Released: June 24, 2010
Publisher: Delcatore Press
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology
Source: Bought (Borders)
After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He's after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year, their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is becoming more and more clear.
It's time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there's only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel's old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain alchemist, magician, and rock star. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world's only hope if they don't turn on each other first.
I enjoyed The Alchemyst so much that I moved onto The Magician. In the first book the title is presented as Nicholas Flemel, the second book expands upon John Dee. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The adventure, the characters, the action. Michael Scott knows how to keep his readers entertained and boy was I hooked.
The Magician takes places right after the end on the first book, where Flamel, the Twins, and Scatty are transported to France with Dee hot on their trail. With only one twin awakened, they need to work fast and accustom her with magic, which they proceed with finding the master of fire.
Every page is illustrated with the beautiful sights of Paris, the glorious fights that wage between the forces of good and evil, as well as some of the little things that always spring a smile upon my face. Every work has me hooked and every chapter has me hanging off the edge of that cliff waiting for the bridge to appear and bring me to the next one.
Satisfied with two of the books in this series, I am anticipating a wonderful jam-packed story in the third book of the series, The Sorceress.
First Line: I am dying.