Title: The Sorceress
Author: Michael Scott
Review by Kirthi
Summary by Book Flap
Dr. John Dee has torn the city apart in every attempt to intercept the immortal Nicholas Flamel and Sophie and Josh Newman. Paris's streets are in ruin, Notre Dame destroyed, the Comte de Saint-Germaih's home leveled. Dee has the book of Abraham the Mage, but he's sitll missing the two pages the Dark Elders need for the Final Summoning. Without them the spell cannot be cast, and Dee is well aware that the Dark Elders will not rest until they are in power and the human race is destroyed--or he is.
Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was demolished by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction/ Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of legend, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.
But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped on Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent--the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarent's power is unthinkable, its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.
If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must fine someone who can teach Josh and Sophie the thrid elemental magic--Water Magic. The problem? The only being who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane.
The third installment to The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel is as incredible as the other two, I loved it till the very last pages. Again, it's as if I'm with the characters as they go on their tiresome journey, and I also get a nice dose of history and mythology while I'm at it. Michael Scott, Ireland's most successful author, manages to enthrall the reader in a world of myth. The cover is one of my most favorites of all time, the four white symbols in all four corners give a hint of what the story is about, if you can see, there's a Spider, a Trident, a Deer, and Stones (wink).