Friday, August 13, 2010

The Necromancer - Michael Scott

The Necromancer is the fourth book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, the first three being The Alchemyst, The Magician, and The Sorceress. The series is about twins Josh and Sophie Newman, two ordinary teens whose lives are changed irrevocably when they discover that Sophie's employers are actually immortals Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel, and that Sophie and Josh may be the twins of legend, destined to be extraordinarily powerful for good or evil.

I've greatly enjoyed this series so far, and The Necromancer is no exception. The series is steeped in the mythology of many different cultures, which I absolutely love - characters in the series include the Torc Madra, Prometheus, Isis and Osiris, and Quetzalcoatl, just to name a few. The books are also very fast-paced, and are quick reads despite their length. And while I've found some series to get more tepid as the series progresses, that is not the case with these books - I enjoyed The Necromancer every bit as much as The Alchemyst, if not more.

I have found each of these books very difficult to put down, and I always have difficulty waiting for the next to come out. For fans of fantasy, mythology, and/or young adult literature, this series, including The Necromancer, is a must-read.


  1. I read a bit of THE ALCHEMYST and it was quite enjoyable. I haven't gotten back to it, mainly because I read so many things at once. I should get reading it again soon.

    P.S. My aunt has met many authors, including Michael Scott. Something to do with her job. She has met my #1 favorite (Christopher Paolini) and says she may meet Neil Gaiman soon.

  2. Yes, you should! :) Also, I want to be your aunt. What is her job?

  3. I'm not sure exactly. She works at a school in Illinois. She has been a teacher, and she works other school jobs. Couldn't tell you exactly, so I may have to ask her.

  4. Huh. Whatever she does, she must have an awesome job! :)