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The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3)

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Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series.

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
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Hardcover, First Edition, 502 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Delacorte Press (first published May 1st 2009)
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Sarah
Scott stays consistent with his storytelling. I love the inclusion of Shakespeare and Billy the Kid in this one. It was a fun read, but not too different than the rest. There's no big surprises anymore, only a fun storyline. I do have to say that Scott over uses the phrase "takes a deep breath." All his characters seem to be doing yoga. lol. I get it though and fault him little. We all have our crutches. I love all the places we visit as the reader and the battle scenes never disappoint. This is ...more
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
Okay I know this has taken me forever, but this book really felt like a step up from the first two. It looks like they stick with the same narrator from here on out though, which will be nice. The thing I love most about these books is the interweaving of various historical figures-- if not for them I would say this was a straight rip-off of PJO or HP or what have you. Very entertaining.
e.c.h.a
Baca bareng Naga.....


Pernah membayangkan tiba-tiba nih kita sedang asik duduk di dalam Trans Jakarta, bus umum atau transportasi umum lainnya atau bahkan saat kita sedang ditengah keramaian. Di hadapan kita ada sosok lelaki tinggi besar dengan raut tegas, yang ternyata adalah Gajah Mada? Atau melihat seorang wanita dengan muka yang ramah dan keibuan, yang ternyata RA Kartini? Apa yang akan kalian lakukan?

****

Di buku ke tiga ini Scott perlahan mulai memasang puzzle untuk keseluruhan ceritanya yah
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JeanBookNerd
Anyone among you a fan of Shakespeare? Get ready for some entertaining reading as Scott raise the stakes with each installment. I have to say, he is the master of his genre and continues the thrilling journey through history’s myths and legends.
The Sorceress is an adventure in its own and it is definitely worth following. Michael Scott has created a perfect epic fantasy world filled with legendary characters.
In order to to properly understand the plot, I would certainly reccomend you read the se
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PurplyCookie
The roller coaster continues, but this time the dips are punctuated by glimpses of the darker history that predates the current story. A more interesting book than the previous two, smaller, more private battles, both within the characters and between the characters. The first two books were fun to read. This one is also fun, but is more deeply plotted.

We pick up where we left off: Dr. John Dee has torn Paris apart in his efforts to grab the immortal Nicholas Flamel and Sophie and Josh Newman,
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Kendall
When this comes out, I am SO reading it! I love this series!
Ann Carpenter
This series continues to frustrate me. I'm enjoying the books enough to keep reading, but my poor husband is sick of hearing me rant about plot holes and poor writing.

Major spoilers!It frustrates me that information keeps being repeated over and over again. I know I'm reading the books with only a few days or week in between and they were originally written years apart and the reader had to be reminded. But not constantly, and we don't need reminders of things that happened previously in the sa
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Fredrik
Kalau mau obyektif, aku akan berkesimpulan buku ini jelek.

Alasannya?

Jadi ternyata cuma dua hari (lagi) isinya buku ini.
Kali ini perjalanan/pelarian si kembar dan Nicholas Flamel terjadi di London. Dan seperti cetakan yang semata-mata jiplakan dari buku-buku sebelumnya sudah jadi, urutan kejadian-kejadiannya begitu berpola.
Persis seperti buku ke-1 dan ke-2.

Rombongan jagoan kita masih jadi pelarian yang dikejar-kejar Dr. John Dee sang magician (yang predikatnya gak tentu--kalau gak mau dibilang ga
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Aaron
In this third novel in The Secrets of the Immortal Nichalas Flamel series (following The Alchemyst and The Magician), twins Josh and Sophie are still on the run as the forces of evil are hunting them down. Sophie's recently awakened aura and training with fire and stone along with Josh's new knowledge of warfare from Mars, they were barely able to escape the clutches of the magical immortal John Dee and his allies in the center of Paris at the end of the previous novel. Their ally Scatty has dis ...more
Charles
After I finished the first book in the series (the Alchemyst) I decided that I should read the rest of the series before I gave a review. But I find my self finishing the third book in the series and really have to reconsider reading the last three. So I think I’ll take a break and write a review and decide later whether or not I’ll finish.

I did not like this book, in fact I did not like the two before it. The problem is that the idea or concept of the series is great and compelling. But there a
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Maree
More of the same types of thoughts and complaints as with the previous book in this series. The plot, the action, the characters are great, but again with the telling rather than showing. It would be nice if everyone would stop just instinctively knowing everything. Some explanation of HOW they know so that I feel like I`m creating my own impressions rather than having them made for me would just be super.

