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O Mágico (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2)

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Califórnia:
Nas mãos do Dr. John Dee e dos Anciões Negros, o Livro de Abraão, o Mago pode significar a destruição do mundo como o conhecemos. O mais poderoso livro de todos os tempos contém o segredo da vida eterna, um segredo que nenhum homem deveria possuir. E Dee está apenas a duas páginas de deter o conhecimento necessário para entregar o poder aos Anciões Negros. Qual
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Paperback, 456 pages
Published by Gailivro (first published January 1st 2008)
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Tamora Pierce
More actiony than the first book, and not quite as gripping for me, as the characters just tumbled from chase to chase, and weird enemy creature to weird enemy creature. Readers who like that, however, will eat the book up, and I'm still fascinated enough to read the next book. I admire Scott's grasp of world myth and legend--in that respect he's up there with Neil Gaiman, Jane Lindskold, and Guy Gavriel Kay!
Kathleen
The only complaint that I have about the Magician is the same complaint that I had about the Alchemyst - where is the next book?

Michael Scott deftly picks up Sophie and Josh's story where the Alchemyst left off. And although it had been over a year since I had read Alchemyst, I was never lost or feeling that I needed to go back and re-read the first book. Mr. Scott did a wonderful job of weaving pieces of book 1 into the Magician.

In this story, Sophie and Josh are in Paris with Nicholas Flamel a
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Y
Book Two suffers from most of the same weaknesses I mentioned in the review for The Alchemyst: the odd sort of dryness to the writing (don't know if that's quite the word I'm looking for, but no other word is really coming to mind) that causes the book to feel rather dull in places, even when it's during a scene with lots of action, and the bad habit of repeating facts that we've already established over and over. First, we need to relisten to all the main points of what occurred in The Alchemys ...more
Sarah
This one was even better than the first. I really love the new characters introduced and I love that they are such prominent members from history. Scott does an excellent job of weaving imagination into known history. Many of the problems that existed in the first book were gone from this one and the action was even better. My only slight problem with this book was the pacing. I kept thinking it was about to end, because I was listening on audiobook and wasn't sure how much was left. But the boo ...more
Saga
Egads, what a moronic bullturd this book was. I wanted to see whether the sequel might have possessed any redeeming qualities, but didn't meet any on the way. It's as if the author fished out some sleazy Mary Sue fanfiction from of the pits of FF.net, squashed it together with some hideously sodomized bits of world mythology, and went off begging for publishing rights. I don't understand the abundance of 5-star reviews here. Seems like people's tastes have REALLY sunk these days.

Plot? I once *t
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Megan
Dec 24, 2008 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes a good fantasy novel
Recommended to Megan by: my Reading teacher
What a great book! The Magician, the second book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, totally rocked my world!

Josh, Sophie, Nicholas, and Scatty have used the leygate in Ojai to get to Nicholas' home in Paris, France and escape the evil Dr. John Dee. Sophie has already been Awakened by Hekate and has learned the secrets to the magic of Air. She is now ready to master the next elemental magic: fire. But when they arrive in Paris they don't receive a warm welcome. Dee's partner,
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Meera K.
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Wendy Laharnar
Jul 13, 2008 Wendy Laharnar rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: The book was a gift from someone who knows me very well
I love anything to do with Alchemy and having recently spent time in Paris this adventure was doubly entertaining for me.
It's about twin teenagers who find their own magic and deal with the magic that surrounds them in the modern day streets of Paris. The author's wildly imaginative concepts are dark and dangerous. This is fun read for those who are still in touch with the child within.
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
This series is actually shaping up to be pretty good. And I like how the book title seems to refer to more than just one character, at least in this instance -- going in, we assume 'the Magician' refers to Saint-Germain, but Dee is a magician as well. Nicely done, Mr Scott. I'm assuming 'the Sorceress' will be Perenelle, but we'll see.

This was a decent installment. Not a fan of the changing narrators, but whatever. There was lots of action and I loved the inclusion of historical figures like Joa
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Donna
Wow. Not just for kids. I loved this book. From the beginning it shot off at rocket speed and didn't slow at all. I usually find myself pondering the writing, the characters, etc., but there was none of that here. (Well hardly any. There was too much to absorb.) It gripped me from the beginning. I was sad when it ended, and I am excited to start the 3rd book in this series.

