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The Necromancer: Book 4 (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

The Necromancer: Book 4 (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Scott
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the King of fantasy (The Irish Times)

Treachery, not trust, propels this dizzying whirl of subplots with an obligatory threat to the universe and a cliffhanging, surprising ending. (Mary Shine Thompson The Irish Times 2010-07-31)

All in all this is an excellent addition to the series and moves the story on to a completely different level. By the end of the book everything has changed again and the cliffhanger ending hooks you again and keeps you hanging on desperately for the next book. (Andrea Chettle 2010-10-21)

I cannot stress enough my complete admiration for Michael Scott and the incredible story he created intertwining fiction with historical facts and legends...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! ( 2010-09-05)

It is captivating, it is gripping and above all else, and it is a tale that was incredibly hard to put down...Definitely one of our tips for the Summer months. ( 2010-08-12)

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The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series sees the dark magic of the Elders pose an even greater threat to Sophie and Josh Newman, who must enter into a war with John Dee and his menagerie of monsters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 548 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (5 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction and folklore. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-eight countries, in over twenty languages. The first five books in Scott's six-part epic fantasy series, The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel, have all been New York Times bestsellers.

Michael Scott is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years and are now included amongst the definitive and most-quoted works on the subject.

The Irish Times hailed him as "the King of Fantasy in these Isles."

Praised for his "unparalleled contribution to children's literature," by the Guide to Children's Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin's tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who's Who in Ireland as one of the "1000 most significant Irish."

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read the entire series or Wiki 30 July 2010
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
OK, I am a newbie to the series, I have not read any of the other titles in this series and to be honest here, I was quite lost when I began. So a quick break was taken and thanks to Wiki, I was brought up to speed on the novels to date and thus knew where I was and able to carry on.

The series is definitely pretty epic for the Young Adult market, its definitely got a whole host of interesting characters and each one stands out presenting the reader with something new and unique to the overall story arc. The reader won't know which way to turn as events overtake the principle characters as they discover facts that have been withheld as well as testing the boundaries of old friends and new. It is captivating, it is gripping and above all else, and it is a tale that was incredibly hard to put down once I knew what was happening. Definitely one of our tips for the Summer months and we'd even go so far as to suggest getting the series from the first offering to keep your Young Reader happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and complex. 18 Aug 2010
I eagerly awaited this book's release having read and thoroughly enjoyed it's three predecessors: The Alchemyst, The Magician and The Sorceress.
Nicholas and Perenelle grow weaker by the hour, Dr Dee becomes more desperate to get the missing Codex pages before his Dark Elder can punish him for his previous failures, Machiavelli and Billy the Kid have yet to find a way off Alcatraz Island, Josh and Sophie don't know who they can trust, Scatchach and Joan of Arc are missing somewhere in the dinosaur era and a stranger that looks like Scathach enters Josh and Sophie's life.... That's pretty much where the action left off at the end of The Sorceress, The Necromancer picks it up and races on ahead at a furious pace. You can almost hear the clock ticking as all the central characters are running out of time. The established characters return and you're introduced to new ones, and nobody's motives seem clear. There's some unexpected comedic exchanges that made me laugh, and a very colourful new Dark Elder is introduced who is sure to become a favourite of many. Josh learns the magic of fire at the hands of a master, and then re-connects with the Elder that awakened him...placing himself, Sophie and others in a very precarious position. An ancient, deadly deity is summoned, she's intent on revenge and havoc but Flamel, Sophie et al are determined to stop her. Josh has the ultimate choice to make, to stand by his sister or to leave her for the promise of power and knowledge?
Dr Dee is in a hurry to escape London as his Elders have now sent bounty hunters after him, Machiavelli and Billy escape Alcatraz but have to face the wrath of Billy's Elder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the others, but still brilliant. 13 Nov 2011
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Book five of this excellent series by Michael Scott continues the action as the return of the Elders draws ever closer.

