The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and... show more
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dr. John Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. . . . If they don’t turn on each other first.★ “Readers will be swept up.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”—Booklist“Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”—School Library Journal
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (#2)
"I've always remembered my roots"--The Magician, p.324 After the whirlwind, downward spiral that the twins' lives have taken in the past two days-- [spoiler] when a 600-year old alchemyst fought with a 500-year-old magician and dragged the fifteen-year-old twins into a centuries old battle betwe...
I didn't like the first book, and I liked the second one even less. Although this book has more action, to me the twins became insufferable and the plot was too unbelievable, even for a fantasy book. Did I mention the twins? Oh, my God, the twins. At least in the first one Josh was the only idiot in...
As young adult fiction goes The Magician is okay but needs some work. Even though it is fantasy the chances of a fifteen-year-old killing a millennia old giant lizard seems kind of slim. The weak plot is helped some by a subplot that is pretty good and characters that are interesting and funny. As a...
The motley group escape to Paris where Sophie deals with power, it's consequences and the memories she has to deal with; Josh deals with jealousy and trust issues and the others deal variously with other immortals trying to kill them all. Occasionally seemed to drag a little but overall interesting...