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San Francisco: 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 t San Francisco: 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? Alcatraz: Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match 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 Machiavelli 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. London: 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.


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San Francisco: 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 t San Francisco: 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? Alcatraz: Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match 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 Machiavelli 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. London: 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.

30 review for The Necromancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4), Michael Scott The Necromancer is the fourth book of the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, written by Irish author Michael Scott. It was published on 25 May 2010. Nicholas Flamel, Perenelle Flamel, Sophie, and Josh return to San Francisco. The Flamels go to their book store while Josh and Sophie head for their Aunt Agnes' house. When they approach they see a limousine waiting outside and a stranger talking to thei The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4), Michael Scott The Necromancer is the fourth book of the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, written by Irish author Michael Scott. It was published on 25 May 2010. Nicholas Flamel, Perenelle Flamel, Sophie, and Josh return to San Francisco. The Flamels go to their book store while Josh and Sophie head for their Aunt Agnes' house. When they approach they see a limousine waiting outside and a stranger talking to their Aunt. They approach with caution but in the following scuffle on the doorstep Sophie is dragged into the car by a female looking exactly like their lost friend Scathach, but who is in fact her twin, Aoife. Josh races to the book store to alert Nicholas and Perry and together, they set out to rescue Sophie who has been taken to a houseboat in Sausalito owned by Aoife's companion, the Japanese immortal, Niten. Dr. Dee has been declared utlaga (a wanted man) for his failure to capture the missing pages of the Codex by his Dark Elder masters. Not wanting to experience their wrath, he flees. He makes his way across England from Salisbury Plain to his London office with the last two legendary swords, now fused together, in his possession. Once in London he enlists the help of an old acquaintance, Virginia Dare, and after an encounter with some cucubuth bounty hunters the pair escape to Dee's home in San Francisco, where he prepares to call back the Archon Coatlicue -the Mother of the Gods- to help him with his plans to conquer planet Earth and take revenge on The Dark Elders that made him an outlaw. ... تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دهم ماه نوامبر سال 2012 میلادی عنوان: احضارگر: شش‌گانه اسرار نیکولاس فلامل جاودان - کتاب چهارم؛ نویسنده: مایکل اسکات؛ مترجم: پونه اشجع؛ تهران بهنام، ‏‫1391؛ در 397ص؛ شابک 9789645668844؛ چاپ دوم 1393؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ایرلندی - سده 21م من ترسیده‌ ام.؛ نه برای خودم، بلکه برای آن‌هایی که پس از من بر جا می‌مانند: برای «پرنل» و «دوقلوها».؛ با این حقیقت کنار آمده‌ ام که نمی‌توانیم به موقع «کودکس» را پس بگیریم، تا جان خودم و همسرم را نجات دهیم.؛ احتمالاً بیشتر از یک هفته فرصت نخواهم داشت؛ نهایتاً دو هفته.؛ پس از آن به علت کهولت سن از دنیا خواهم رفت.؛ «پرنل» چند روزی بیشتر از من فرصت خواهد داشت.؛ و اکنون که مرگ تقریباً به سراغم آمده است، متوجه شده‌ ام که نمی‌خواهم بمیرم.؛ من ششصد و هفتاد و شش سال، بر روی این کره ی خاکی زندگی کرده ام، اما هنوز چیزهای بسیاری را ندیده‌ ام و در حسرت انجام کارهای بسیاری مانده‌ ام نقل از نمونه متن: (سه شنبه پنج ژوئن: فصل اول: - هیچ وقت فکر نمیکردم اینجا رو دوباره ببینیم.؛ «سوفی نیومن» لبخند زد و به برادرش نگاه کرد؛ جاش گفت «منم هیچوقت فکر نمیکردم از دیدن اینجا اینقدر خوشحال بشم.؛ یه جورایی...؛ نمیدونم، یه جورایی عوض شده.» خواهر دوقلویش گفت «اینجا همون جوریه که قبلاً بوده، این ماییم که عوض شدیم.»؛ «سوفی» و «جاش» در خیابان «اسکات» در ارتفاعات «پسیفیک» به سمت خانه ی «خاله اگنس» در خیابان «ساکرامنتو» میرفتند.؛ آخرین بار شش روز پیش - پنجشنبه 31می - وقتیکه به قصد انجام مصاحبه ی کاری از خانه ی «خاله اگنس» خارج شدند، آنجا را دیده بودند؛ آن روز درست مثل یک روز معمولی شروع شده بود، اما بعداً معلوم شد که آن روز در واقع آخرین روز معمولی تمام عمرشان بود؛ پنجشنبه 31می، دنیای دوقلوها برای همیشه تغییر کرد؛ هم جسم و هم روحشان؛ «جاش» با حالتی عصبی پرسید «حالا چی بهش بگیم؟»؛ «خاله اگنس» 84سالش بود، و اگرچه او را «خاله» صدا میزدند، اما او هیچ نسبت خونی با «سوفی» و «جاش» نداشت؛ «سوفی» فکر میکرد، شاید او خواهر یا دخترعموی مادربزرگشان باشد...