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Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5.5)

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Years before Sophie and Josh Newman met Nicholas Flamel, two legendary warriors fought together for the first time. Billy the Kid and Scathach the Shadow.
Now that lost story can be told . . .

Billy the Kid is immortal. And being immortal means following unpredictable paths. With this exclusive eBook, Michael Scott offers readers a never-before-seen short story from the wor
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ebook, 67 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Christine
Sep 02, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing
"I told you not to touch it.”

“You told me not to open it,” Billy corrected the Elder.

Quetzalcoatl’s black eyes fixed on Billy.

The American immortal shrugged. “‘Don’t open,’ you said, not ‘don’t touch.’”“

Do not touch,” Quetzalcoatl snapped.

Billy grinned. “Then how am I going to carry it?”


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"You’re my type of girl,” the immortal said admiringly.

Scathach laughed. “Oh, Billy. I’m a ten-thousand-year-old vampire. I am most definitely not your type of girl.”

Billy’s cheeks suddenly reddened. “I w
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Skip
Feb 13, 2015 Skip rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, e-books
Better than most novella. The immortal Billy the Kid is asked to deliver a mysterious urn (actually Pandora's Box) to Scathach, the Warrior. An old friend and lover calls in a favor, asking Scathach to rescue him from vampyres and worse. Billy decides to tag along, out of chivalry and stubbornness despite the high probability of death. Turns out the ex-lover was trained to kill by Scathach and that both Scathach and her sister Aoife fell in love with him. In the end, a bond develops between ...more
Patrick
Billy was in the middle of fighting off vampyres while Scathach climbed up the side of the building. Billy's clothes got ripped to shreds because of the vampyres' long nails and sharp teeth. Scathach figured out that the whole thing was a trap once she smelled the Morrigan. The person she was rescuing ended up being the bad guy.

The author did this to add a plot twist and surprise readers.

I liked how he did this. It made it interesting to continue reading.
Cherie
Apr 08, 2015 Cherie rated it it was amazing
This was a great "short" story! I love Billy!
Clinton Harding
Jan 11, 2012 Clinton Harding rated it liked it
Scott treats us to another side-story from his Flamel series of books. This time the short story concerns Bill the Kid, an immortal in the Flamel series, or it should concern Billy. I would say "... the Vampyres of Vegas" is a backstory on Billy but it isn't. His character acts the same as we're used him being in the series. He's an anti-hero, he works for the Dark Elders but readers get the sense that he has a moral compass and values that steer him his actions. At some point I expect him to ...more
Daphne (Winged Reviews)
I've always enjoyed novellas, especially those that give us more information on the characters we've come to know and love. This story focuses on how the two characters on opposing sides in present day, the immortal Billy the Kid and the incomparable Scathach, originally meet. Sent on an errand by his Elder master Queztalcoatl to deliver something to the Shadow, the Kid's curiosity and good manners gets the better of him as he ends up accompanying Scathach to Vegas after she receives a ...more
PurplyCookie
Focusing on two of the series' most popular characters, Scathach and Billy the Kid, this "lost" story is set only a few short years before the main storyline "The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #5)" of the book series takes place.

I adore Scathach in the series and it was interesting to see their first interaction with Billy the Kid. This story is packed with action and adventure as they battle the vampyres of Vegas.

It is a fun adventure that provides more details about the
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Jeff
Dec 05, 2011 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: flamel
An GREAT short story to go along with the amazing series "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott. Focusing on two of the series' most popular characters, Scathach and Billy the Kid, this "lost" story is set only a few short years before the main storyline of the 6 book series takes place. Billy and Scathach, who in the main series act as though they have never met, team up to take down some bloodsucking vampyres! And what better place to have savage vampyres controlling th ...more
Genny
Dec 07, 2011 Genny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
I love The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series and I love that Mr Scott has taken the time to provide us with these short stories that add more depth and history to our favorite characters. Of course I wish the story were longer, but this one takes one of our favorite characters, Scatty, and shows yet another side to her. And the bonus of getting more of the adorable Billy the Kid is just the cherry on top. The story is interesting, fast paced, and while it is set a few years before ...more
Rebecca
Aug 10, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
" “So what’s the plan?” he asked.

