The Enchantress is published today, six years to the day after the publication of The Alchemyst – and what a six years it has been!

Flamel series

The first Flamel book was published in 2007, which meant that I was writing it throughout 2005 and into early 2006, but I started researching the idea in May 1997, which was when I first wrote the word Alchemyst – with a Y – in my notebook.  I had no idea then that it would take almost sixteen years for the last book in the series to finally reach the shelves.

The Flamel seriesWriters often talk about books changing their lives.  Not every book changes a writer’s life, but I can say, without doubt or hesitation, that The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel changed mine in so many ways.  The day in 1997 when I walked into Nicholas Flamel’s house in Paris was the start of a journey which has taken me across the world as I researched the mythology behind the series.  It has given me the opportunity to work in some of the great libraries, and allowed me access to many extraordinary and generous people who shared their knowledge of everything from Machu Pichu to parrots, from Alcatraz to auras.

The series has also brought me into contact, both online and in person, with fans across the world, many of whom I now count amongst my friends, and it is a friendship which will last beyond this book series.

Each year, for the past six years, a Flamel book has been published.  And today sees the last one.  The publication of The Enchantress brings to a conclusion this overall story arc.  Over the years, the characters have become very real to me and it is bittersweet to realize that I will not write about some of them again.  But I don’t think I will ever be done with The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel – I am sure I will be revisiting some of the characters in the future and I know that translations of the books will appear over the next several years.)

I am often asked if I had the chance, would I change any of the story – and the answer is, yes, of course.  No book is ever entirely finished.  However, although I might rework certain elements, the overall story remains very much as I conceived it all those years ago.  And the ending, which I first wrote in the Flamel’s house in Paris, remains entirely untouched and is, more or less word-for-word the ending I created more than a decade ago.

This series would not, could not, exist without the extraordinary support of the fabulous team in Delacorte Press who, seven years, ago, committed to a six book series from a writer they had never heard of.

Nor could this series exist without the readers scattered all across the world, who have spent six years journeying with Sophie and Josh (although only two weeks went by for them – but what a two weeks it has been!) towards this conclusion.

So thank you – publishers, booksellers and readers – for helping Mr Flamel and Doctor Dee change my life.

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message 1: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Alonso Thank you, Mr. Scott, for the wonderful series. Every book has been a pleasure to read. I do hope you have some untold stories hidden away somewhere waiting to be told.

message 2: by Japp (new)

Japp So, I finally got "Enchantress" yesterday in my hands. I was awake all night reading, but haven't been able to finish.. work and all. These books are so addicting.. that I negotiate with myself.. just 15 more minutes... 15 more. Thank you Mr. Scott, for adding good quality material to our literature. Hope more is to come soon by you....

message 3: by Japp (new)

Japp I haven't finished the book yet, but just realized that Josh and Sophie would be 21 years old... LOL!

message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Thanks Christopher,

There are many untold Flamel stories. And the next series is called The Earthlords. You'll see why soon.


message 5: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Alonso Michael wrote: "Thanks Christopher,

There are many untold Flamel stories. And the next series is called The Earthlords. You'll see why soon.


That's great news! I'll be keeping an eye out for it!

message 6: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Thank you for introducing me to all of the wonderful and multi-faceted characters in this fascinating series. I will miss them but have all of the books to read again and again so they will never really be gone. It has been a journey like no other! I look forward to what you have in store for us next!

message 7: by Shelley (last edited May 24, 2012 08:55AM) (new)

Shelley Thank you for the wonderful series of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The ending was particularly perfect & wonderful, and I can't expect more from it. I followed the whole series of the book and fell in love with the characters & the story so much that I feel absolutely at loss when I finished reading The Enchantress. I can't believe this series is so underrated. It should have much more attention than it had. I'm looking forward to your next series!

ps. I'm really curious what Sophie had become...

message 8: by Japp (new)

Japp Great to hear... any news on when they might be coming out?

message 9: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Shelley wrote: "Thank you for the wonderful series of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The ending was particularly perfect & wonderful, and I can't expect more from it. I followed the whole series of t..."