؛ شاید هم فقط یک دوست بود، اما هیچ وقت از این بابت مطمئن نشده بود؛ خاله اگنس زنی دوست داشتنی، اما بدخلق بود، که اگر پنج دقیقه دیر میکردند، حسابی دلواپس و نگران میشد؛ «جاش» و «سوفی» را عصبی میکرد و جزییات تمام کارهایشان را، به والدینشان گزارش میکرد.؛ «سوفی» گفت «پیچیده نکن موضوع رو، همون داستانی رو میگیم که به مامان و بابا گفتیم؛ اول، کتابفروشی بسته شد چون «پرنل» حالش خوب نبود، و بعد فلامل...»؛ «جاش» تصحیح کرد: «فلمینگ!» - آره.؛ بعد خانوم و آقای «فلمینگ» از ما دعوت کردن تا چند روز باهاشون بریم خونه ی بیابونیشون؛ - و کتابفروشی چرا بسته شد؟ - نشت گاز؛ «جاش» سرش را تکان داد و گفت: «آهان. نشت گاز؛ بعد خونه ی بیابونیشون کجا بود؟»؛ - تو «جاشوا تری»؛ - خیله خب؛ فهمیدم؛ - مطمئنی؟ آخه تو دروغگوی خیلی بدی هستی؛ جاش شانه هایش را بالا انداخت و گفت «سعیم رو میکنم، اما خودت که میدونی، حسابی سئوال پیچمون میکنه.» - آره.؛ میدونم.؛ تازه این «خاله اگنسه»؛ خدا به دادمون برسه وقتی بخوایم برا مامان بابا توضیح بدیم.؛ «جاش» سرش را به نشانه ی تایید تکان داد؛ به «سوفی» نگاهی انداخت؛ در پنج روز گذشته موضوعی به شدت فکرش را مشغول کرده بود.؛ فکر کرد شاید این بهترین زمان برای مطرح کردنش باشد.؛ آرام گفت: «داشتم به این فکر میکردم که شاید بهتر باشه حقیقت رو بهشون بگیم.»؛ «سوفی» بدون اینکه حالت چهره اش تغییر کند، گفت: «چی؟ حقیقت؟»؛ همانطور به راهشان ادامه دادند، و از خیابان «جکسون» گذشتند.؛ از آنجا خانه ی چوبی سفید سبک «ویکتوریایی» خاله شان، سه بلوک آنطرفتر به خوبی دیده میشد.؛ جاش پرسید: «نظرت چیه؟» بالاخره «سوفی» سرش را تکان داد و گفت «مطمئناً میتونیم اینکار رو بکنیم.»؛ چند تار موی طلاییش را از جلوی چشمانش کنار زد، و به برادرش نگاه کرد.؛ «اما اگه بخوایم به اونا حقیقت رو بگیم، باید بهشون بگیم کاریکه تموم عمرشون انجام دادن بیفایده بوده.؛ که هر چی که تا حالا خوندن و در موردش اطلاعات دارن - تاریخ، باستان شناسی، دیرین شناسی همش اشتباهه.»؛ اشک در چشمانش درخشید.؛ «ایده ی بدی نیست.؛ ولی خودت تنهایی باید انجامش بدی.؛ من فقط وایمیسم و نگاه میکنم.»؛ جاش با ناراحتی شانه هایش را بالا انداخت.؛ «باشه، باشه، بهشون نمیگیم.»؛ - در هر صورت الان وقتش نیست.؛ - موافقم، اما دیر یا زود قضیه رو میشه.؛ خودت میدونی که غیر ممکنه بشه چیزی رو از اونا پنهون کرد.؛ اونا همیشه همه چی رو میدونن.؛ «سوفی» زیر لب گفت: «برای اینکه خاله اگنس همه چی رو به اونا میگه.»؛ یک لیموزین سیاه براق دراز با شیشه های رنگی به آرامی از کنارشان گذشت، راننده به جلو خم شده بود و دنبال آدرس میگشت.؛ ماشین راهنما زد و به سمت انتهای خیابان رفت.؛ جاش با سر به لیموزین اشاره کرد. «عجیبه. انگار میخواد جلوی خونه ی خاله اگنس وایسه.» سوفی با بیتفاوتی به لیموزین نگاه کرد. زیر لب گفت: «کاش یکی بود که میتونستیم باهاش حرف بزنیم. یکی مثل گیلگمش.» اشک در چشمان آبی رنگش جمع شد. «امیدوارم حالش خوب باشه.» آخرین باری که مرد جاودان را دیده بود در اثر تیری که ایزد شاخدار به سمتش پرتاب کرده بود، زخمی شده بود. به برادرش نگاه کرد و با عصبانیت گفت: «اصلاً گوشت با من نیست!»؛ جاش آرام گفت: «اون ماشینه جلوی خونه ی خاله اگنس وایساد.»، دلهره وجودش را فرا گرفت. «سوفی؟» - چی شده؟ - آخرین بار خاله اگنس کی مهمون داشت؟ - اون هیچ وقت مهمون نداره. دوقلوها راننده ی لاغر سیاه پوشی را دیدند، که از ماشین پیاده شد و در حالیکه دستان دستکش پوشش را روی نرده ی راه پله میلغزاند، از پله ها بالا رفت. با حس شنوایی تقویت شده شان به وضوح صدای کوبیدن در را شنیدند. ناخوداگاه سرعتشان را بیشتر کردند. بعد خاله اگنسشان را دیدند که در را باز کرد. او زنی نحیف و استخوانی بود، کاملاً تکیده و ترکه ای، با زانوها و انگشتان ورم کرده.؛ جاش میدانست که او در جوانیش بسیار زیبا بوده است - اما از جوانیش خیلی وقت گذشته بود. هرگز ازدواج نکرده بود؛ براساس داستانی که شنیده بود، عشق زندگی خاله اگنس در جنگ کشته شده بود. سوفی گفت: «جاش؟» جاش زیر لب گفت: «یه جای کار میلنگه.» و شروع به دویدن کرد؛ سوفی خودش را به او رساند. دوقلوها راننده را دیدند، که چیزی به خاله اگنس داد. خاله به جلو خم شد، و به چیزی که ظاهراً یک عکس بود با دقت نگاه کرد. درست در همان لحظه راننده از کنار خاله اگنس به سرعت وارد خانه شد. جاش بر سرعتش افزود.؛ به سوفی گفت: «حواست به ماشین باشه. نذار بره.» به سرعت از خیابان گذشت و خود را به خانه رساند. با عجله از کنار خاله اگنس گذشت و داد زد: «سلام خاله اگنس. ما برگشتیم. پیرزن یک دور، دور خودش چرخید. عکس از دستش سر خورد و روی زمین افتاد. سوفی هم از خیابان گذشت و پشت ماشین ایستاد. خم شد و نوک انگشتانش را روی لاستیک عقب طرف سرنشین فشار داد. انگشت شستش را هم روی دایره ی روی مچش فشار داد. سرانگشتانش سفید و داغ شدند. بوی لاستیک سوخته بلند شد. و بعد تایر پنچر شد، بادش با فشار بیرون آمد و لاستیک به رینگ فلزیش چسبید. سوفی دوان دوان از پله ها بالا رفت. خاله اگنس سردرگم را محکم در آغوش گرفت. اگنس جیغ کشید: «سوفی! اینجا چه خبره؟ تا حالا کجا بودین؟ اون مرد جوون نازنین کی بود؟ این جاش نبود که همین چند لحظه پیش دیدم؟» - با من بیاین خاله اگنس سوفی خاله اش را از جلوی در ورودی کنار برد، تا اگر احیاناً جاش و راننده با عجله از در بیرون رفتند، اتفاقی برای پیرزن نیفتد. دخترک زانو زد و عکسی را که از دست خاله اش افتاده بود برداشت و بعد پیرزن را تا فاصله ی مطمئنی از خانه دور کرد. به عکس نگاه کرد؛ عکس سپیایی از یک زن جوان در لباسی شبیه لباس فرم پرستاران بود. در پایین گوشه ی سمت راست تصویر، کلمه ی وای-پرس و تاریخ 1914 با جوهر سفید نوشته شده بود؛ نفس سوفی برای لحظه ای بند آمد؛ زن درون عکس اسکاتاچ بود.»)؛ پایان نقل تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 07/06/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ithlilian

