Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review of Warlock

Wow! I can't believe that this book ended like that and that I have to wait until next summer for the final book!

In this 5th book of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, everyone is scattered. Josh has joined forces with John Dee & Virginia Dare. Sophie is with the Japanese Immortal Niten at Aunt Agnes's house. Nicholas and Pernelle are in Prometheus's Shadowrealm, and Scathach, Shakespeare, Joan, St Germain, &  Palamedes have been transported back in time to the ancient world of Danu Talis. The end is drawing near.

Monsters are locked in the cells at Alcrataz. Billy the Kid and Niccolo Machiavelli are hoping to regain the favor of their Elder masters by releasing them onto the unsuspecting population of San Francisco. Will they go through with their orders or will they not?

I rented this copy from the library. And I've had a hard time putting it down. I've become quite attached to the twins, Josh & Sophie, and at times I want to smack them because of the mistakes that one of them keeps making. Sophie must find an Elder to teach her the last of the elemental magics, Earth. And I was not at all expecting the twist regarding who finally is found to teach her. So many little things that appear in this book have made me question who is good, who is bad, and who is more than what they seem. The lines between good and evil have really blurred and it's hard to tell who is who now. The flashbacks got a little confusing but they add to the drama of the book. Overall, a very good read!

1 comment:

  1. The story keeps you on the edge of the seat and really makes the reader ask the question, "Who do I trust?". The cast of imaginative characters creates this feel of a real adventure that is about to unfold right before your very eyes.