Although this is still a brilliant read, I felt this was the weakest book so far. There seemed to be a little too much filler this time. Granted, the pace needs to relent occasionally to allow us and the characters to catch their breath, but this happened a little too often.

There are two more books in this wonderful series, and I can't wait to find out what happens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got me hooked by the first page 3 Oct 2010
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I would class myself as a thinly read person (pinching Eddie Izzard comment). A book has to get my gripped from the first few pages otherwise I will put it down and that will be the end of it. This book did get me hooked from the first few lines on the first page and I have problems putting it down.

The only other books that have grabbed me in this way are the Harry Potter books and to be honest only reason I bought this book was because I knew Nicolas Flamel from the first Harry Potter book and film.

I am really glad that I purchased this book as it has got me back into reading. The story is full of magic and fantastic characters that are so real that you can believe everything that is written. You can feel yourself being drawn in to their world and you wished there was something that you could do to help the characters get through.

Don't think that I can recommend this book highly enough. Buy it - go on you know you want to. I am now off to buy the second book in the series before I run out of pages in book one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 11 Aug 2010
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Sophie and Josh return home, unsure what to tell their Aunt about their adventures of the past few days. They certainly can't tell her the truth. As they walk up the road, they notice a car outside the house.

Curious and hesitant, they approach the car. A woman exits and they believe it's someone they know. However, almost too late, they realize it's an identical twin. Sophie ends up kidnapped and Josh left scrambling behind.

In order to save his sister, he travels back to the start of their adventure, the Flamels. Once he confides in them, they quickly follow after Sophie.

The Flamels don't have much time and they have already decided to fight before things spiral too far out of control, even though it might be the last thing they accomplish. They find Sophie and those watching over her. Together, they come up with a plan of attack.

Before they can accomplish their goals, they request someone to awake the fire powers in Josh. He readily agrees to the plan, already feeling inferior to his twin.

However, the Flamels didn't consider Dr. Dee in their planning. While his masters aren't pleased with his failures, Dr. Dee always has a plan. This plan includes taking over the world, but he needs Josh in order to set his plan in motion. Will Josh cross over to the other side and leave his twin and the Flamels behind?

The fourth book in this wonderful series won't disappoint fans with its magic, history, mythology, clever characters, evil plots, and strong sibling bonds. THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL is addicting and will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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5.0 out of 5 stars another great read
5* for any age both for boys an girls alike. the stroy line is gripping from start to finish,page after page of gripping story line. with more to follow. Read more
Published 1 month ago by beth
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book
all of the books in this series are fabulous, well written and engaging. I could not stop reading. I truly recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
I just couldn't put it down, so much so that I read it in one sitting! He's done it again, kudos to Scott!
Published 6 months ago by Linda Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I've been following this series by Michael Scott and it's a really good read. The story follows twins Josh and Sophie as they discover that they are "the two that are one"... Read more
Published 8 months ago by ceecee
5.0 out of 5 stars loved the whole series
I was told about the series by my dad dad who loved it. I read them all within weeks and have now told my 10 year old son he must read them. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Cheryl Cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars the necromancer
this book is amzing, cliffhanger and leaves you wondering at the end of the chapter as it relates to a different time and place
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars a Gripping Tale
It has you spellbound from the first through to the last page. Gripping tale and very well written. The story happens at speed, but you never loose touch with the central plot.
Published 14 months ago by Stuart Norfolk
5.0 out of 5 stars The Necromancer
This is just as amazing as the others! The Dark Elders are doing everything they can in order to get the Codex but the Twins of legend are still in the way. Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2012 by Ms D Dolce
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb series!
Have read all of the series so far and awaiting the last in the series - well written and enabled my daughter to put a 'humani' face on some of the historical characters who she... Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2011 by Mack
2.0 out of 5 stars Dusty
This book arrived with some other purchases and the book was so dusty it looked like it had either been on a building site or in someone's house where they were having work done. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2011 by K. L. Naylor
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