    The novelty of this series wore off very quickly. I praised the first book for it's originality, enjoyed the second book, and struggled through the third book. I barely made it through The Necromancer. The pace isn't quite as break neck as the previous novels, but there is still plenty of chase scenes. I really think the alternate points of view do not help this series. I really don't want to read about the bad guys having mundane conversations and plotting things. Nothing of import is really ha The novelty of this series wore off very quickly. I praised the first book for it's originality, enjoyed the second book, and struggled through the third book. I barely made it through The Necromancer. The pace isn't quite as break neck as the previous novels, but there is still plenty of chase scenes. I really think the alternate points of view do not help this series. I really don't want to read about the bad guys having mundane conversations and plotting things. Nothing of import is really happening with the secondary characters and I found myself skipping around hoping there would be a point. Unfortunately, there is no point. Nothing is resolved, nothing is progressed. If there weren't multiple points of view then this book would have been about 100 pages. If all of the unimportant details were taken out it would have been even shorter. The main plot is very slim and is padded with different characters. I used to respect the bad guys, now they just seem like cardboard cutouts that say "MUAHAHA" when you push a button. None of the characters have really progressed, and I won't be continuing this series. Each book is the same: run from something, bad guy conversation, go get new powers, side character interlude, run from something, the end. Action is not enough to make an interesting novel.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    The storytelling throughout the Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series can be compared to a waterfall. What started out as a powerful force with a clear heading and characters that were often connected, has now plummeted downward to an end of some sort, but throughout the journey, the flow is fragmented and broken apart, sometimes rejoining, but a lot of it turning to mist, with no hope of congealing again. It's really a shame that the series had so much potential with the first few books; bl The storytelling throughout the Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series can be compared to a waterfall. What started out as a powerful force with a clear heading and characters that were often connected, has now plummeted downward to an end of some sort, but throughout the journey, the flow is fragmented and broken apart, sometimes rejoining, but a lot of it turning to mist, with no hope of congealing again. It's really a shame that the series had so much potential with the first few books; blending mythology, action, and historical fiction, but it has now become a mess of too many characters and not enough focus or interaction. I'm a huge fan of large, overarching plots and authors having the courage to switch focus and point of view from character to character, but Necromancer is the perfect example of what NOT to do. The first half of the book seems to be only a collection of incredibly short, fragmented chapters that introduce little information, provide little opportunity for any character development or interaction, and leave the reader wanting much more - principally a re-focused and reinvigorated plot. Furthermore, Scott continues to put the reader at odds with the rest of the series, continually having the protagonists told that they have been lied to and are not to believe anyone but each other. The point is made so bluntly that character interactions from previous entries in the series are now questionable at best. It's not that Scott has too many characters than a novel can feasibly support, but he doesn't provide enough time for each of the character personalities to percolate. Josh and Sophie seem more like side characters now, Nicholas Flamel barely has any lines in the novel, (sure, he's dying, but he is the series namesake), and the only consistently interesting characters in the series are shaping up to be Dr. John Dee and Machiavelli, with Machiavelli's interest waning. Redeeming the book were the few brief memory segments between the Witch of Endor and Prometheus, (who reminds me completely of Destruction from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series), as well as the final fifth (sixth, maybe?) of the novel. Other than that, there was just too much transition and not enough interaction. I wonder... with only two books left in the series, will there be a resurgence of Dagon's character? Saint-Germain's scheduled concerts? Niflheim as a destroyed Shadowrealm? The Morrigan/Bastet as major players?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cherie

