Friday, July 26, 2013

the sorceress

the sorceress
the secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel #3
michael scott
published 2009

Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.

But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent—the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarent’s power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.

If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find an Elder who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic—Water Magic. The problem? The only one who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane. 

These books are becoming agonizingly slow.  Well, that's not true.  They're not necessarily slow, it's just that NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!  So far each book has been a replay of the previous book.  Dark Elder's peeps come after them, twins must learn magic, Dark Elder peeps find them, they fight, wonder twin powers activate, they escape, Dark Elder peeps come after them again, repeat, repeat, end of book.

Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the books, I just want it to come to an end before I start disliking everyone in the book.

At first, Josh's suspicion of Flamel really bugged me (beside his whining of course), but now Flamel is bugging me.  Can't go into detail about that without giving too much away, but I find myself worried about his methods.  Not the end game, just the way he's going about getting there.

Dee is the kind of bad guy that you just don't like because he's sort of pathetic.  He feels so superior and awesome, but for hundreds of years he has consistently failed.  Where does this guy get his self confidence?!  Somehow he just seems to get out of trouble.  It's very unsatisfying.

I've just got to power through it and finish the series.  This pussyfooting around stuff is not working for me!

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