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The Warlock Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 24 2011
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Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
An Indie Next List Selection
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
An IRA Young Adult Choice Book
An IRA Children’s Choice Winner
“[A] riveting fantasy . . . fabulous read.” —School Library Journal, Starred
“Readers will be swept up.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.” —VOYA
“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.” —Booklist
About the Author
Michael Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, an authority on mythology and folklore, and one of Ireland’s most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, Michael has been hailed by the Irish Times as “the King of Fantasy in these isles.” The Warlock is the fifth book in the Nicholas Flamel series. Look for book one, The Alchemyst; book two, The Magician; book three, The Sorceress; book four, The Necromancer; and book six, The Enchantress, all available from Delacorte Press. You can follow Michael Scott on Twitter @flameauthor and visit him at DillonScott.com.
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and I'll obviously buy the sixth and final book when it comes out, but this installment, the Warlock,
was a complete bore.
Although I just finished reading it yesterday morning, I'm already having trouble remembering anything
that happened in it - that's how forgettable it is. There are multiple storylines - one for Dee, Dare
and Golden twin, Josh, one for the other twin (sophie) and her aunt and Perrennelle, one for Scathach and her friends lost somewhere in time, one for the Isle of Danu Talis storyline set in the extremely distant past, and then a few other miscellaneous stories involving Mars, Isis and Osris, and others.
None of the storylines are interesting, that's the first problem. The "thrill of the chase" element, present in the earlier books with Flamelle protecting the twins from Dee and miscellaneous demons, is gone in this book. A second problem is that the overarching storyline - this Danu Talis stuff with the Egyptian Gods and some big battle which had members from every ancient civilization present - is really convoluted and confusing. And finally, and sadly, this fifth book really seems like filler and a money-grab.
In theory, if you need a fifth book in a six book series such as this one, the fifth book should be getting all the pieces in place for the hurly-burly action that should be happening in book six. I don't really believe that this happens in the Warlock.Read more ›
The teams of characters seem to be all over the place and even worse in time. Not sure what it all has to do with the Twins who are now separated. And where is Flamel? Like the previous books when all these gods and immortals with amazing powers meet in battle, you end up with sword and fist fights and a rare occasional puff of magic. The author is starting to repeat more and more the same comments. It almost looks like that he is trying to create another book for sale before the final book to end the story. But as mentioned before, I am on the final book to find out what happens at the end. I am intrigued about the character with the hooked hand, the Destroyer. Who is he really? Since we are in the time travel scenario, it has to be one of the main characters. But which one?
The whole family is lined up waiting to get a chance to read it... btw - this was purchased as a present for my son  - I think he read the whole book last night [ in one sitting!]
- Can't wait for the next installment in this series!
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The fifth in a series,this book does not disappoint. The book was in excellent condition. Very pleased with this seller.Published 11 months ago by Albert Borkent
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