Please tell me you didn't just post a spoiler.

message 10: by Nicola (new)

Nicola Thank you for such a great series. As soon as I read the first chapter of book 1 I knew this would be a favourite of mine. Can't wait for this to come through the post and finish of the story. Good Luck, and I shall continue to recommend your books to many, as I already have.
Thank you. :)

message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I came across this series in March and read all 5 books in less than 2 weeks. I am excited to read the next one. I have been recommending this series to anyone I know. Good job on this series.

message 12: by Mari-liis (new)

Mari-liis Can't wait to buy it!

message 13: by Allison (new)

Allison Thank you for a wonderful series. As a parent reviewer for the local middle school, I gladly recommended these books. I have completely enjoyed them.

message 14: by Ray (last edited May 25, 2012 06:11PM) (new)

Ray Thank you sir ! just thank you sir ! for this sublime piece of art and perfection ..You didn't just entertain us through these books, to tell you honestly you've changed my perspective towards everything, you inspired me ..silly it may sound, but it showed us (humani) how blessed we are living in this world and the deeper importance of it . I'm looking forward to "The Earthlord Series" :)

message 15: by Anie (new)

Anie Oh I need to go get this, and sincerely wish the ebooks were available in paper format as I don't enjoy ereaders. I'll have to suck it up I guess.

Thank you, for one of my favorite series.

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

This is one of my favorite series the only part I hate is the wait between the books coming out ive really enjoyed all the twists and turns thank you for everyone from nicholas and perenelle and dr dee and billy the kid

message 17: by Sue (new)

Sue Moro Thank you for writing and sharing this amazing series with all of us.

message 18: by Chloe (new)

This is one of my ABSOLute Favourite series and I just got my hands on the enchantress. Trying to read his very slowly so it will NEVER end!!! Hearing that there will be another series made me jump for joy!!! I am totally inspired by your writing :) and how your perspective changes :)

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

i wish i could write like u! u rock!

message 20: by zelda (new)

zelda I must say it's been a long time since a book captured me so completely. I actually drift to the other reality while reading. That's what good books do :) I do try to read very slowly just to stay in that world as long as possible, however at times it just doesn't work as the events keep me going faster :DDD
The series is really exquisite. I'm far past teen years but it looks like age doesn't matter here at all. The reading is highly enjoyable but also educational. Although I'm familiar with many mythologies, I did some check-ups on the way as well.
I'll be looking out for the next series and I'll sure be one of its first readers.
Thank you for the wonderful adventure :)))
Best Regards from Warsaw (PL).

message 21: by Ia (new)

Ia Thank you for writing an incredible series like this and I hope that there will be more stories in the future.

message 22: by Jay (last edited May 29, 2012 06:30AM) (new)

Jay Thanks for writing an incredible series

message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

i agree its been freaking amazing! i can never put them down!

message 24: by Dale (new)

Dale great!

message 25: by Bernadette (new)

Bernadette Hargis I loved the series Mr. Scott!!! The ending was really epic! I was shocked that I completed the series so quickly. Everything pieced together like a puzzle. It must have been hard to think of a GREAT series like this. To me it is hard to even write one book, so I just stay to short story, for now. I hope I get to see when you are on tour, because I have a few questions that I really need to ask. Your series was great and I can't wait to read the next series "The Earthlords"!

message 26: by Tabitha (new)

Tabitha Meinzer I'm almost done with it and loving it so far! :D

message 27: by Kronus77 (new)

Kronus77 just finish the enchantess
a great book with a great ending

message 28: by Mica (new)

Mica The ending of the enchantress was breathtaking I never saw it coming.

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message 30: by Angelica (new)

Angelica Tapia I can't believe that I finished the series! It was absolutely amazing! Thank you Mr. Scott for writing this breathtaking and surprising series!
I really hope that I can achieve the writings you have accomplished. :-)

message 31: by Francesca (new)

Francesca I love that book!

message 32: by Francesca (new)

Francesca Thank you for those wonderful six years of work!

message 33: by Abdi (new)

Abdi Dandena we love u man'

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