Friday, July 5, 2013

Book Review: The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: May 24, 2013
Publisher: Random House
528 Pages

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?

This was one series that took me by surprise. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. It was fun and intrigue all wrapped up in a mystery filled with mythical creatures and people of legend, pairings you never thought you would see in a book.

The series began as fun for me. The first one set up the world: modern, but secrets hidden in its depths. Here, we met the main players and we also thought we had chosen a side. 2-5 built on the first one, throwing more players into the mix, spicing things up and making us question if the original side we chose was in fact the correct one. And then came 6...oh 6.

Six took everything we had learned in the first five and just threw it out the window. Loyalties were tested, unlikely allies were forged, unlikely heroes emerged, and casualties littered the chapters. Scott did not shy away from death, but each death wasn't meaningless, there was purpose and cause. Legends came to life. Twists sneaked up behind you and the turns that followed left you speechless. I cried for peoples deaths of whom I despised in the beginning. Bravo, Mr. Scott, bravo.

This series should not have been as good as it was. I credit it to Scott's writing, which improved dramatically as the story carried on. The books and the worlds are so vivid, you can see everything happening like a movie playing out in your mind. What a brilliant ending to a great series.


  1. I agree -- The Enchantress was brilliant, and definitely the best book in the series. I was just devastated at the end! Glad to see a fellow fan of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. :)

    1. It was a perfect ending! I don't know many people who read this series, I'm always happy to find other fnas :)


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