Sunday, June 16, 2013

From the Shelf: The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book 6)

Title: The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book 6)
Author: Michael Scott
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic, Mythology
Date read: June 4-5, 2013
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

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?
My Review: (also in goodreads)

Finally the conclusion to the Alchemyst series (The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock). This is the story that will end and clear all conflicts introduced in the first 5 books. It takes place in two time streams, the past and the present. There would be change of loyalties, revelations and most of all great sacrifices. I was saddened by the amount of deaths of those people who were significant in the series but I guess to make the war more realistic, it had to be done; but I was still heartbroken by the turn of events like the past 5 books, The Enchantress pertains to a significant character and I'm guessing that it is Sophie Newman. I loved (though its sort of cliche) how the author explained the series of events that have transpired and how it circles back to the beginning. All in all, this would be a worthy conclusion to the series and I am mostly satisfied with it. There were some that left me hanging (minor details) but otherwise it was satisfying for me. 

Would I recommend this series? Yes, I would. I know that I often compare this to a series that also uses mythology as basis for story plot but this series has its own flavor, so yes~ I'm recommending it.

Till the next read...

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