Sunday, May 23, 2010
Book Review: The Sorceress
TITLE: The Sorceress
PART IN SERIES: Book 3 in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
AUTHOR: Michael Scott
GENRE: Young Adult, series, fantasy, adventure
PREMISE: Josh and Sophie and Flamel are now in London, hoping that Gilgimesh will teach them water magic all while trying to stay alive.
MY REVIEW: I'll be quite honest: this series is a little nuts. You have fantasy characters running around with historic characters, crazy chases, and uses of magic that will probably make you go huh? But honest? I enjoy it. If you don't mind your history being messed with, this series is just fun.
I also like that the author makes his characters complicated. Flamel is not all together decent, neither are the twins, and there is no gaurentee that the side the twins are on is even the right one. It's not black and white. Now, Scott's writing is maybe not the greatest. I think he does a little too much telling and not enough showing where characters are concerned but his descriptions are good. Also again, there's a lot going on. These books don't slow down very much.
But all in all, this is a fun fantasy series to enjoy and has become one of those that I look forward to each year. There are apparently six books planned in this series so I'm halfway through it now. The Fourth book, The Necromancer, has just come out I believe.
WHO SHOULD READ: those who read and liked the first two books in the series
MY RATING: Four out of Five magic swords
FOR THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
12 by 12 in May
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