The only thing that was annoying was the brother. I don't think it is completely necessary to turn him into a total little
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Humberto Cnca
My goal for this week was to start a new book. I started a new book. I read pages 1-358. I read a lot. In the book the magician Nicholas Flamel took the 2 twins from the prophecy, Sophie and Josh, to Paris with the help of Scatty. When they arrived Nicholas accidently acctivated an alarm all of Nicoolo's RAID squad had the old church surrounded. Further into the book Nicholas old student Comte de Saint Germain teaches Sophie fire magic. josh doesn't get his powers awakened but, he gets somethin ...more
Katie
The first book in this series, The Alchemyst, was not that great, and the second book is proving to be equally disappointing. However, I am not one to stop reading a book right in the middle, so I am trudging onward. It's not that this book, or this series, is entirely terrible, it's just that it lacks something that would make it enjoyable. I've been pondering what is missing and I think I've figured out a few things. First of all, the characters are not in any way people you feel sympathy or c ...more
Emmanuel
I read this quite a while ago, but something I did today got me thinking about this series and I remembered I hadn't finished reviewing it! The thing, irrelevant, this review, very! Haha

'The Magician' is the thoroughly captivating sequel to 'The Alchemyst', and the second book of the series. It starts up where the first book ended, with the destruction of Hekate's shadowrealm. After an ending like that, you've got to make sure whatever comes next doesn't loose the readers' attention, and I thoug
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Karen
I still think of Michael Scott from The Office every time I pick these books up.

These books are fine, but not at the top of my list for kids' literature. The character development was slightly better in this one for some of the characters -- St. Germain and Joan of Arc felt more fleshed out, and a little bit for Perenelle. Unfortunately, Sophie, Josh, and Flamel remain fairly bland, and Josh's jealously over Sophie's "awakening" mixed with his fear of losing her has been beaten to death. Add in
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Uci
Fiuuuhh....seruuu!!! Harus diakui, Michael Scott memang jago bikin pembaca (saya) tersihir dan enggan berhenti sebelum tiba di halaman terakhir. Seperti sedang menonton film saja rasanya. Tadinya sempat 'curiga' kalau sekuel The Alchemyst ini nggak akan sebagus buku pertama, tapi ternyata kecurigaan saya tidak beralasan.

Makin banyak makhluk2 aneh yang dihadirkan, makin banyak legenda dan mitos yang dibangkitkan. Makin banyak pula gadget modern yang berseliweran.

Walaupun demikian, pertanyaan say
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Cherie
I am such a sucker for a good story. This one was! A new bad guy, some more gross monsters and two more good guys from history. A neat surprise. Can't wait to hear what happens in the next book!
Negin
دیشب، نصفه شب:|
حتی نتونسم فک کنم. کلم افتاد رو تخت. و دیگر هیچ
4.75 صدم شاید
شاید کمتر ... آره کمتر... 4
جاش ک همچنان ب خر بودن خود ادامه داد:| صوفی هم ب رو اعصاب بودن.
والا. من هر کتابی میخوندم ک شخصیت داشتم ک عشقم بود. تو دو تا مجموعه این شخصیتو گم کردم:| دایورجنت و کیمیاگر. دایروجنت رو ک حرفی ندارم:|
صوفی ک رسما ب عنوان قدیسه ب کارش ادامه میده. چقدر بدم میاد از این آدما
جاش هم که حرفی ندارم. بوووق داستانه
بقیه ی ملت هم ک یا خوب خوبن ک اصن آدم:| یا مثلا دی ـن
البت وایسا فک کنم. شاید شخصیت مورد علاقه
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Anna
In ‘The Magician’, Michael Scott upholds the mark he set up in The Alchemyst – moreover, he surpasses it. I could hardly think of any complaints about the book – honestly, the only thing I didn’t like was that (view spoiler) were portrayed as the villains, while in original mythology they were positive or at least neutral characters. However, I totally loved that Nidhogg made an appearance. That’s one of the things I love about this series – there are not only the m ...more
Fredrik
Aah, ini lebih bagus daripada yang pertama!