That said, again, its a series with good humor despite its sometimes over dramatic nature.
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Negin
فک کنم این از همه بهتر بود:-"
اول اینکه شخصیت پرنل خودش خیلی جالبه. کتابش هم خوب بود خوب
یه جایی بود ک نویسنده داشت خودشو میکشت تا ی ارتباط بین خواننده و دی برقرار کنه. خوب موفق نبود. ب طرز وحشتناکی موفق نبود.. بدترین قسمت داستان این بود
و اما بگم براتون از چیزی که مرا کشت و دوباره به زندگی برگردوند. بسکه در کتاب و در همه برگه ها موج میزد.
قبول دارم ملت تو کتاب خودشونو کشتن تا بگن کل جادو با تخیله اما من باید ی تشکر خاص از ویراستار عزیز کتاب بکنم ک معنای کامل تخیل رو با این دو جلد بهم فهموند. رسما
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Donna
I'm definitely enjoying this series. It is so creative. Children need books that can encourage them to open the door wider into the reading world. I love that about this particular youth fiction series. It is different and unique.

This is the 3rd book in this youth fantasy fiction series. The second one is my favorite so far. I liked this one too, but it felt a little more explanatory. That is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when the world created in this book, is so different than our c
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Elizabeth
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #3) (pp. 483)

The 3rd book of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel finally hits its stride. The tale of good versus evil between warring factions of ancient creatures and immortals on Earth gets less wordy and finds a better pace.

There’s so much going on, but the reader is finally starting to see all the character development of the first two books really pay off. The lines between motive and ethics blur. Relationship dynamics among friends ,al
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Dyanne
Same problemos as the first two books... plotholes, weak characters, etc. etc.
2 stars for Palamedes, who is one of the two characters I don't want to hit really hard in the head for stupidity.
2 stars for William Shakespeare, who is the second character I don't want to hit really hard in the head for stupidity.
-2 stars because Josh is FIFTEEN and can't say irrevocably.

That is all.
Cherie
I think this one has been the best of the three books, so far. Much better plot and deeper insight to the characters, old and new.
Mery
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Amanda
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Ithlilian
I enjoyed the first two books in this series immensely, but I did hope they would improve a bit, or at least change. Each book has the same basic premise. Flamel, the twins, and their followers are running from Dee and his affiliates. During the excruciatingly long chase scene the twins stop to learn magic from some crazy immortals. Perenelle is still trapped on Alcatraz, a plot string which I found boring and drawn out. Flamel is still keeping secrets from the twins, which is irritating. Josh i ...more
Caroline
In this third book of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, Nicholas Flamel, Josh and Sophie head over to London after narrowly escaping the evil John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli in Paris. Even though London belongs basically to the Dark Elders, it is the only place in Europe where there is a Master of the Water element. Josh and Sophie are now both Awakened and they need to be able to control this element.

The fact that Josh is finally Awakened makes him, in his mind, equal again t
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Magdalene
(Review for the entire series)

Michael Scott is, to say the least, charming and intelligent. I was enchanted by his ability to take classical mythological creatures and weave them together into a complicated, vast universe. He is, truly, a talented writer. This is an excellent, very intelligent and well-designed series, although certainly a step away from my regular literary feasts.

This quickly became one of my favorite series, although I am NOT a YA fan. I haven't identified with a 15 year old c
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Scott
What I really enjoy about this series is the pace, it's super-fast! There is loads of fantastical action in the books, and it comes at you at a lightning pace. The series is about a race to obtain the tools to save or destroy the Earth, (and several connected pocket dimensions.) Scott keeps you in that race with lots of short chapters chock full of magical goodness. He does a superb job of keeping the reader's eye on several balls at once too as he changes the point of view of his naration ever ...more
Luqman Hakim
Sorceress merupakan salah satu job paling penting dalam Warcraft! tanpa Sorceress ras human tidak mungkin atau sulit memenangkan pertempuran.

Sorceress dapat memanipulasi sihir-sihir yang dikuasai juga oleh Magician, di game manapun, Sorceress ini ialah Job lanjutan (lebih tinggi tingkatannya) dari Magician. misalnya magician memiliki sihir api, maka sorceress punya sihir Meteor, Lahar, Api Neraka dll (yang tingkatannya lebih di atas api biasa). Makanya untuk menjadi Sorceress pertama-tama harus
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Uci
Satu hal yang terngiang-ngiang saat membaca The Sorceress: bagaimana rasanya menikah selama 650 tahun dengan orang yang sama seperti pasangan Nicholas-Perenelle? Mungkin berantem dan ngambek-ngambekan sudah tidak ada dalam kamus mereka. Lah, kalau ngambek terus mau lari ke mana? Nyari manusia abadi lain yang sehati kan susah! Nyari manusia biasa yang sehati aja susah.

