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The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4)

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Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they t
Hardcover, Deckle Edged, 416 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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No. Mr Scott, you did *not* just do that.
Please tell me I dreamt that ending.
That is not how a book is allowed to end.
Alas, it did.
There I was absorbed in the story, flipped the page expecting more....THE END.
I screamed.
Well, it was more like a yell. I yelled at the book. No joke. Ask my brother. He heard.
He thinks im a weirdo for yelling at this book, but it deserved my shouts. And it deserves the crease on its front cover from where i threw it at the wall.
So read this book. You will ag
Anggia Retno
May 27, 2010 Anggia Retno rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ebook, english
Oke, novel ini sukses membawa saya tidak berhenti membaca hingga menyentuh halaman akhir dan tentu saja sukses membuat histeris dan tidak sabar menunggu buku berikutnya

Necromancer, sesuai judulnya di sini John Dee mendapat giliran untuk tampil dengan porsi terbanyak. Setelah di buku sebelumnya Dee gagal menangkap Flamel dan si Kembar, di sini para pemburu yang sebelumnya berusaha menangkap si kembar di bawah perintah Dee berbalik berusaha menangkapnya. Menjadi buronan para elder tentu tidak muda
Apr 08, 2010 Tv rated it it was amazing
I finished the arc last night/this morning, staying up till just before dawn to complete it. And yes, it is that good. I will go so far as to say it is the best of the lot.

Up front, let me say that I loved this series right from the beginning though I have also shared some other reviewers frustrations with the year-long delays between books. Book 4 is astonishing. There have been hints throughout the series that Michael Scott was building an entire world and here we begin to see it all come toge
May 31, 2010 Mike rated it it was amazing
My congratulations go out to Michael Scott for another well written book in the series. I just have one request Mr. Scott. Please please don't go J.K. on us and call a wet fart the ending. Ok. On to this great book. I won't give details because I really want everyone to give this one a read.

The story picked right back up and was action packed from the start. One of the things I liked most was all the background and character developement in this book. We got more info about Scatty and the Witch
Brian Regan
May 31, 2010 Brian Regan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Necromancer is the fourth in a series I've enjoyed a great deal. Like the Percy Jackson books from Rick Riordan, it is filled with characters from myth and history, mixing lots of different worlds with the story of 2 (not-so-)normal American teens, in this case twins Josh and Sophie Newman. In my opinion, it is much better written than the Riordan, and the story is much more complex and satisfying.

This fourth volume is more scattered than previous ones, with multiple story lines diverging fr
Jun 03, 2010 Mark rated it it was ok
The storytelling throughout the Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series can be compared to a waterfall. What started out as a powerful force with a clear heading and characters that were often connected, has now plummeted downward to an end of some sort, but throughout the journey, the flow is fragmented and broken apart, sometimes rejoining, but a lot of it turning to mist, with no hope of congealing again.

It's really a shame that the series had so much potential with the first few books; bl
Jun 05, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
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Rhiannon Ryder
Jul 19, 2010 Rhiannon Ryder rated it really liked it
With awesome covers and an intriguing story these books have fascinated me since the day I picked the first one up (with absolutely no idea this was part one of six! ugh). I'd be lying though if I didn't say I've struggled with them, and I just couldn't pin point why. I love the story, it's action packed and full of great reveals and monsters. There's an intriguing cast of characters, many of whom are immortal and have rich histories for Michael Scott to divulge at his leisure. So what is it, ex ...more
Aug 05, 2010 Amanda rated it did not like it
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Aug 16, 2010 Caren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
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Dec 25, 2015 Sandie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: michael-scott
Standing in the check out my son was paging through this book and we were both delighted that there will be a 5th book! I am excited that the story isn't over yet and look forward to reading the next book in the series before I even start this one!

My biggest complaint, the only complaint that I have had is that I dislike having to wait a year to read each installment in this series. But that aside, the books themselves continue to be more amazing with each one.

This book was very good and since
I think it is possible to divide this series between the first three books and this one (and most probably the two others which will follow: The Warlock (2011) and The Enchantress (2012)). This book takes a whole new tone and you get from the beginning that things really are serious and that a war or at the very least a conflict is imminent. The three first books were about Awakening the Twins and teaching them some magic, as well as fleeing from John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli. The Necromancer ...more
Dec 15, 2010 Aaron rated it it was amazing
In the forth novel of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, twins Sophie and Josh Newman find that their adventures with the alchemyst Nicholas Flamel and his sorceress wife Perennelle. Less than a week has gone by since the twins first met the immortal couple, yet they have found themselves transported from San Francisco to Paris to London and back. In the process Sophie and Josh have learned they may be the powerful twins fated to save the world. Their powers are clearly awesome, ...more
Jul 08, 2016 Geoff rated it really liked it
My Recommendation: Same for the entire series, if you’re reading them for the first time I’m sure you will LOVE them! The myths and legends Scott brings to life throughout the series are so well crafted and have such great personalities they stay with you. The only downside of the series, and this is coming from a re-read perspective, is that it’s hard to ignore what you know at the end. It was really hard not to let what I know about the end of the series affect my re-read of the series. For a ...more
Jan 12, 2011 Ithlilian rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
The novelty of this series wore off very quickly. I praised the first book for it's originality, enjoyed the second book, and struggled through the third book. I barely made it through The Necromancer. The pace isn't quite as break neck as the previous novels, but there is still plenty of chase scenes. I really think the alternate points of view do not help this series. I really don't want to read about the bad guys having mundane conversations and plotting things. Nothing of import is really ha ...more
Q. Baihaqi
Jan 21, 2011 Q. Baihaqi rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Ini adalah novel terjemahanku yang ketiga :)