Aku suka karena lebih emosional, lebih ada drama (yang menarik), dan lebih suka action-nya, khususnya pas bagian Nidhogg muncul. ^^b

Gak perlu kasih sinopsis.
Kalau baca buku pertamanya, buku ini ya kelanjutannya petualangan si Kembar dan pasangan Flamel di Paris, dan masih akan bersambung ke buku berikutnya.

Buruknya, ceritanya tetap dragging. Kenyataan bahwa isi cerita sepanjang 570-an halaman hanyalah kejadian selama 2 hari justru membuktikan kalau buku
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Tangerine
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Michelle E.
Originally read in 2009

Reread June 12, 2013 ~ August 1, 2013

It's really difficult for me to review books I love, books I love so much I want to reread them (and in this case, did reread them). It's not like a negetive review, where I can nitpick over every detail I hated and rant (hate seems to make me want to spout off more than love, oddly enough). There isn't just a handful of things I love; I love it all. So what's to say??? "I love it!" I guess.
Arenui Frapwell
For my book review I read the book “The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” , by Michael Scott. The story talks about Sophia Newman and her twin Josh Newman traveling to Paris with immortal Nicholas Flamel. The story is about Dr. John Dee and other monsters attempts to capture the twins and Flamel, and the task to train the twins in all of the elements of magic to defeat the Dark Elders, along with trying to rescue Pernelle Flamel in order to use an eternal life spell to repl ...more
Neil
It might ruffle a few feathers but I have to say that so far I am enjoying this series more than Harry Potter. The Magician is book 2 in the series and Flamel and the Twins find themselves in Europe. They are still being pursued by Dr Dee at the behest of the Dark Elders. The Codex, or the majority of it, is in the control of the Dark Elders, but they are missing the vital two pages. Will Flamel and the Twins manage to keep out of Dee's clutches, each day without his potion Flamel is aging, and ...more
Andrea Krieter
Rating: 4.0/5
So as far as sequels go, this one is pretty good. I really enjoyed it though I was a little frustrated at the end with Sophie and frankly Josh. Ugh, they just refuse to see that Flamel is trying to protect them. Apparently, they don’t remember that in the first book Flamel and Perry gave them the choice to come with them. Also, they can’t blame Flamel when they were the ones who WILLINGLY went with him on this adventure. Obviously, they didn’t know how much it will change their worl
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Jennifer
I don't know...I just couldn't get into this book. I'm not going to finish it. Monsters are after them, again! Buildings destroyed, exciting explosions, immortal killers, again! I just don't care.
Matthew
The Bad:
You get a little hint of Josh's jealousy near the end of the first book. Little did I know it was gonna be this bad. He constantly complains about how he feels so different from Sophie just because she had her powers awakened. I know she is your twin but... come on. She will never be exactly like you. It makes me wonder how he acted when Sophie started having her period. Shame, shame, shame.

I also don't find Dr. John Dee as evil as he should be. The author tries to make him clumsy which
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Noah Rosen


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The book I read for my book review was The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Micheal Scott. The story revolves around Sopie Newman and her twin Josh Newman traveling Paris with the immortal Nicholas Flamel. They had previously escaped being captured by the evil Dr. John Dee., and with Sopie’s newly awakened powers, she learns the secret of fire. The story is about Dr. John Dee’s attempts to capture the group,
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Jenn
The Magician picks up right where the Alchemyst ended. Flamel, Scatty, and the twins have just traveled through a ley line from Ojai, CA to Paris to escape the evil Dr. Dee. But because since nothing can go right for this group, one of the Dark Elder's servants, Niccolo Machiavelli, is there waiting for them.

I found the Magician to be much more fast paced then the Alchemyst. We were introduced to some more charactere, and more information was finally revealed (like how Flamel and his wife can't
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Stephanie
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Erin
Mar 02, 2011 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who has read "The Alchemyst" or is interested in alchemy based stories.
Completely awesome. The whole Immortal Nicholas Flemel series is turning really intreaging. It's one of those books that just takes a hold of you and pulls you right into the story, and keeps you there untill its done.
I thought it was written very well, an interesting take on the world of alchemy and magics. The two main characters, Sophie and Josh, are interesting and well developed throughout the story. All the realistic settings and backround(historic and mythological) really add to the story
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