Title: The Necromancer
Author: Michael Scott
Pages: 416 pages
Overall: 5/5- Must read
Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves, 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 math 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, and now Machivelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them 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.
But the Magician 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.
Josh and Sophie return to San Francisco after six days of eventful sorcery and magic. Their lives will never go back to the way it was before. On their first day back, Sophie finds herself in a heaping basket of trouble when she is kidnapped by Scatty's twin- Aoife. Evidently, Josh will need Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel back at his side to retrieve his sister. This, unfortunately, is not in Josh's favor. Sucks for him, I guess.
I have finally managed to find the fourth book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. What a relief! After reading chapter 2 and 3, it turns out that Aoife is indeed on the good side. But what exactly is the good side? With Josh and Sophie's trust in Nicholas and Perenelle shriveling, they have no choice but to believe in themselves and to trust their guts. Along the way, they meet Niten- a gifted swordsman- who follows them on their journey to stopping the monsters of Alcatraz from dominating the world. But first, they must teach Josh the magic of Fire. In doing so, they visit Prometheus, the titan credited with the creation of man from dirt. Prometheus teaches Josh the magic of Fire and from there, he is mesmerized by the evil Dr. John Dee. Dr. John Dee's new plan is to sacrifice Josh in order to fulfill and quench an Archon, who is trying to summon.
I was so disappointed in Josh! In the end of the book, he left with Dee and has finally chosen the Dark Elders over the Flamels and his dear sister, Sophie. Oh, but it doesn't end there. To make matters worse, he awakens Coatlicue (the Archon). Aoife ends up sacrificing herself in order to save Josh's butt.
The books in this series just never seem to stop surprising me! The Alchemyst series is full of thrill and excitement. I adore the infused mythology and Michael Scott's fictional ideas. Have I ever not asked you to pick up this series? Although this series may be quite long, it is totally worth reading.
I've decided not to do a character analysis for this book because I've done so many before on this series before. If you haven't seen the character analysis and would like to Click here!
Why do I love this series?
Sure you can find a lot of YA action-packed series today, but none like this one. I feel like I can get away with reading the entire series in one night! That's how good it is. Michael Scott is an amazing writer, who shares his love of folklore of the Celtic lands. When you first start the series, you are introduced to a bunch of characters. Now as you move along through the series, you begin to lose memory of ever meeting these characters and somehow, they are just thrown back at you in one of the later books. But that was the best part! This series left me in oohs and ahhs.
Check out my review of the first three books in this series!
The Alchemyst (Book #1): Click here!
The Magician (Book #2): Click here!
The Sorceress (Book #3): Click here!