    I don't know what's wrong with the rest of the people, but I think this series is great!!! I thought the last book was my favorite when I finished it, but can I dare say that this one was better? I don't know what is going to happen next but I' m not waiting to see either. Book #5 is downloading as I write this. I don't know what's wrong with the rest of the people, but I think this series is great!!! I thought the last book was my favorite when I finished it, but can I dare say that this one was better? I don't know what is going to happen next but I' m not waiting to see either. Book #5 is downloading as I write this.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mohammed Arabey

    Almost thought this one will make me delay reading the upcoming books....but by the last 25% of the book everything changed to the best, and it's back on the trilling track like it was in the first 3 books. still got to admit that the first half (or 70%) of the book was slower than before...yet reading the Sneak peek for the upcoming book was a big plus, it just stated with a twist! Almost thought this one will make me delay reading the upcoming books....but by the last 25% of the book everything changed to the best, and it's back on the trilling track like it was in the first 3 books. still got to admit that the first half (or 70%) of the book was slower than before...yet reading the Sneak peek for the upcoming book was a big plus, it just stated with a twist!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sache

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. after the all 5 stars in this series, I'm kinda disappointed with this book. first, I love the new character, Aoife the Shadow. she was so much alike with Sophie. well, the blurting-everything-in-my-head Sophie maybe. unlike Scathach who was very mysterious, Aoife was more open up to others. at least, from what she seemed. she always said she didn't afraid of anything but I didn't think so. for some thing, I think she sounded scared but tried to convince herself that she wasn't scared. plus, she was after the all 5 stars in this series, I'm kinda disappointed with this book. first, I love the new character, Aoife the Shadow. she was so much alike with Sophie. well, the blurting-everything-in-my-head Sophie maybe. unlike Scathach who was very mysterious, Aoife was more open up to others. at least, from what she seemed. she always said she didn't afraid of anything but I didn't think so. for some thing, I think she sounded scared but tried to convince herself that she wasn't scared. plus, she was brave. she did what it takes to help Sophie and that was so kind of her even maybe she felt the same way as Sophie of losing her twin. the weird thing is, Aoife said they were ten thousand years old and born after Danu Talis fell. but, Hekate was ten thousand years old. how could they had the same age? Hekate saw Abraham wrote Codex and that was before Danu Talis fell. second, I'm getting tired of Perenelle Flamel. the thing is, why did she have to say something like that to Josh? was it because Josh was untrusting anybody or because he wasn't as strong as her sister? either way, that is wrong. I'm a teenager myself, and if someone said something like that, comparing you with your sibling, well... the first thing on my mind was to smack their face. sure, maybe she knew what she was doing or that she made a plan or what, whatever. sure, she was more powerful than her husband, but for something, she was no different from Dee or Machiavelli. she was like Dee but work behind the scene like Machiavelli. something like that. third, Virginia Dare! new character! I like her witty character thought. maybe she was chatty, talked a lot. but she was refreshing in such a dark story like this book. fourth, relationship of Zephaniah, Prometheus and Mars, was very interesting. even The Elders have a relationship like human huh? Prometheus seemed like a father to me. kind, and everything. Zephaniah in the old days seemed A LOT like Sophie. well, Zephaniah and Prometheus were like Sophie and Josh. fifth, Prometheus was the one who made human. so who was Abraham The Magus? He wasn't human of course which is weird, come to think of what Hekate said. I always thought he was human since he could touch Codex which couldn't touched by The Elders. but maybe it was just because he was the one who made it right? haha... sixth, I read the first chapter of Warlock -I'm dying to read it!- and Zephaniah told Mars that he was tricked by Dee. Josh was at his possession when he went to Dee. would he released Josh then? and what would Josh do? he liked Dee more than Flamels. I think he would still follow Dee even after he got his body back. but the thing of leaving Sophie behind is still on my mind. I don't think he would leave Sophie. I mean he was always the one who thought a lot about 'Trust Only Each Other'. but Mars told Josh his sons were fighting each other then die. I'm afraid Sophie and Josh would be like that. by the way, Remus and Romulus were Mars sons right? weren't one of them was Scathach and Aoife father? Scathach and Aoife were vampire, so that means one of them was a vampire? but when I saw Wikipedia (yeah right, I love Aunt Wikipedia) I saw the symbol of wolf. I'm confused!!! maybe it would be better if I didn't guess that much. but I didn't against the idea of Josh would being with Dee. it would be good story if Josh was something like spying Dee. he was at Dee's hand but Mars had possession on him and Zephaniah at Sophie. if they were could made some link each other, it would be cool story. that's just my idea okay? so, I can't wait The Warlock to come and to be honest, I read the first chapter like thousand times! yeah, I really am sick. The Alchemyst : Nicholas Flamel. The Magician : either Dee or Machiavelli. The Sorceress : Perenelle Flamel of course. The Necromancer : still either Dee or Machiavelli. The Warlock : Mars or like my friend said, both The Warlock and The Enchantress is about the twins. so maybe this is about Josh. (Sophie as the Warlock ? come on!) The Enchantress : Zephaniah or Sophie. after I think more, Zephaniah and Mars as the title of the books seemed ridiculous. I mean they were Elders, not human. so maybe Josh and Sophie were more fit. wait, I'm forget about Virginia Dare!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tv

