The Magician by Michael ScottThe Magician by Michael Scott

The Magician

byMichael Scott

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel in The Magician, book two.
   After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicollo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’ s after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year—their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophesy is becoming more and more clear.
    It’s time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there’ s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain—alchemist, magician, and rock star. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope—if they don’t turn on each other first.

Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trail of destruction and well-timed revelations.”—Kirkus Reveiws, Starred
 
Read the whole series!
The Alchemyst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer
The Warlock
The Enchantress


From the Hardcover edition.
  Michael Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, an authority on mythology and folklore, and one of Ireland’s most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, Michael has been hailed by the Irish Times as “the King of Fantasy in these...
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Title:The MagicianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 1.06 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385737289

ISBN - 13:9780385737289

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from its truly magical 2nd book in series The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel The 1st book was awesome i was just way to excited for next one and this did not disappoint. New characters emerge. There's so much to write, i say read the book. It's truly magical.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good second book Very good sequel to the first book. Cool characters esp Scatty.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! A thrilling and magical sequel to the Alchemyst, which introduces some great new characters and even more magic and mythology
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! This book was beyond what i had expected! The first book was awesome and this book just built upon that! Love the new characters that were introduced! You will not be disappointed in this book!!!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fantastic read an excellent second installment in the series, look forward to reading the third book.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This book was just as good as the first one, perhaps even better. It was a great continuation of the story. Also, the new characters improved the story a lot without making it confusing.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good read! This book is just as good as the first one without a doubt. It just took me on this crazy magical adventure and who wouldn't enjoy that? So so good I highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read :) love this series, currently working my way through and diffidently not disappointed!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book An amazing second book. I could not put the book down.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it Awesome book. Just like all the others. I am in love with this series. Read it years ago and it is time for a re-read soon.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great follow up! The story just continues get better in this book
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The magician An Amazing read u wont want to put this book down
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mint, Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange. . . The Second book in the series starts right off from the end of the first book. This time the twins, Flamel and Scatty are on a different continent through out the book. With Sophie learning how to use her power after being awakened the day before and Josh desperately wanting his powers to be awaken. The twins deal with the fast changing dangerous environment that they've been sucked into. I really enjoyed this book like the first one. I absolutely love the integration how historical people and myths and legends of the world.
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second book continues the magic! Expect more magic, more awesome characters, more bad guys and good guys, more action and more mysteries! A warning: Be prepared to buy the next book, as this series always leaves you hanging!
Date published: 2009-09-03

