Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Enchantress: Alchemyst series michael scott

 The Enchantress
by Michael Scott

(from Goodreads):

The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.

San Francisco:
Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.

But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?

Danu Talis:
Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it’s on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.

Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what—or who—the twins will be fighting for.

Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost.

But will the twins of legend stand together?

Or will they stand apart—one to save the world and one to destroy it?


  Ok... I could break this book down character by character, but let's be honest, Michael Scott's book are overflowing with characters... in a Lord of the Rings kind of way. They're all important, and honestly, in this book, we follow "side characters" almost as much as we follow Josh and Sophie... so to pick and chose some to mention would do the book a disservice. All of the characters are interesting, engaging, and in this book, part of the main plot.
Engaging and full of history and mythology.

I was satisfied with this ending, but saw it coming a mile away, which was a little disappointing. A friend of mine who has been reading this entire series HATED the end with a fiery passion... and I can understand why... it's not a "happy-happy-joy-joy" finish to things... but, for me, it was congruent with the feel of the books.

This is where everything comes together, all those dangling storylines that we've been following for the past several books. They weave together nicely.

Believability of World:
This is set in our world, a la Harry Potter style, where the magic is there, but most people have no clue about it.


  1. Amazing book but the author used too many repetitive phrases which can get quite annoying I recommend reading this book for a book report or for luxe rouse pleasure.
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