    I finished the arc last night/this morning, staying up till just before dawn to complete it. And yes, it is that good. I will go so far as to say it is the best of the lot. Up front, let me say that I loved this series right from the beginning though I have also shared some other reviewers frustrations with the year-long delays between books. Book 4 is astonishing. There have been hints throughout the series that Michael Scott was building an entire world and here we begin to see it all come toge I finished the arc last night/this morning, staying up till just before dawn to complete it. And yes, it is that good. I will go so far as to say it is the best of the lot. Up front, let me say that I loved this series right from the beginning though I have also shared some other reviewers frustrations with the year-long delays between books. Book 4 is astonishing. There have been hints throughout the series that Michael Scott was building an entire world and here we begin to see it all come together. I think it is also clear that he is writing one huge novel, broken into six "chapters." The Necromancer is filled with backstory to most of the major characters, especially my favorite, Dee. He has a new sidekick, who is quite wonderful, and the developing relationship between Machiavelli and Billy is touching and funny. Many of the hints and clues in the previous books pay off and there is much more fantasy in this book than in the others, with entire scenes set in Shadowrealms. The ending is breathtaking. As with the other books in this series, language and tone is entirely appropriate to the audience. Highly recommended. I think I will have to up my stock order this morning and order more of the previous three. TV

  8. 4 out of 5

    McKenzie/literarydragon

    *Huff* I really wish that I could have enjoyed this series the whole way through. I read this as an audiobook and as always Paul Boehmer did an excellent job. If you ever want to feel terribly under-accomplished look at how many books this man has narrated. This is another series that I started reading long before I started the blog. Suffice it to say I enjoyed the others but didn’t consider them high-brow reading or even high-brow escapism. These books are ridiculous and over the top and if you c *Huff* I really wish that I could have enjoyed this series the whole way through. I read this as an audiobook and as always Paul Boehmer did an excellent job. If you ever want to feel terribly under-accomplished look at how many books this man has narrated. This is another series that I started reading long before I started the blog. Suffice it to say I enjoyed the others but didn’t consider them high-brow reading or even high-brow escapism. These books are ridiculous and over the top and if you come to the story with those expectations and wishes then generally you’ll get exactly that. However, this one fell short. The first two-thirds were pretty dry. It was more of the same, but at a slow pace with a bunch more conference calls to the underworld instead of action. The final scene was amazingly done. It was climactic, it was suspenseful, and it was surprisingly well-written. Yet it felt like a cop-out. I’ll drag you along for most of this book then *boom* crazy awesomeness for about thirty pages right at the end to make up for it... for the full review please visit https://www.literarydragonreviews.web...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    I literally love everything about this series except for Josh. He is ruining it for me, I have never wanted to smack some sense into a character more than him. He could do with some sense because then maybe he would see who is actually using him instead of assuming things. Cause he's just become an ass and he will not be redeemed for me ever. I literally love everything about this series except for Josh. He is ruining it for me, I have never wanted to smack some sense into a character more than him. He could do with some sense because then maybe he would see who is actually using him instead of assuming things. Cause he's just become an ass and he will not be redeemed for me ever.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]

    “Niten's eyes didn't move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. "I do not need my eyes to tell me where I'm going." "I have no idea what that means," Josh said. "Is it like some sort of ninja trick?" Niten shot Josh a warning look. "Whatever you do, don't mention-" It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. "Ninjas," she spat. "Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poison “Niten's eyes didn't move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. "I do not need my eyes to tell me where I'm going." "I have no idea what that means," Josh said. "Is it like some sort of ninja trick?" Niten shot Josh a warning look. "Whatever you do, don't mention-" It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. "Ninjas," she spat. "Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poisoned darts. I hate ninjas-they have no honor.” I think it's clear now that these books aren't a series. They're actually one big-ass book cut into six books. The novellas are apart from the main storyline. So it's basically two novellas and one book of 2.670 pages!! But I see the point where people think, nuh uh that's way too big a book for me to read.... When you have series like Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter containing 25 books and counting. In this book the big excitement starts. We see three storylines somehow merging into one another. There is the story in San Francisco, on Alcatraz and in London. All of these are essential in the end and I love them!! It's amazing what Michael Scott did to think of his characters. Even the smaller roles are big names. Think of Billy the Kid, Shakespeare and so on. This review is maybe a bit hard for me as I've read this in February and writing it just now [whoops, wasn't doing my blog back then]... I will definitely re-read this book and the entire series. I love it and can't imagine a day where I will stop loving these books!! This book is the part where shit goes down for Josh and Sophie. They're relationship as twins is tested to the core. More and more characters are presented into the story. We get more background from a couple of characters and a lot of action!! The best part about this series is the fast pace. If you think the real-time in the story is only a week... in four books!! I love it, it gives us much action and keeps us excited and hooked to the story.. |Blog|Twitter|Facebook|Bloglovin’|Instagram|Tumblr|Google+|Pinterest|Niume|

  11. 4 out of 5

    Crissy

    OK... this series doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I thought by book 4 maybe we would have made some progress but we still seem to be following the formula of fight monsters and flee. Whine some more, then fight monsters and flee again. Bad guys lie, gullible boy believes them, causes more damage so that everyone can once again fight monsters and flee. Oh, and everyones aura is always exhausted, and yet somehow they still manage to fight monsters before they flee again. I don't know if I am go OK... this series doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I thought by book 4 maybe we would have made some progress but we still seem to be following the formula of fight monsters and flee. Whine some more, then fight monsters and flee again. Bad guys lie, gullible boy believes them, causes more damage so that everyone can once again fight monsters and flee. Oh, and everyones aura is always exhausted, and yet somehow they still manage to fight monsters before they flee again. I don't know if I am going to make it to book 5.

