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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Necromancer

The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

by Michael Scott

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (May 25, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0385735316


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Product Description

The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Nicholas Flamel--The Necromancer
San Francisco:
After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And after everything they've seen and learned in the past week, they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves from the Dark Elders, 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-an army for Dee to use in the final battle. And now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose those monsters 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-and the new prey of all the creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel.
But Dee 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. And the twins of legend will make the perfect pupils. . . .

I never really write a proper "review".. it would take someone better than I to do book reviews justice.... But I do like to post about them, especially (ESPECAILLY) when I really enjoy the book!

I will admit that I picked up Michael Scott's first book (The Alchemyst) only because Nicholas Flamel's name was in the title and I remembered it from Harry Potter.  But once I opened this  book I got sucked right into it!

I took to his characters of Josh and Sophie right away..and his mixture of fictional characters, mythical characters, and real characters (Nicholas Flamel.. Dr John Dee) meshed wonderfully!  Michael, most assuredly, did his homework!

Add to this that he spreads his story over different states and even different countries and has the ability to make you feel as if you are there with them.. well..what can I say but he's an excellent author.

This latest book moves at the speed of light!  Geez!!  There's not a slow up anywhere to be found!  I stated some time ago that each book just keeps getting better and this one is no exception!  I don't even want to think about waiting another year for the next book!  AARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!...... I may have to go to Ireland and smack Michael Scott upside his head for leaving me hanging like this!!!!

But truth be known I have totally enjoyed every single book of this series he has written, and as much as I can't wait for the next one to come out, I will dread when it is over. 

The books are written for Young Adults, and I am as far from a YA as one gets, and yet this series of books is one of the better YA series I've read. They are Keepers for sure!

Thanks Michael!  You did great!.. (again!..)  now, just how long do I have to wait for the next installment????

My old reviews of the other books:

The Sorceress

The Magician

The Alchemyst


Blogger Kathleen said...

Glad you enjoyed the latest installment!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed the book. It is always lovely when you find one that flows and hold tightly to your interest. You almost hate them to end because you know you won't be able to find another quickly. Sher

3:29 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

kathleen: yes, this is a really enjoyable series!!

thanks Sher. and yeah you are so right about finding another.. it takes a while .

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sheila Beaumont said...

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. It really is a fun series! Just received my copy in the mail.

7:27 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Sheila: glad to meet someone who's read this series! It is moving along at lightening speed and we have 2 more books to wait for!!!

5:50 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love your enthusiasm for the things you read that really really grab you---In that sense, I think this is a wonderful Review! What counts is how the "reader" feels about any given book, and you always make this very very clear! It sounds like a very engrossing book, YA or not!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

My grandaughter is currently reading book 3 in this series, Pat. I need to get back to it now that she's returned book 2. She absolutely loves them.

8:38 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

naomi: if a book can "take me away", be it fantasy or biography , then I am happy! lol

Cath: lol I am glad your grandaughter is enjoying them so much! I like that its a fast paced adventure and even though you are on the move constantly you have no trouble following it all ! It's really well done

8:48 AM  
Blogger Sheila Beaumont said...

I finished The Necromancer today. Loved it! The only bad part is having to wait so long to find out what happens next.

7:31 PM  

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