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The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5)

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The Newman twins have finally been divided. The end is near.In San Francisco, Josh has chosen a side - and he will not stand with his sister, Sophie, or the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel. He has chosen to fight along side John Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare. Sophie will do anything she can to find her brother, but her training must continue. With Perenelle and Nicholas ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published June 2nd 2011 by RHCB Digital (first published January 1st 2011)
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*I did not finish this. I stopped with 120 pages left, then skimmed the last chapter*

A whole bunch of flat, lifeless characters sitting around, doing shit-all and bidding their time until the final book.
This was absolute, utter crap. This time last year I was about to start reading 'The Necromancer', and I was excited. Why? Because until then I had given the series 14 out of a possible 15 stars:
The Alchemyst ★★★★
The Magician ★★★★★
The Sorceress★★★★★
'The Necromancer' ended up on a solid 3 sta
Dec 15, 2012 Maree rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So, I've started to pick apart the series. This is going to be a bit of a rant of all the problems I found with this book, which can be found kind of consistently throughout the series. If you're a big fan of this series and can't bear any criticism, you might want to walk on by.

The first complaint is a rehash, but it's such a big one I feel the need to mention it once again. The first rule any decent writer learns is the power of show, not tell, and this seems to be a rule that Scott has haphaz
Franco  Santos
Jan 12, 2016 Franco Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imposible no devorar cada libro. Buenísima parte de esta saga que no para de asombrarme. Estoy a un paso del final.
Jan 28, 2011 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone that enjoys magic and mythology as it is a perfect pairing of both.
Loved the book. The small chapters and the movement from one group of characters to the next keep the story moving at a nice pace. I enjoyed all the revealed "info" - and several of them were quite surprising. Am anxiously awaiting the final book - to find out how everything ties together. Another great book that I enjoyed reading. I still could use a reference book as a companion to the series so that I could keep better track of all the characters, places, and monsters.

Finished Reading:

1st Tim
Dec 25, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not great. I didn't give it a one star solely because the premise of the series is very good and had a lot of potential, and because Scott does have a good grip of language and paints a good picture, but this series has become more and more poorly plotted out. There are a bunch of plotholes in the series now, and it seems that more and more often, characters are doing something significant to advance the plot based on a "vague feeling", "an instinct", or "for a reason _(insert character's name)_ ...more
As the rest of the books in the series, this one was just OK, as well. Before I begin, I want to say that if I read the line "Nicholas Flamel is dying" one more time, I won't be responsible for my actions.

Now, the problem with the book, and indeed the rest of the series, is that there are just too many characters being introduced every so often. And somehow ALL of them are related to each other. keeping track of all these relations becomes tedious. Also, every single charcter ever introduced in
Jun 05, 2011 Nat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone and Anyone
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Nov 08, 2016 Daniel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Twist na kraju i interakcija izmedju Bilija i Dia je jedino sto vadi ovu knjigu. Sve ostalo je nepotrebno i cist gubitak vremena. Da sledeca kniga nije zadnja u serijalu odustao bi od daljeg citanja.

Feb 20, 2011 Kaylie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, magic
I bought The Warlock on my Kindle the day it came out and had finnished it by the next day. I can't wait for the next installment...
Dylan Staats
Aug 25, 2012 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this is not going to be a pretty review, so I'll try to keep it short.

The Alchemyst was great. The second book was good, just shy of being great. The third book I struggled a bit. The fourth book took me days to read, and even then I stretched it over the course of a couple of weeks. I finally just sat down and got through it. I feel bad for saying this, but book four had me constantly checking how many pages I had left.

Now the fifth book...ah, this one was just...not good. How else can I
I think I am falling out of love with this series, but I will say that the hook at the end of this one was great.
It seems as though these books are spending more time talking about things than actually getting things done. That is irksome. Also, the author has now brought in so many different characters and put them together in groups, and some are back from the dead and in their own is too much. All the different groups are working on their own thing and then another group shows up
Karen Keyte
Jun 18, 2011 Karen Keyte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“Follow your hearts. Protect one another, trust one another, because, at the end of the day, all of these people want something from you, or want you to do something for them, or be something that you are not. Your only responsibility is to one another.” - Niten the Swordsman, also known as Miyamoto Musashi, to Josh and Sophie Newman in The Necromancer

When Niten spoke to words to Josh and Sophie, the both agreed with him. For Josh, Niten’s words echoed almost exactly what he had been thinking p
Jamie Krakover
Aug 10, 2010 Jamie Krakover rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Warlock, the 5th installment of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series is the best one yet! Michael Scott has certainly outdone himself on this one! This book is full of action and surprises at every twist and turn of the story, and you will find yourself zooming through its pages to find out what happens next. All the old favorites have returned to the adventure as well as some new and interesting additions.

The start of the book picks up right where The Necromancer left off. The
May 30, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52-in-2011
The Warlock by Michael Scott (pp. 389)

Michael Scott continues to deliver. The 5th book in ‘The Secrets of the Nicholas Flamel’ series is a study of themes surrounding the definition of friend, enemy, and traitor as the main and secondary characters gather for battle that will determine the fate of the Earth and Danu Tails shadowrealms.

Scott doesn’t introduce too many new faces, but instead brings them closer together and tells many of the backstories on their relationships over the ages. The wo
May 21, 2011 Aneeqah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
New law: "Books can not end in a dead-end cliff hanger, with an ending that completly shocks you and makes you want to throw the book on the ground, and then the next book comes out in a year." I know a bunch of people who would second it. And obviously, that's how this book ends!

The one bad thing about this book is that all the POV's are kinda hard to follow with. Plus, when you're reading about Sophie, and you just want to continue reading about her, it switches to Dr. Dee or something, making
Mar 14, 2016 Julianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand why this series isn't more popular on the online community. It's unique, it's diverse... It seems to be just what all the book lovers are always crying out for.

