn’t doing my blog back then]… I will definitely re-read this book and the entire series. I love it and can’t imagine a day where I will stop loving these books!!
This book is the part where shit goes down for Josh and Sophie. They’re relationship as twins is tested to the core. More and more characters are presented into the story. We get more background from a couple of characters and a lot of action!!
The best part about this series is the fast pace. If you think the real-time in the story is only a week… in four books!! I love it, it gives us much action and keeps us excited and hooked to the story..
My next review in this series won’t be long!!
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