The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6
I don’t know about you, but whenever I reach the end of an enjoyable book series, I find myself a little sad. Not disappointed, because The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has been anything but disappointing. But nostalgic, like watching a good friend move halfway across the planet. Because this series has been perfect for what I needed and wanted it to be. Bestselling author Michael Scott has put together the mother of all mythologies, a high-speed collision of the largest mythologies known to humankind and all of it tying together in fun and clever ways.
"Fans of the series will be pleased with the conclusion to this mythological thrill ride. Not since the fantastic worlds of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus has a series consistently delivered so much fun in so many pages."
In this final of six installments, a great war is brewing between the Elders who are friendly to the Humani and the Dark Elders who want them dead. All gods great and small, old and young, are taking sides, and the lines between good and evil are getting blurrier by the moment. Good characters are doing evil stuff, while the evil ones are finding glimmers of redemption.
Alchemyst Nicholas and Sorceress Perenelle Flamel have less than a day to live. In the hugest of sacrifices, she spent her aura to keep her husband alive long enough that they could die together. But the final battle is coming, and they fear they won’t have enough energy left to fight. Together, they focus their sights on Alcatraz, where the evil John Dee has stockpiled a terrible hoard of monsters. With their energy fading fast, the Alchemyst and Sorceress must stop the invasion from reaching the beloved streets of San Francisco, or it might mean the end of the human race.
Gold and silver Twins of Legend Josh and Sophie Newman have found themselves in the most unexpected of locations --- Danu Talis, the legendary Isle of Atlantis. Even more unexpected is WHEN they are: 10,000 years into the past before the island first disappeared. Now reunited after he betrayed her so deeply, they’re going to have to trust each other if they hope to survive this ancient city with so many secrets. Especially when they learn that two of the most powerful Elders in the city, the great Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris, are their parents and want to use them to overthrow the beloved ruler and lead all gods and humans into a bright new era of peace and prosperity.
As more secrets are revealed to the Twins, they must decide where their loyalties lie and how much they believe the ancient prophecy: THE TWO THAT ARE ONE MUST BECOME THE ONE THAT IS ALL. ONE TO SAVE THE WORLD, ONE TO DESTROY IT. If these words are true, then they too are going to have to sacrifice something huge to save humanity. And they’d better decide quickly, because the Elders aren’t going to be able to hold off the monsters much longer, and time is ticking.
But who can they believe? Their parents who know so much about their past? The Flamels who have searched for Josh and Sophie their whole lives? Or the many Elders asking them to decide their allegiances? And maybe it would be best for them to follow their hearts and go against them all. But which twin is going to save the world, and which one is going to destroy it? Will they even be able to handle their own choices when so much is at stake?
Fans of the series will be pleased with the conclusion to this mythological thrill ride. Not since the fantastic worlds of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus has a series consistently delivered so much fun in so many pages. And if you’ve missed the first five books and are just now hearing about the immortal Nicholas Flamel and these Twins of Legend, then grab book one, get reading, and enjoy the adventure.
Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens on June 28, 2012