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... show more
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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: June 24th 2008
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 498
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...