Masih melanjutkan cerita dari buku sebelumnya. Dee kini berbalik menjadi buronan para Tetua untuk dihukum karena telah sekian kali gagal melaksanakan tugas menangkap Flamel dan si Kembar. Dee tidak lagi membutuhkan lembaran Codex yang ada di tangan Josh, dia membangun rencananya sendiri. Untuk melaksanakan rencana itu dia memerlukan kekuatan si Kembar. Sehingga dia masih terus mengejar-ngejar si Kembar. Sedangkan pasangan Flamel kini memusatkan perhati
Hei! Ternyata buku ini gak seburuk dugaanku... :D
Setelah sepertinya ada kesepakatan massal yang menyatakan kalau The Necromancer ini adalah buku terjelek dari keseluruhan serial ini, aku udah kebayang kalau buku ini bakalan jadi favoritku (Lho?! xP).

Ternyata aku bisa memahami kalau protes-protes yang muncul sepertinya berlandaskan karena buku ini "lain" daripada tiga buku sebelumnya. Dan itu sebenarnya poin yang bagus. :)

Setelah melalui fase berpola yang monoton dari buku ke-1 sampai buku ke-3,
Sulis Peri Hutan
Kurang seru

Entah ya, buku keempat ini serasa biasa aja, efek kejutnya sedikit sekali, alurnya masih cepet, setting waktunya pun juga sama hanya berselang dua hari, Selasa 5 Juni dan Rabu 6 Juni. Sama seperti sebelumnya juga, jika ada musuh yang baru maka akan ada peran protagonis yang baru. Hanya saja menurut saya perpindahan tokoh ditiap bab jaraknya kadang terlalu lama sehingga "rasa" kejutannya mulai hilang. Adegan pertempurannya pun juga tidak terlalu seru. Saya akan menulisnya kejadian yang
Seharusnya, karena dimasukkan ke rak "un-down-able to put books", baca buku ini nggak butuh waktu berbulan-bulan, dong? Tapi itulah saya. Demi pengen menikmati hari-hari bersama pasangan Nicholas dan Perenelle Flamel, irit sekali jatah baca buku ini per harinya. Padahal, waktu mulai baca buku ini, Warlock sudah di tangan.

Eh, pernyataan di atas itu ngeles :p

Sebenernya sih, alasan saya karena takut. Sadar kalo Nick dan Perenelle nggak punya waktu untuk bikin ramuan keabadian itu, saya takut kalo
Oct 20, 2012 Tiffany rated it it was ok
I loved the the first three books in this series. I thought they were amazing, but things kinda started going downhill with The Necromancer I was a sucker for Josh because he hadn't gotten all the cool powers his sister had, but when he decides to ally with Dee it made me like the book less and less. I like the lines between good and evil clearly drawn in a book, and they were kinda blurry in this one. I still like Josh and I hope he will come to his senses, but he better do it in the next book. ...more
Nov 01, 2013 Tyler rated it really liked it
Josh and Sophie go to Aunt Agnes' house, but Sophie is kidnapped by Aoife. Josh finds Nicholas and Perenelle. Dr. Dee is in trouble for his failures, and is now being hunted. A mysterious man seeks out Scathach, Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare, Palamedes and Saint Germain and takes them to Danu Talis. Josh is taught fire magic by Prometheus; and is later kidnapped by Dee. Josh is tricked into summoning Coatlicue. Their plans are thwarted and they are forced to escape.

Josh does not feel that he
Oct 28, 2014 Cherie rated it it was amazing
I don't know what's wrong with the rest of the people, but I think this series is great!!! I thought the last book was my favorite when I finished it, but can I dare say that this one was better? I don't know what is going to happen next but I' m not waiting to see either. Book #5 is downloading as I write this.
Feb 08, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it
I have completely enjoyed this whole series so far. I have especially enjoyed the characters as they travel through their world, trying to figure it out. I like how with each new book in the series, they are constantly growing and trying to navigate through what is thrown at them. And as always, I can't wait to read the next one by how the author ended it. There is always a hook. I wish my boys were still little because they would have enjoyed this one.
Houston García
Jan 27, 2015 Houston García rated it it was amazing
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Mariel Zani Begoña
Josh cada libro que pasa me caes peor
Anna Sofrona
Sep 11, 2015 Anna Sofrona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was amazing! I really enjoyed especially the last 8 chapters!
Felicia's Ink
Sep 16, 2016 Felicia's Ink rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, 5-star
“Niten's eyes didn't move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. "I do not need my eyes to tell me where I'm going."
"I have no idea what that means," Josh said. "Is it like some sort of ninja trick?"
Niten shot Josh a warning look. "Whatever you do, don't mention-"
It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. "Ninjas," she spat. "Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poison
Franco  Santos
Jan 20, 2016 Franco Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Otro gran libro de esta saga que se pone cada vez mejor y más oscura. Me fue imposible apartarme de la historia hasta terminarla. Adictiva, dinámica, ligera y extraordinaria.
Upon reconsideration, I'm rating this 3.5 stars because I really don't like how that last part went down.
Sep 17, 2016 Adrielle rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
There is a heck if a lot going on at once that some will mistake it for a fast pace read when it is mish mash. No real progression here.
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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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