“I don’t plan. Anyone in my way can either step aside or I will step over them.”

“You’re my type of girl,” the immortal said admiringly.

Scathach laughed. “Oh, Billy. I’m a ten-thousand-year-old vampire. I am most definitely not your type of girl.”

Billy’s cheeks suddenly reddened. “I was talking about planning. I—I’m not that big on planning myself,” he stammered. “I wasn’t suggesting anything else.…”

“Stop talking now,” the Shadow commanded with a grin "

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Philip Cook
Feb 25, 2012 Philip Cook rated it liked it
I don't like the fact that Michael Scott decided to only release this (and the Joan of Ark story) as E-Versions when I prefer to have a hard copy of my books, but the story itself was very good. Unlike the Joan of Ark short story which was just a history of what happened in the past, this book connects to characters who will interact in the upcoming books so it was nice to see the back story of how they met.
Hannah
Apr 07, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
I have a biased opinion as Billy the Kid is my least favorite immortal in the series (got a soft spot for Machiavelli), but this was alright. I preferred the Joan of Arc short story, but I hope Michael Scott will continue to write these stories as they "quench" my thirst while I wait for the next Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book
Bryan
Jul 29, 2016 Bryan rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading the back story of Billy the Kid and Scathach. She is one of the best characters in the series. I have to admit that it has been years since I read the series so I don't remember the context of the relationship between Billy the Kid and Scathach. It is a fun quick story.
Deborah Settles Stoddard
Good read

I liked this one much better than Joan of Arc. Much better in context. Enjoyed learning the background of some of the characters.
Deb Stoddard
Jay
Jul 25, 2012 Jay rated it it was amazing
gotta love scathach!!
An Odd1
Dec 03, 2016 An Odd1 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Billy is a fun guy to follow, right off cliffs. I like the world of Flamel better than the twins who are fore-ordained certain directions. Like Joan ebook, this is more a Scathac story, her history. I read this after learning about her sister; maybe better read before. Vampyres eat flesh, while Vampires drink blood.
Daniel
Nov 09, 2016 Daniel rated it liked it
A fun little story set before the main series, but the title is a bit misleading since the tale is centered around the Shadow. Still Billy is the high point here cause since he seems like the only one having some fun.
Hannah
Nov 24, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Brilliant short story from the series
Mirely
This is a short story book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book.

Billy the Kid has been entrusted to deliver Pandora's Pot to Scathach the Warrior. Scathach then recruits him on a little adventure. We find out more about the man that Scathach and her sister Aoife fell in love with and get to see a more vulnerable Scathach. In the end a friendship blossoms between Scathach and Billy the Kid. Both characters are great and the author has done a great job in developing them.

I'm still
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Isabella
My Rating: 3/5 stars

NOTE: Since this book is short (59 pages long, according to Amazon), this review (along with the one of THE DEATH OF JOAN ARC, also by Michael Scott) will be shorter than usual.

This review will vaguely similar to JOAN OF ARC, due to the fact that they were both short spinoffs of the parent series. BILLY THE KID was an okay read. I liked how it talked about how the Immortals and Elders treated each other before the Flamels, Twins, and Dee happened. I also started to realize ho
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Emily
May 13, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
4/5 stars
Before I started reading this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of it. But, I knew from the very time that I had heard about this that I wanted to read it. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series is one of my favorites and I was interested in learning more about the characters. When I started reading, I wasn’t even really sure what the book was totally going to be about, so I was very interested to find out!
From the very beginning of the book you see a different side o
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Anna Pravdica
Well, I'm glad to report that I enjoyed this very much. Billy's one of my favorite characters from the series (now I'm really just hoping that Mr. Scott does a short story/novella on Machiavelli -- although I'm sure Scatty would be involved somehow, considering Mr. Scott's and the readers' love of her. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, I'm simply interested in seeing these characters in mediums that reflect their immortality in the most human light possible, if that makes sense). It was nice ...more
C.C. Thomas
Nov 04, 2012 C.C. Thomas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This is a short read in the series Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, a series that must be read in order. Don't start with this one--it just won't make sense!

