Monday, October 13, 2014

Book #2 down!

Novel - The Magician The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2
Author - Michael Scott
Publisher - Ember
Pages - 496
Source - Borrowed from the school library

Immortal human alchemist Nicholas Flamel and vampire warrior Scathach, along with Sophie and Josh have made it to Paris where they are being chased by Niccolò Machiavelli and Dr. John Dee will be flying in shortly.  They barely escaped with their lives from San Francisco and had to leave Perenelle, Nicholas' beloved wife, behind as prisoner of Dee.  The twins are having a hard time dealing with the fact that their entire lives have changed within the scope of a mere two days, especially Josh.  He is extremely jealous of his sister's newly awakened powers.  It doesn't help that seeds were planted by dark forces that make him think badly of his companions.  With the help of other immortal humans they evade capture from multitudes of police and monsters only know to myth and meet up with Elders who may help or harm them as the Elders see fit!  The story takes us intermittently from Paris to San Francisco where we find out the fate of Perenelle where she is being kept prisoner on Alcatraz.

A very engrossing read.  I was trying to do schoolwork, but kept picking up the book instead!  I also enjoy the fact that at the end of the novel the author has factual knowledge about actual places that occur in his books.  In the first novel he talked about how the house of Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel is actually still standing in Paris and has been made into a restaurant.  This time he speaks of the catacombs underneath Paris and how they hold millions of skeletal remains, that were arranged by unknown persons, to honor the dead.

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