Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Review: The Enchantress by Michael Scott

(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series #6)

Young Adult

May 22nd 2012 by Delacorte Press



My Rating:

The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.

San Francisco:
Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.

But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?

Danu Talis:
Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it’s on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.

Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what—or who—the twins will be fighting for.

Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost.

But will the twins of legend stand together?

Or will they stand apart—one to save the world and one to destroy it?


 I thought this was a pretty great ending to a fun and adventurous series.

I got hooked on this series shortly after reading the 'Percy Jackson' series by Rick Riordan. I wasreally into mythology thanks to Riordan's books and this series was a perfect way to get more of that before 'The Heroes of Olympus' series surfaced. 'The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel' series has more than just mythology, though. It's a conglomeration of mythical gods and creatures, facts, historical figures from all different times and places, and more. There is literally something for everyone in this series!

I loved the characters. I loved how Scott brought Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid, Dr. John Dee, Nicholas Flamel, Gilgamesh, Promethius, Virginia Dare, and so many more to life. I wasn't joking when I said people from all different times and places. Scott took these well known characters (and some that I'd never heard of previously) and gave them immortality to tie their stories into this grand tale and had them work together or become enemies. And even better, he took two seemingly normal teenage siblings and gave them a destiny and story of their own.

This entire series has been a fast-paced, educational, and fun adventure.

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