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The Magician


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Dark magic and fast-paced adventure in this second book in the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Now published with an exciting new cover look and introduction from the author!

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An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as "the King of Fantasy in these isles".


Gr 6-9-Michael Scott's tense sequel (Delacorte, 2008) to The Alchemyst (Delacorte, 2007) finds teen twins, Sophi and Josh, once again on the run from Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders who are trying to obtain the book of Abraham the Mage--an item of incredible power that would allow the Dark Elders to enslave humankind and destroy the world. With most of the book in their possession, the dark servants are desperate to obtain the all-important final two pages of text. In the midst of the breathless chase, Sophi is learning to use and control her new-found powers and Josh is envious that Sophi's powers have been awakened. Josh also has his doubts about their supposed ally, Nicholas Flamel, leading him to question who the bad guys really are. The conclusion will leave listeners anxious for the next installment. Erik Singer does a laudable job giving voice to a wide range of characters, convincingly portraying everything from two modern American teenagers to ancient Italians who switch between archaic and contemporary speech. Even the language of a variety of mythical monsters comes across as authentic. Singer keeps up the pace and tension of this edgy ride perfectly, creating a wonderful listening experience.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

[Michael Scott is] the King of fantasy * The Irish Times *
Scott blends the practicalities of the modern world with the magic perfectly, and this is well-written, engaging stuff * Daily Telegraph *
The action proceeds at the familiar breakneck pace and with more and more dark creatures from lore and mythology coming to light * Bookfest *
This book is fast-paced and gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page * South Wales Argus *

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