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CHAPTER ONEThe charity auction hadn’t started until well after midnight, when the gala dinner had ended. It was almost four in the morning and the auction was only now drawing to a close. A digital display behind the celebrity auctioneer—an actor who had played James Bond on-screen for many years—showed the running total at more than one million euro.“Lot number two hundred and ten: a pair of early- nineteenth-century Japanese Kabuki masks.”A ripple of excitement ran through the crowded room. Inlaid with chips of solid jade, the Kabuki masks were the highlight of the auction and were expected to fetch in excess of half a million euro.At the back of the room the tall, thin man with the fuzz of close-cropped snow white hair was prepared to pay twice that.Niccolò Machiavelli stood apart from the rest of the crowd, arms lightly folded across his chest, careful not to wrinkle his Savile Row–tailored black silk tuxedo. Stone gray eyes swept over the other bidders, analyzing and assessing them. There were really only five others he needed to look out for: two private collectors like himself, a minor European royal, a once-famous American movie actor and a Canadian antiques dealer. The remainder of the audience were tired, had spent their budget or were unwilling to bid on the vaguely disturbing-looking masks.Machiavelli loved all types of masks. He had been collecting them for a very long time, and he wanted this particular pair to complete his collection of Japanese theater costumes. These masks had last come up for sale in 1898 in Vienna, and he had then been outbid by a Romanov prince. Machiavelli had patiently bided his time; the masks would come back on the market again when the Prince and his descendents died. Machiavelli knew he would still be around to buy them; it was one of the many advantages of being immortal.“Shall we start the bidding at one hundred thousand euro?”Machiavelli looked up, caught the auctioneer’s attention and nodded.The auctioneer had been expecting his bid and nodded in return. “I am bid one hundred thousand euro by Monsieur Machiavelli. Always one of this charity’s most generous supporters and sponsors.”A smattering of applause ran around the room, and several people turned to look at him and raise their glasses. Niccolò acknowledged them with a polite smile.“Do I have one hundred and ten?” the auctioneer asked.One of the private collectors raised his hand slightly.“One-twenty?” The auctioneer looked back to Machiavelli, who immediately nodded.Within the next three minutes, a flurry of bids brought the price up to two hundred and fifty thousand euro. There were only three serious bidders left: Machiavelli, the American actor and the Canadian.Machiavelli’s thin lips twisted into a rare smile; his patience was about to be rewarded, and finally the masks would be his. Then the smile faded as he felt the cell phone in his back pocket buzz silently. For an instant he was tempted to ignore it; he’d given his staff strict instructions that he was not to be disturbed unless it was absolutely critical. He also knew they were so terrified of him that they would not phone unless it was an emergency. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out the ultraslim phone and glanced down.A picture of a sword pulsed gently on the large LCD screen.Machiavelli’s smile vanished. In that second he knew he was not going to be able to buy the Kabuki masks this century. Turning on his heel, he strode out of the room and pressed the phone to his ear. Behind him, he could hear the auctioneer’s hammer hit the lectern “Sold. For two hundred and sixty thousand euro . . .”“I’m here,” Machiavelli said, reverting to the Italian of his youth.The line crackled and an English-accented voice responded in the same language, using a dialect that had not been heard in Europe for more than four hundred years. “I need your help.”The man on the other end of the line didn’t identify himself, nor did he need to; Machiavelli knew it was the immortal magician and necromancer Dr. John Dee, one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the world.Niccolò Machiavelli strode out of the small hotel into the broad cobbled square of the Place du Tertre and stopped to breathe in the chill night air. “What can I do for you?” he asked cautiously. He detested Dee and knew the feeling was mutual, but they both served the Dark Elders, and that meant they had been forced to work together down through the centuries. Machiavelli was also slightly envious that Dee was younger than he—and looked it. Machiavelli had been born in Florence in 1469, which made him fifty-eight years older than the English Magician. History recorded that he had died in the same year that Dee had been born, 1527.“Flamel is back in Paris.”Machiavelli straightened. “When?”“Just now. He got there through a leygate. I’ve no idea where it comes out. He’s got Scathach with him. . . .”Machiavelli’s lips curled into an ugly grimace. The last time he’d encountered the Warrior, she’d pushed him through a door. It had been closed at the time, and he’d spent weeks picking splinters from his chest and shoulders.“There are two humani children with him. Americans,” Dee said, his voice echoing and fading on the transatlantic line. “Twins,” he added.“Say again?” Machiavelli asked.“Twins,” Dee added, “with pure gold and silver auras. You know what that means,” he snapped.“Yes,” Machiavelli muttered. It meant trouble. Then the tiniest of smiles curled his thin lips. It could also mean opportunity.Static crackled and then Dee’s voice continued. “The girl’s powers were Awakened by Hekate before the Goddess and her Shadowrealm were destroyed.”“Untrained, the girl is no threat,” Machiavelli murmured, quickly assessing the situation. He took a breath and added, “Except perhaps to herself and those around her.”“Flamel took the girl to Ojai. There, the Witch of Endor instructed her in the Magic of Air.”“No doubt you tried to stop them?” There was a hint of amusement in Machiavelli’s voice.“Tried. And failed,” Dee admitted bitterly. “The girl has some knowledge but is without skill.”“What do you want me to do?” Machiavelli asked carefully, although he already had a very good idea.“Find Flamel and the twins,” Dee demanded. “Capture them. Kill Scathach if you can. I’m just leaving Ojai. But it’s going to take me fourteen or fifteen hours to get to Paris.”“What happened to the leygate?” Machiavelli wondered aloud. If a leygate connected Ojai and Paris, then why didn’t Dee . . . ?“Destroyed by the Witch of Endor,” Dee raged, “and she nearly killed me, too. I was lucky to escape with a few cuts and scratches,” he added, and then ended the call without saying good-bye.Niccolò Machiavelli closed his phone carefully and tapped it against his bottom lip. Somehow he doubted that Dee had been lucky—if the Witch of Endor had wanted him dead, then even the legendary Dr. Dee would not have escaped. Machiavelli turned and walked across the square to where his driver was patiently waiting with the car. If Flamel, Scathach and the American twins had come to Paris via a leygate, then there were only a few places in the city where they could have emerged. It should be relatively easy to find and capture them.And if he could capture them tonight, then he would have plenty of time to work on them before Dee arrived.Machiavelli smiled; he’d only need a few hours, and in that time they would tell him everything they knew. Half a millennium on this earth had taught him how to be very persuasive indeed.From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:   A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller An Indie Next List Selection A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age An IRA Young Adult Choice Book An IRA Children’s Choice Winner   “[A] riveting fantasy . . . fabulous read.” —School Library Journal, Starred   “Readers will be swept up.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred   “Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.” —VOYA   “An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.” —Booklist