This series is one of my very favorites and these small snippets are so delightful. They keep me sated whilst impatiently waiting for the next full installment. Of course, there's that other part of me that wants to yell at Scott to quit teasing me with this stuff and get back to work on the full series!

Scathach, an ancient creature,
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Larissa
Jun 12, 2015 Larissa rated it it was amazing
An GREAT short story to go along with the amazing series "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott. Focusing on two of the series' most popular characters, Scathach and Billy the Kid, this "lost" story is set only a few short years before the main storyline of the 6 book series takes place. Billy and Scathach, who in the main series act as though they have never met, team up to take down some bloodsucking vampyres! And what better place to have savage vampyres controlling ...more
Audrey
This is another short story set in the world Scott has created for his Nicholas Flamel series. This time, we're treated to a little more of the backstory and character development for Billy the Kid -- or at least, that's what you would assume. However, the story ends up being just as much (if not more) about Scathach, the Shadow. Both are characters I've enjoyed through the main series, however, so that's okay with me. The story progresses nicely -- there's good dialogue and pacing, though the ...more
Dennis Elten
Een bundeling van twee prequel verhalen uit de reeks van de geheimen van Nicholas Flamel. Michael Scott zet in deze twee verhalen twee historische figuren in een paar super spannende verhalen. Billy de kid moet met een onwaarschijnlijke medestander opnemen tegen een horde bloeddorstige vampyrs in Las Vegas. Billy de Kid wordt in dit verhaal mooi omschreven en past in dit verhaal perfect in de omgeving van de moderne tijd.

De Dood van Jean d’Arc geeft de laatste minuten in het leven van Jean mooi
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Cara
3.5

I really liked Billy the Kid's character in this stand alone. In fact, what I liked most was that we were given more information and background on Billy, more character development, that we didn't receive in the actual Nicholas Flamel series. The story, I thought, was a little weak, and teeter-tottered on confused. I wasn't sure where it took place in relation to the actual series, and I didn't really see what it added to the series as a whole (as far as the plot was concerned with Scathach a
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Kristina Acevedo
May 24, 2014 Kristina Acevedo rated it liked it
I would say 3.5, not because it wasn't good; nor because it didn't add depth to Scathach. Mostly because it didn't add anything to the overall story. Like the previous short with this series, we know Scathach has had a multitude of fascinating, dangerous adventures which have brought her sadness and sorrow and which have more often left death and destruction in their wake. I understand the idea behind the stories but not necessarily their importance; I could have read the series without these ...more
Jon Borah
Jan 09, 2015 Jon Borah marked it as to-read

Years before Sophie and Josh Newman met Nicholas Flamel, two legendary warriors fought together for the first time. Billy the Kid and Scathach the Shadow. Now that lost story can be told . . .Billy the Kid is immortal. And being immortal means following unpredictable paths. With this exclusive eBook, Michael Scott offers readers a never-before-seen short story from the world of the bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: the tale of how Billy the Kid and Scathach meet for

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Elisabeth
Dec 31, 2013 Elisabeth added it
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Years before Sophie and Josh Newman met Nicholas Flamel, two legendary warriors fought together for the first time. Billy the Kid and Scathach the Shadow.
Now that lost story can be told . . .

Billy the Kid is immortal. And being immortal means following unpredictable paths. With this exclusive eBook, Michael Scott offers readers a never-before-seen short story from the world of the bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: the tale of how Billy the Kid and Scathach meet for

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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
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