  12. 4 out of 5

    kartik narayanan

    Read the full review at my site Digital Amrit 'The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel' ranks among the most innovative and atypical Young Adult series I have read. While the series is named after the character Nicholas Flamel, the main characters are actually a set of twins - Sophie and Josh Newman. The books - set of 6 with an additional two novellas (last I checked) - chart the life and events of these twins over a period of a month after they discover that magic is real. While this type of Read the full review at my site Digital Amrit 'The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel' ranks among the most innovative and atypical Young Adult series I have read. While the series is named after the character Nicholas Flamel, the main characters are actually a set of twins - Sophie and Josh Newman. The books - set of 6 with an additional two novellas (last I checked) - chart the life and events of these twins over a period of a month after they discover that magic is real. While this type of plot device is common in the YA genre (magic is real/the chosen ones), Michael Scott excels in where he takes this premise. The world-building is fantastic - it is a great combination of the myths we know but with an additional twist on top. Add to this, Read the full review at my site Digital Amrit

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Dear Michael Scott: I rather enjoyed books 1 & 2 of this series, but you started losing me in book 3, and I'm now officially totally gone in book 4. When a reader finds herself muttering "Really???" throughout the course of the story (listening to it on ipod) and checking the time meter to see how much longer she has to suffer through what has truly become a burdensome tale, well, that's a problem. I'm not sure why I stuck with this to the end. Maybe in the hopes that the ever increasingly obnoxi Dear Michael Scott: I rather enjoyed books 1 & 2 of this series, but you started losing me in book 3, and I'm now officially totally gone in book 4. When a reader finds herself muttering "Really???" throughout the course of the story (listening to it on ipod) and checking the time meter to see how much longer she has to suffer through what has truly become a burdensome tale, well, that's a problem. I'm not sure why I stuck with this to the end. Maybe in the hopes that the ever increasingly obnoxious Josh would get eaten by one of your horrific incarnations? Or that WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (dude, REALLY??) would get stuck in another "world" or that any number of things would happen to wrap up the Very.Wordy.Story? All plausible reasons. More likely that I paid for it and didn't want to feel I'd wasted my money. Colossal Fail. And frankly, addressing the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE thing, I know one enters this genre with the expectation that disbelief must be suspended in order to sit back and enjoy the ride. But somewhere Arthur Fonzarelli is applauding loudly in appreciation of the multiple sharks jumped in this tale. Prometheus has a SOUTHERN ACCENT??? Good lord spare us all. Your editor needs to be fired. Pronto. I WANTED to enjoy this series. It's got such an interesting premise. And yet, as the story progressed in book 4, I multiple times felt the overwhelming desire to pick up Excalibur or Clarent and put this overlong book quickly out of its (and my) misery. I cannot believe you are going to drag this tale out into not one but TWO more very likely extremely lengthy books. SIX lonnnngggg books to relate the events that have occured over the course of a WEEK? REALLY? Please do a favor to those who have invested time thus far...embrace the word "condense" and wrap it up in one short telling of how this unlikely band of "heroes" saves the world. GAH.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    My congratulations go out to Michael Scott for another well written book in the series. I just have one request Mr. Scott. Please please don't go J.K. on us and call a wet fart the ending. Ok. On to this great book. I won't give details because I really want everyone to give this one a read. The story picked right back up and was action packed from the start. One of the things I liked most was all the background and character developement in this book. We got more info about Scatty and the Witch My congratulations go out to Michael Scott for another well written book in the series. I just have one request Mr. Scott. Please please don't go J.K. on us and call a wet fart the ending. Ok. On to this great book. I won't give details because I really want everyone to give this one a read. The story picked right back up and was action packed from the start. One of the things I liked most was all the background and character developement in this book. We got more info about Scatty and the Witch of Endor. And learned how much of a trunk muffin Dr. Dee really is. Plus we get a little more info on the ass clowns that are trying to destroy the human race. One thing i liked was how in this book when Josh gets the truth about the origin of mankind he wasn't just like "oh, well.... uh... ok i accept that." Nope. He was f'd up and had a hard time wrapping his brain around it. I would've slapped someone and had to use the bathroom. Read this series!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Caro

    I think it is possible to divide this series between the first three books and this one (and most probably the two others which will follow: The Warlock (2011) and The Enchantress (2012)). This book takes a whole new tone and you get from the beginning that things really are serious and that a war or at the very least a conflict is imminent. The three first books were about Awakening the Twins and teaching them some magic, as well as fleeing from John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli. The Necromancer I think it is possible to divide this series between the first three books and this one (and most probably the two others which will follow: The Warlock (2011) and The Enchantress (2012)). This book takes a whole new tone and you get from the beginning that things really are serious and that a war or at the very least a conflict is imminent. The three first books were about Awakening the Twins and teaching them some magic, as well as fleeing from John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli. The Necromancer is a much darker book and shows also the most terrible secrets of the planet. The twins go back to San Francisco and don't know what to do from there on. They know they have a responsability, being the Twins of Legend. But they are unsure what to do and who to trust. They don't want to trust people blindly. Each book brings a wave of new characters. In The Necromancer, various new characters appear and Prometheus is the most incredible one, he is the Witch of Endor's (who gave her memories to Sophie) brother and Scathach's uncle. Through Sophie's eyes we learn a lot about him and his past, but also what is going on with the Elders. The character of Virginia Dare is also very interesting: independant and cunning. You will also learn a lot about Scathach through her (wait for it) twin sister Aoife! I particularly liked reading the changes in the personalities of both John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli. I feel that their true natures are reflected through their actions in The Necromancer. They are clearly different and "not in the same league". Machiavelli seems to decide on cold calculation whereas John Dee's decisions seem mostly motivated by fear. (Coward.) No matter how well described the "good" characters are, you can really judge the quality of a story on its "bad guys". Creating flawless and moral characters is less complicated (though not simple either!) than creating a credible "evil" counterpart. In The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, there isn't a clear distinction between good and bad. I mean, there is a distinction, but what is pointed out is that the characters aren't described as good or bad but as characters all utterly convinced of the rightness of what they are doing. No one doubts Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel are on "the good side", but The Necromancer challenges that conviction, as well as it challenges it for other characters. All the characters working for the Dark Elders all have very profound reasons to do so, but they vary depending on the characters. I cannot stress enough my complete admiration for Michael Scott and the incredible story he created intertwining fiction with historical facts and legends. The only characters who do not exist are Josh and Sophie! All the others are so interesting that I went to check their biographies/stories on internet, and I can't wait to read more about them. The characterisation is for me one of the strongest point of this series, after the plot and story-telling! The ending will keep you at the edge of your seat: wow! I can't say anything, but you will clearly be quite impatient for Summer 2011 and the release of The Warlock! This book finally gets at the turning point of the story where a conflict seems inevitable and the characters have to choose sides. The Necromancer is a very strong and heart-breaking book that will surprise you, frighten you and make you long for The Warlock.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Saul the Heir of Isauldur