I obviously won't go into much detail, as this is the fifth book, but I highly recommend. Go to the library, go pick up The Alchemyst, and give this series a chance.
من عاشق اینم ک هیچ وقت گفته نشده کدوم خوبن. تک تک آدمای کتاب یه نقش منفین. حتی جش و سوفی.. اما از ی طرف هم ادم های خوبین. چون برای عقیدشون میجنگن و تا ته سرش هستن. کلاً همین مجموعه رو دوس دارم:دی
فقط بگم جاش خیلی گنده
و اینکه ..:دی
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همین دیگ.. عاقا کاش زود جلد شیشو بخرم تا قبل امتحانا تموم شههه:|
3.5 stars!

A bit repetitive. I mean, yes, I get it! You don't have to say it over and over and over again. I can retain information okay. I'm still enjoying the mythology aspect of this series tho, so 3.5 stars it is. One more book to go.
Apr 07, 2011 Mackenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is one strangely formatted book. Plot-wise, it's very complicated. And, continuing the trend that the author started in Book 4, there are more separate story lines in The Warlock, which makes reading it require more concentration than usual. And not just separate story lines, there are two separate timelines as well.

At first glance, the book seems simply overpopulated. New characters keeps cropping up left and right and I had trouble keeping track of who is who. I know my myths quite well,
Jun 29, 2012 hpboy13 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hexalogy
The Warlock is definitely the low point of the "Secrets of the Immortal Series." I don't know why on earth Michael Scott deigned this with its own book, instead of consolidating it with The Enchantress and cutting out half the filler that's in both books. Both books take place over the course of one day, and this day at least is rather dull to read about. The climax of the book involves all the characters getting together for a BarBQ to read prophetic tablets about the upcoming finale. Yawn.

May 24, 2011 Zephfire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read the 4 titles in the 'Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel' series that come prior to The Warlock, then I would advise you do! Not only are you missing a great and award winning series, but the plot is very detailed and you may find it hard to follow the fast-paced roller coaster that this book is!
My son and I have read all the prior titles and enjoyed them immensely, but this one is my favourite!
The plot twists and turns at a break-neck pace, more characters are arriving
Dec 07, 2011 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott's The Warlock was an interesting read. I'm a little conflicted over how I feel about it though. Did it include new mythological/historical characters that made me jump to wikipedia to learn more? Yes. Did the plot undergo significant development? Yes. Did any of my predictions come true? No. So did it live up to my expectations? I'm not sure.
Don't misinterpret what I'm saying, I love Scott's writing and his series, but something felt missing from this specific book. After waiting for ove
Stephen  Alff (AlffBooks)
I love this series, the story is interesting, the characters are numerous and sometimes it is hard to keep track of one or other character but all in all it is easy enough to read(for myself though it also felt like quite a slow read but I was not just reading so that is possibly why).

I really like magic and it is fun to read this kind of story because it deals with tons of magic!

I also realised, reading this over a year after it's prequel where the roots of some of my ideas for my own novel se
Mariel Zani Begoña
I think this is, so far, my favourite of the series. I love that ending!!

Creo que, hasta ahora, este es mi libro favorito de la saga. Me encantó ese final!
Q. Baihaqi
Sep 20, 2011 Q. Baihaqi is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
lagi diterjemahin... sabar yah :)
masih seru seperti seri-seri sebelumnya kok
Feb 04, 2012 Fredrik rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

evil laughter

(biarkan efeknya meresap dulu...)


Aduduh, Om Scott, look at the mess you've brought yourself into! xD

Buku ini sepertinya ditakdirkan menjadi semacam buku "jawaban" yang mana diharapkan akan memberikan efek "OH! JADI TERNYATA?!" kepada para pembaca.

Tapi, coba tebak.
Aku gak merasa seperti itu.
Malah aku merasa serial ini secara cerita benar-benar dibuat kejeblos, jatuh ke lubang paling dalam, oleh buku ini.
Alih-alih memuaskan, jawaban-jawaban yang diberikan di The Warlock ini mal
Anne Hamilton
Aug 18, 2012 Anne Hamilton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read The Alchemyst some time ago but hadn’t caught up with the rest of the series until now. It was interesting to reread the first book in the light of the (very surprising) ending of The Warlock - I won’t spoil it but I definitely didn’t see all of that coming.

There is some very clever foreshadowing in the first book that I’m sure just about every reader has missed because it’s framed within absolutely typical (and exaggerated) thoughts of teenagers about their parents and adults in general
Sulis Peri Hutan
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Kembali ke kata seru :D
Menemukan kembali efek kejut ditiap ending bab. Setelah adem ayem di buku keempat, saya merasakan kembali semangat membaca buku ini. Yah, walaupun tidak banyak tokoh baru yang muncul, semua pertanyaan dari buku pertama mulai terkuak. Setting waktunya cuman berlangsung sehari Rabu 6 Juni, sama sekali tidak terasa.

Sophie sangat terluka dengan penghianatan saudara kembarnya, atau malah sebaliknya?
Mars Ultor telah dibebaskan k
Originally posted on My Book Musings.


My heart pounded as I eagerly awaited the release of the 5th book. I didn’t know when it was released in the Philippines exactly (since I was expecting the book to arrive around July) but by June, there were already copies in various bookstores! The hardbound copies were easily sold out. Thank God for my very sweet sister and boyfriend who surprised me with a hardbound copy.
I will say it now and I am not hesitating to do so: The Warlock is eas
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Irish-born Michael Scott began writing over thirty years ago, and is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a
variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore.

He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-seven countries, in over twenty languages.

Praised for his “unparalleled contribution
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