Ashes to ashes…
In the hands of Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders, the book of Abraham the Mage could mean the destruction of the world as we know it. The most powerful book of all time, it holds the secret of eternal life—a secret more dangerous than any one man should ever possess. And Dee is two pages away from the knowledge that would bring the Dark Elders into ultimate power.
His only obstacle? Josh and Sophie Newman—who are eight thousand miles away.
After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris. The City of Lights. Home to Nicholas Flamel. Only, this homecoming is anything but sweet.
Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenelle. Every day they spend without the book, they age one year: their magic becomes weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is growing clearer and clearer. It’s time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic.
And there’s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student the Comte de Saint-Germain—alchemist, magician, and rock star.
Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. If they don’t turn on each other first.
The Magician picks up immediately after the previous book of the series, The Alchemyst, left off. The plot thickens beautifully and the story flows so perfectly that it’s hard to remember the whole thing is a work of fiction.
This story brought us to Paris, France. Sadly, I haven’t been there yet… But I can easily imagine it through the immersive details given by the characters themselves. Speaking of characters, there were quite a few added to the story in this novel. Each of them is so perfectly developed that there is no room for doubt. They simply are.
The Magician was so full of action and an amazing level of storytelling. I can’t wait to continue on this journey with Sophie, Josh, Nicholas Flamel, and everyone else in this wonderfully created series.
Overall, I rate The Magician 4 out of 5 bookworms.
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