Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 24, 2008
Ashes to ashes... California: In the hands of Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders, the book of Abraham the Mage could mean the destruction of the world as we know it. The most powerful book of all time, it holds the secret of eternal life — a secret more dangerous than any one man should ever possess. And Dee is two pages away from the knowledge that would bring the Dark Elders into ultimate power. His only obstacle? Josh and Sophie Newman — who are eight thousand miles away. Paris: After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris. The City of Lights. Home to Nicholas Flamel. Only, this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He's in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenelle. Every day they spend without the book, they age one year: their magic becomes weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is growing clearer and clearer. 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.
With loving the first installment of this series, I immediatley set out and dove into its sequel. Wondering what adventures Josh and Sophie will go with the two Immortals, Nicholas and Perenelle. All I could do to answer my many questions was to read and that's exactly what I did.
Throughout this book, the twins continue to grow with having the powers awaken and learning the magical elements. The twins grow so much that its hard to believe that they once were working in a book store and tea shop. Now they are living up to their destiny that is still confusing and we the reader are learning more and more about as the book unfolds.
We are introduced to new characters that join to help the twins but also the enemies are not far behind seeking to destroy the Flamels and have the twins join their side, as they seek to conquer the world.
The story line continues with more intensity and the world that Michael Scott created still unfolds and we are able to see the magic behind the words on every page.
With magic, adventure, action, and all the wonderful stuff that one would hope to have in a fantasy novel. The Magician is a novel of greatness that is sure to take you on an adventure and make you wonder where it will lead.
I give this book 5 souls!