Baiklah, mari kita meresensi ^_^

Sesuai judulnya, sang Sorceress, Perenelle Flamel, mendapat porsi yang cukup banyak walaupun belum
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Q. Baihaqi
Setelah terpesona dengan dua buku pertamanya, sungguh nggak nyangka bahwa buku ketiganya bakal jadi debutku sebagai penerjemah :D waktu ditawarin sempat mikir, sanggup ga ya? ah, sanggup aja. kapan lagi? :D

Sebenernya aku nggak terlalu suka banget dengan buku fantasi (buktinya belum pernah baca Harpot :p cuma nonton filmnya doang). Tapi karena dipengaruhi temen yang jadi penerjemah buku pertamanya :p dan dipengaruhi oleh desain sampulnya yang memang keren bener... akhirnya nyoba baca dan ternyata
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Angelic Zaizai
Nicholas Flamel dan si kembar kabur dari Paris, pindah ke London dengan tujuan menemui Gilgamesh The King untuk ngajarin Josh sihir elemental yang belum dimilikinya dan nambahin kemampuan Sophie... hikss kisahnya Gilgamesh sedih juga ternyata.. T_T

Dr. John Dee ditugasin membunuh Flamel dan menculik si kembar, sementara Macchiavelli ditugaskan ke Amerika membunuh Perenelle.

Perenelle masih tetep terjebak di Alcatraz, dan tak disangka2 dapet sekutu selain Aerop Enop..
cuma cara kaburnya gak banget s
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Mariel Zani Begoña
Si el primer libro de la saga no le convenció, les sugiero que continúen con ella. La saga se pone mejor y mejor. El autor creo un mundo tan complejo, hay tantos personajes y tantas batallas.
Un saga que ,a pesar de ser larga, vale la pena

Candice
The copyediting and proofreading were appalling ("it's" when it should be "its"??), the writing only so-so, and it's irritating that the story line is stretched out for HOW many books? If I have to read "you don't want to know what's there" or variations on "they could not fail this time; Flamel was his" a dozen more times, I'll scream. Yet I keep reading because they're library books and free, and I'm curious how on earth the series will end. Wish there was a Cliff's Notes version to speedread, ...more
Anna
Nicholas Flamel, Josh and Sophie are on the run in London, desperately searching for a way to return to San-Francisco while looking for a mentor to teach the twins Water Magic. Sounds familiar? In many aspects, ‘The Sorceress’ is very similar to The Magician. Meaning, it’s just as good.

As always, new characters are added to the story, both friends and enemies. Some of them, like Billy the Kid, were the ones I heard of for the first time, so this series never fail to extend my mental horizons. Al
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Violante
Reading challenge 2015: #1 Libro de más de quinientas páginas.

Spoilers de los libros anteriores.

"-Sólo nos despedimos para volvernos a encontrar.
-Tú no escribiste eso- dijo rápidamente Palamades.
-Lo sé, pero ojalá lo hubiera hecho."


Después de la destrucción de París, Sophie, Josh y Nicolas Flamel viajan a Inglaterra. Pero los peligros y las batallas no se quedan atrás. John Dee sigue tras ello, ahora más desesperado nunca; los Oscuros Inmemoriales a quien sirve están comenzando a perder la p
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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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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (6 books)
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  • The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2)
  • The Necromancer  (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #4)
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“I spend all my time trying to keep thoughts away and ignore them....But here you are, trying to remember your own life, writing your thoughts down so that you don't forget. I suddenly realized what it would be like not to know, not to remember.” 134 likes
“I like places like this," he announced.

I like old places too," Josh said, "but what's to like about a place like this?"

The king spread his arms wide. "What do you see?"

Josh made a face. "Junk. Rusted tractor, broken plow, old bike."

Ahh...but I see a tractor that was once used to till these fields. I see the plow it once pulled. I see a bicycle carefully placed out of harm's way under a table."

Josh slowly turned again, looking at the items once more.

And i see these things and I wonder at the life of the person who carefully stored the precious tractor and plow in the barn out of the weather, and placed their bike under a homemade table."

Why do you wonder?" Josh asked. "Why is it even important?"

Because someone has to remember," Gilgamesh snapped, suddenly irritated. "Some one has to remember the human who rode the bike and drove the tractor, the person who tilled the fields, who was born and lived and died, who loved and laughed and cried, the person who shivered in the cold and sweated in the sun." He walked around the barn again, touching each item, until his palm were red with rust." It is only when no one remembers, that you are truely lost. That is the true death.”
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