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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.

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Warlock

The Warlock by Michael Scott
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0385735332

Product Description
In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.
With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.

About the Author
An authority on mythology and folklore, MICHAEL SCOTT is one of Ireland's most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as "the King of Fantasy in these isles." Visit him at

I've read this series of books right from the beginning.  When I read the title of the first book: The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) my mind jumped to the first Harry Potter where I remembered hearing the name Nicholas Flamel, and I thought, "hmmmm, maybe I should check this out"... and I did... and I loved it!  And I've enjoyed every single book that followed it, The Warlock not being an exception!
(But it almost was!) I can't give away any Nicholas Flamel Secrets but I was not happy with page 127! (now everyone who has the book will turn to page 127 lol).. but then again I did keep reading... after all there are far too many characters for me to "sulk" over one!
All the regulars were back at their old games!  Dr John Dee and Virginia Dare were winning over Josh while Nicholas and Perenelle had won over Sophie.  The twins were split! (enter twilight music) Mars Uthor could move again! (Ooooo now how did that happen?!)  and many others were taking sides.  Prometheus, Niten, Scathatch, and Shakespeare.  And then there's all the monsters on Alcatraz Island waiting to be set loose on San Francisco!
Then about page 200 all was "better" in my Nicholas Flamel mood. (guess you will just have to read the books to know what I am talking about!)
I read the book slowly (yeah, I know I've done that with all my books lately) but I did want to savor this one.  I've waited a year for it to come out and now it's over. *pout* ... but I do have to say, book 5 had a most surprising ending..... yet still a bit of a cliff hanger wondering how it will all end!!!
So.. here I wait broken hearted.. having to wait another whole year until I get to read the conclusion!!
If you like ya books I do believe you will like this series!!  I've come to more than like this series of books.  I think Michael Scott is a very fine author indeed!... now, if he'd only stay off of twitter and finish writing the dang last book!!!
I do want to thank Michael for being not only a very fine author but also a very approachable person, who is kind enough to keep in touch with his fans.   Thanks Michael!... now get to work!


Blogger animewookie said...

So glad you enjoyed this on as well Pat....and that it was worth the wait :D Cliff hangers and I have a love hate but it really does make you want them all the more

6:47 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

Glad you enjoyed your latest instalment of this series, Pat. Don't those 5 books look stunning together? Surely one of the best looking sets of books around.

6:53 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

hi Kelly: well it's more a surpise ending than a cliff hanger, but when you've read 5 books and there's one more to go you want to keep reading to the end!

Cath: Michael has made Nicholas Flamel and John Dee's and others (Joan of Arc) come alive in an adventure and after 5 books they are now names that roll off your tongue... I was NOT a history buff but I think Michael COULD make it interesting least he's made many names come to life and maybe some will want to do some research on them!

7:17 AM  

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