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The Sorceress (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)


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ISBN13: 9780385735292
ISBN10: 0385735294
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Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series.

Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.

But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent—the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarents power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.

If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find an Elder who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic—Water Magic. The problem? The only one who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane.

About the Author

Michael Scott is an authority on mythology and folklore. You can visit him at He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Shoshana, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Lots of action in this third volume, plus some character development for Machiavelli, Dee, and Perenelle Flamel. There's also a reasonable amount of foreshadowing of what the implications of being the legendary twins may be for the twin Sophie and Josh.

More than the action, however, this installment is about maturing and questioning authority; in this case, Flamel. It is about seeing authorities/adults as human and fallible, balancing contempt for their weaknesses and faults against their good deeds and intentions. It is about balance, which parallels the books' pervasive concern about and symbolism reflecting the ideas of balance and harmony.
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inthecurrent, August 27, 2009 (view all comments by inthecurrent)
Impossible To Stop Reading!

The Sorceress
By Michael Scott
Pub. Date: May 2009
5 out of 5 stars
PG-13 - Violence

Nicholas Flamel was able to get the twins, Josh and Sophie, out of Paris, France, but it seems only to bring them to an even more dangerous place, London. In a city that Dee and the Dark Elders completely control, every corner hides a person that may finally be able to capture them, or worse… kill them. They are not helpless though, with Sophie already trained in two elemental magics, Nick’s knowledge, and Josh’s sword, but any presence of their auras will alert everyone in the city to their location. Even if the twins survive the streets of London, they may not survive the encounter with the Water magic teacher. For Nicholas has been hiding the fact from them that this man is completely and utterly insane…

The Sorceress isn’t only an action-adventure fantasy for teen boys, but also a thrilling, mysterious ride for all ages and genders.

Not only is The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series exciting, but also great books to use in the classroom. Many characters are based on historical figures. You could easily use these books as interest builders for history class. Even Science, Math, and Physics classes could be aided in teaching students by these books. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series uses Intelligent Fighting tactics. The characters aren’t just bashing the bad guys on the head with hammers, but using physics, gravity, common sense, distance estimation, probabilities, erosion, and more to take out the bad guys. These are all things that are taught in school, but not always met with interest from students. These books could turn that around!

A fourth of all the sentences started with either he, she, or they. Though that is not a very sophisticated writing technic, it doesn’t impinge my love of the books at all

The Sorceress kept me on my tiptoes the whole time. Each chapter had a different cliffhanger, so it was impossible to stop reading! Someone should really add an advertisement page after each chapter, because seriously, I was waiting for the commercials to begin. Also, every character, be them minor, major, hero, or villian, had to face their different dilemmas in their own narrated chapters. I never knew who would be in the next chapter, or when we would get back to a different one. Warning, you will not be able to put this book down!

Date Reviewed: May 20th, 2009

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Chris Horne, June 6, 2009 (view all comments by Chris Horne)
This book first caught my attention because the name Nicholas Flamel was used so much in both Harry Potter and the Sorecer's Stone as well as Deathly Hallows. So I thought I would give it a shot. It blew me away. I could not put it down until I finished it. I started it at 7 pm and read it all at once and did not finish until early the next morning. Wonderful book. Very detailed.
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Product Details

Scott, Michael
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Family - Siblings
Visionary & metaphysical
Brothers and sisters
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Fantasy & Magic
Action & Adventure - General
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
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8.11x6.05x1.58 in. 1.40 lbs.
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