July 2008 Indie Next List
“The continuing story of Sophie and Josh, who are now in Paris (Flamel's home) trying to outrun Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders. I couldn't put this book down -- it's an exciting page-turner. I can't wait for the story to continue.”
— Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA
Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today " "Discover the truth in Michael Scott's "New York Times" bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel in "The Magician," book two.
After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicollo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He's after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophesy is becoming more and more clear.
It's time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there's only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel's old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain alchemist, magician, and rock star. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world's only hope if they don t turn on each other first.
Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trail of destruction and well-timed revelations. "Kirkus Reveiws," Starred
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About the Author
Michael Scott began writing over 25 years ago, and is one of Ireland's most successful authors, with over 100 titles to his credit. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in 37 countries, and in 20 languages. He is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands and is credited with the resurgence of interest in the subject in the mid-1980's. He is also an accomplished scriptwriter, and has written for the stage and screen, as well as scripted documentaries and drama for television.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2008:
“Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trail of destruction and well-timed revelations.”
“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”
Review, School Library Journal:
“Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”