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The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 3

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The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 3

“The two that are one will come either to save or to destroy the world.”

Nicholas Flamel believed it. The twins started to believe it. The problem is that now Dr. John Dee and all the rest of the Dark Elders believe it as well, and they will stop at nothing to capture the twins prophesied in the Book of Abraham.

Their plan:

(1) Kill the Alchemyst Nicholas Flamel.
(2) Kill the Sorceress Perenelle Flamel.
(3) Capture the twins of legend.
(4) Retrieve the stolen pages from the Codex.
(5) Summon the Dark Elders from the Shadowrealms
(6) Take over the world.

If only it were that easy. John Dee has spent the last 600+ years trying to catch the Flamels and has failed time after time. Now, his Dark Elder has given him one more chance. Or else! To help him, Dee has hired the powerful immortals Niccolo Machiavelli (famous author and art collector) and Billy the Kid (infamous gunfighter). The two of them have split up across the world to take on the Alchemyst and his wife.

Perenelle Flamel is still trapped on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, and as if having the deadly magic-sucking Sphinx hunting her down isn’t bad enough, Billy the Kid has arrived with reinforcements. However, the bad guys seem to have underestimated the Sorceress. She has had a little time to recharge her powers, and is ready and waiting for whatever he brings her way. Too bad it’s the Crow Goddess and the Old Man in the Sea. They could be trouble. Especially if they unleash the bizarre army of monsters locked in the cells of Alcatraz Prison.

Nicholas Flamel has traveled to London with the twins. Both of them have had their powers awakened, and their gold and silver auras are the strongest and purest anyone has ever seen. Sophie has already been trained in both the Magic of the Wind and the Magic of Fire. Josh, however, is still powerless and a bit jealous of his sister. The goal is to have Gilgamesh the King train them in the Magic of Water. The only problem is, the last time Flamel and Gilgamesh talked, the King tried to kill him. All their hope lies in the crazed mind of the oldest being alive. And Machiavelli is hot on their trail. If Gilgamesh can’t help them, then they might be stuck without options. The Flamels are aging faster with each day and desperately need to find the Book of Abraham the Mage or they’ll die.

So get ready for some entertaining reading. Michael Scott is a master of his genre. This third book of the hexology continues the thrilling romp through history’s myths and mysterious faces. (NOTE: If you’re like me, you’ll even end up Googling a few of these interesting characters.) King Arthur’s knights, ley gates, the four swords of power, the enigma of Stonehenge, time travel, Cernunnos the Archon, the Wild Hunt, and even William Shakespeare himself show up in this new installment of the bestselling series. Check out THE ALCHEMYST (book 1). Enjoy THE MAGICIAN (book 2). Then pick up THE SORCERESS (book 3). It would be a tough task to write a book that’s better than the first two, but they sure seem more riveting every time.

Reviewed by on May 26, 2009

The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 3
by Michael Scott

  • Publication Date: April 27, 2010
  • Genres: Fantasy
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0385735308
  • ISBN-13: 9780385735308