    Note: Short review. Contains Spoilers. Be Warned. Overall, marginally better than the last 3 books. However, the novel still has no direction, and it's very clearly a Middle Book, only bridging the gap between the previous volume and the next. It's a sequence of things happening, with descriptions from too many characters and too many points of view that add nothing and simply slow the book down. But maybe the author just wanted to add padding. As it is, The Necromancer is already shorter than ev Note: Short review. Contains Spoilers. Be Warned. Overall, marginally better than the last 3 books. However, the novel still has no direction, and it's very clearly a Middle Book, only bridging the gap between the previous volume and the next. It's a sequence of things happening, with descriptions from too many characters and too many points of view that add nothing and simply slow the book down. But maybe the author just wanted to add padding. As it is, The Necromancer is already shorter than even the first book in the series. The characters are still completely flat, and we know nothing about either the new characters or the old. However, I will say that for the very first time in the series (a series that deals with myths and monsters and legends), I was not disappointed in the mythology aspect. Prometheus's training is cool, Queyzalcoatl has a tail, Coatlicue is rightfully frightening and strange, the brief flashbacks we get from Endor's perspective are interesting and, in a weird way, even remind me of some of the Weird Fiction stories that Clark Ashton Smith or R. E. Howard wrote. For once, the myths are allowed to be weird and to make little to no scientific sense. And it is the best thing in the book. Sadly, the story hardly moves forward. Suddenly, Machiavelli and Dee are POV characters, even though they're meant to be the villains and so far we've only really followed Josh and Sophie. But even if Dee and Machiavelli are proper characters now, they hardly do anything important in the entire novel. The book is mostly fluff that doesn't advance the story, save in one aspect at the end. Again, the characters are dull. Somehow, they're even worse in this book than they were before: we learn through clumsy exposition that Josh was blank or Sophie was blank, but almost immediately we see them do/say something that completely conflicts with what their personality is supposed to be. I'll give the book points for finally pushing it a little farther with the myths, but the rest of the problems still make it, overall, a disappointing novel.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Nelson

    And yet again, I have to reiterate just how much this series ramps up with each subsequent novel. The first one was just okay, and now, we’re onto solid ground with a seriously just good, enjoyable book. Things come to a head in this book and the twins each have to make their choices about where they stand and what to do next. I love how we’re getting more history about the Elders; I especially liked seeing some old memories of Prometheus and Zephaniah, the Witch of Endor. And we’re starting to s And yet again, I have to reiterate just how much this series ramps up with each subsequent novel. The first one was just okay, and now, we’re onto solid ground with a seriously just good, enjoyable book. Things come to a head in this book and the twins each have to make their choices about where they stand and what to do next. I love how we’re getting more history about the Elders; I especially liked seeing some old memories of Prometheus and Zephaniah, the Witch of Endor. And we’re starting to see more stuff behind the scenes. It turns out, things are way more complicated than what they seem, and the history between the Elders and Dark Elders goes way further than what you’d think, which makes for some nice intrigue and suspense. I have my own theories about what’s going on, and that’s what makes this book fun. Not everything is revealed right away, and people’s motivations go deeper than you’d ever realize. I do think the alternating viewpoints prevents us from getting a deep look at characters’ motivations, which makes them feel a bit static, but I also think that there are some plot reveals coming up that those deep looks would ruin, so it sort of makes sense for this series. I just wish the characters felt a bit more robust than they currently do. As it stands, I enjoy the characters and feel for them, but they’re fairly predictable. Maybe that will change in the final novels. This is going to be a short review, because I don’t want to give too much away for those who haven’t read it, but all I can say is that it’s enjoyable and entertaining. The plots are finally starting to weave together, and I can’t wait to read the last two books–I’m sure they’re going to be amazing, with tons of reveals. Also posted on Purple People Readers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dalziel Mapp

