The Sorceress by Michael Scott

May 9, 2009
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The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3)
Michael Scott

Random House Young Adult
5-09-09
Hardcover/512 pages
ISBN: 978-0385735292
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". . .a spine-tingling, tension-filled adventure. . ."

Michael Scott’s The Sorceress, the third book in a series that includes The Magician and The Alchemyst, is a modern fantasy with links back through history as far as remembered time.

On an earth that is threatened by a war between Dark Elders, immortal humans and horrific monsters torn from the pages of myth and legend, good and evil—and sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which—joust for an advantage that will either return the world to age-old darkness or keep it safe. There is a quest for the Codex, controlled now by evil forces except for two pages that rest next to the heart of teen Josh Newman. Josh and his sister Sophie make up a set of legendary twins who find themselves snatched from a normal life into a world of horror, courage, and unimaginable powers. They must learn to control the powers they acquire, and their own auras, as they work with Nicholas Flamel, an immortal known as the Alchemyst, and his immortal wife the Sorceress Perenelle to fight the forces arrayed against them.

Short chapters keep readers swept up in well-paced action that moves seamlessly back and forth from Europe to America. Scott’s imaginative tale is laced with historical and mythical references that many readers will recognize, but for those who aren’t familiar with them the story is still intriguing. It’s a spine-tingling, tension-filled adventure so well told that readers will be caught – and held – all the way to the conclusion.

 

Reviewer: Janet Musick

 

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