    Urghhhhh! I love this series so much! Why did I wait so long to read this one. I've missed scatty, the twins and the villains soooo much. This series is one of those that feels like home each time you pick it up. In terms of plot it wasn't as fast paced as the previous three but I think it was definitely necessary to build up the bigger picture. the next one feels like its gonna be very fast placed and full of action. I won't be leaving such a long space of time between this book and the next one Urghhhhh! I love this series so much! Why did I wait so long to read this one. I've missed scatty, the twins and the villains soooo much. This series is one of those that feels like home each time you pick it up. In terms of plot it wasn't as fast paced as the previous three but I think it was definitely necessary to build up the bigger picture. the next one feels like its gonna be very fast placed and full of action. I won't be leaving such a long space of time between this book and the next one. This series sort of reminds me of a more serious Rick Riordan (not too series though). The complicated relationships the immortals all have with each other always makes me smile. Fairly sure everyone hates everyone. The ending in this book had me screaming. Why do my faves always have to get hurt or killed. I don't think it's fair on my soul (do I even have one anymore, I'm not too sure). Urghhh guess I now need to go and fork out some money to buy the rest of them. i could be addicted to worse things though, my parents should be thankful.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Such a good book,I couldn't put it down.In this book,the unthinkable happened. Such a good book,I couldn't put it down.In this book,the unthinkable happened.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    WOW this book. Just ended with a character being unbelievably stupid, but it works for the story. (view spoiler)[ im gonna call it now and say i think josh is death, the character that took scatty and all of them. (hide spoiler)] i can't wait to read the next one. WOW this book. Just ended with a character being unbelievably stupid, but it works for the story. (view spoiler)[ im gonna call it now and say i think josh is death, the character that took scatty and all of them. (hide spoiler)] i can't wait to read the next one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    coolcatcarly

    Considering I was not too sold on the first few books I actually really enjoyed this lmao I feel like Scott could have cut the six book series down to like four and taken out half of the boring stuff in books one and two but again the supporting characters really had it for me in this book; Billy the Kid and Joan of Arc are 👌🏽

  22. 5 out of 5

    Victor

    The Necromancer, by Michael Scott, is the next book in the series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, after The Sorceress. The twins make their way home to their Aunt. But shortly Sophie is Taken, and Josh with, Flannel, and his wife, race after her. Dee becomes all creatures target after failing his task. Now all humans must fend for themselves as Josh continues to drift into the dark side.I recommend this to fantasy lovers.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joselyn Moreno Burke

    A great following to the series, the plot thickens with each new installment. It was so interesting to discover more immortals and the location of Joan and Scatach, Morethyu was an interesting addition to the flock of characters. I can only say that with each step the twins take everything in the story seems to gain in depth and curiosity. An amazing 4 book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brian Regan

    The Necromancer is the fourth in a series I've enjoyed a great deal. Like the Percy Jackson books from Rick Riordan, it is filled with characters from myth and history, mixing lots of different worlds with the story of 2 (not-so-)normal American teens, in this case twins Josh and Sophie Newman. In my opinion, it is much better written than the Riordan, and the story is much more complex and satisfying. This fourth volume is more scattered than previous ones, with multiple story lines diverging fr The Necromancer is the fourth in a series I've enjoyed a great deal. Like the Percy Jackson books from Rick Riordan, it is filled with characters from myth and history, mixing lots of different worlds with the story of 2 (not-so-)normal American teens, in this case twins Josh and Sophie Newman. In my opinion, it is much better written than the Riordan, and the story is much more complex and satisfying. This fourth volume is more scattered than previous ones, with multiple story lines diverging from the main one of Josh and Sophie, and focusing on characters introduced in prior volumes. Ultimately, there will be six books in this story arc, and the storylines will again converge. The pace is relentlessly fast (only a week has passed since the first page of the Alchemyst!), and engaging. Highly recommended for fans of Percy Jackson. 2011 (The Warlock) and 2012 (The Enchantress) can't come soon enough!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    gelowmichael

    OMY! This is disturbingly fascinating! Percy Jackson Series, Harry Potter Series! OMY Nicholas Flamel Series! Two-Thumbs up! Wew. I've waitedd for so long to read this book and yay! It's totally amazing and outrageous! Everytime I read this series, I can't stop to turn it's pages and eager to finished till it's smooth pages. It's amazing to realize and sad that it's end is coming but it is really a good series to read for. Sophie, learning the 3 magic, She is eager to practice her magic to it's f OMY! This is disturbingly fascinating! Percy Jackson Series, Harry Potter Series! OMY Nicholas Flamel Series! Two-Thumbs up! Wew. I've waitedd for so long to read this book and yay! It's totally amazing and outrageous! Everytime I read this series, I can't stop to turn it's pages and eager to finished till it's smooth pages. It's amazing to realize and sad that it's end is coming but it is really a good series to read for. Sophie, learning the 3 magic, She is eager to practice her magic to it's fullest. I really into her when it comes to the passed memories of the Witch to her. She is quite afraid and confused on what should she believe. Only one magic is on the way and I hope it will be the most hottest and fascinating character for this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    I have completely enjoyed this whole series so far. I have especially enjoyed the characters as they travel through their world, trying to figure it out. I like how with each new book in the series, they are constantly growing and trying to navigate through what is thrown at them. And as always, I can't wait to read the next one by how the author ended it. There is always a hook. I wish my boys were still little because they would have enjoyed this one. I have completely enjoyed this whole series so far. I have especially enjoyed the characters as they travel through their world, trying to figure it out. I like how with each new book in the series, they are constantly growing and trying to navigate through what is thrown at them. And as always, I can't wait to read the next one by how the author ended it. There is always a hook. I wish my boys were still little because they would have enjoyed this one.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Abiel Soares

    The beginning of the book is very slow paced and quite boring but as you get to the end the book becomes more interesting and fast paced also toward the end of the book many problems develop and leave you hanging on whether they get solved or not because the book ends right when a huge problem starts-josh joins the dark elders.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Houston García

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. i liked the twist in the plot… one of the twins goes dark!!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Anna Sofrona

    It was amazing! I really enjoyed especially the last 8 chapters!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brooke Wayne

    Lots of fluff. It was okay though.

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