The Sorceress by Michael ScottThe Sorceress by Michael Scott

The Sorceress

byMichael Scott

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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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 with The Sorceress, book three.

   Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders.
   But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. Except for Clarent—the twin sword to Excalibur. But Clarent’s power is unthinkable, its evil making it nearly impossible to use without its darkness seeping into the soul of whoever wields it.
   If he hopes to defeat Dee, Nicholas must find an Elder who can teach Josh and Sophie the third elemental magic—Water Magic. The problem? The only one who can do that is Gilgamesh, and he is quite, quite insane.

“Master yarnspinner that he is, Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now-large cast in quick motion….This page–turner promises plenty of action to come.”—Kirkus Reviews

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 isl...
Title:The SorceressFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 1.06 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385735308

ISBN - 13:9780385735308

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sorceress This was an intesting read with a bunch of historical figures both real and of myths.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic! The reader feels everything the characters do, from the heartbreak of Nicholas to the anxiety of Josh and Sophie Newman to the determination of Dee and Machiavelli. This is the best series I've read so far and I can't wait to read the next book.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from doesn't disappoint Nicholas Flamel watches as his beloved Paris is crumbling before him all because of Dee and Machiavelli. He grows weaker with each passing day and also his beloved Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz. If he hopes to defeat Dee he needs to find an elder to help Josh and Sophie. Many more twists in the good vs evil. Another great book in the series.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Awesome! I loved this book and knew that I would. Every book is even better than the last.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav if series My fav of the series. Loved it more as the books go along.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! This series keeps getting better with every book, and this one will not disappoint. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! Bought this for my daughter as part of her collection! She loved it! Really great book... well written and great characters!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read read this a few years ago still a great read.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes. just yes. I absolutely loved this book! It completely caught me by surprise! I read it when I was younger and re-read it not too long ago and enjoyed it just as much! Highly recommend this and you don't need to be in middle grade to enjoy these books they are so full of magical adventures!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Just as amazing as the first two books. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about Perenell and what she could do.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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 Great book Great third book to the series.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book The book is a good continuation but kind of slow to start
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love I truly enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slower then the others I am loving this series but I found this book was a tad slower of a read for me... but I good middle series book
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing An amazing book. One of the best in the alchemist series. I would rcomend it for ages 12 to 14. :) :)
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sorceress Just plain amazing
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book One of the best books I've read
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Now on to the next book.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from England. . . The Heart of Dee's Power The third book in the series continues the fight the flamels and twins are fighting against the Dark Elders. The twins are join by new allies as they've gone to England to find Gilgamesh The King to train the twins in the magic of air. The magic of air will be the third elemental power that Sophie will learn and the first for Josh. Josh adapts well to being awakened in this book and becomes a even more of a valuable asset to the group. Perenelle is still trapped on Alcatraz fighting to survive and get off the island. I liked the third book very much because you can feel everyone getting vamped up for a big fight which i'm sure is to happen near the end of the series. Good third book and now I'm off to read the fourth, The Necromancer.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome It was a good book. Seeing as the alchemist an the magician were good this is even better. Can't wait for the necromancer!! I must know what happens in the next and what element they are going to learn next
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the series!! This series is turning out to be a real treat. My only complaint is that Scott is using too many figures in history (i.e. Flamel, Machevelli, Joan of Arc, etc) and he adds a couple more in this book. I personally prefer original characters, but I guess we'll see what happens in 'The Necromancer'. Great book and series. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's almost out! It's coming out on May 21, I think and i cant wait till it comes out! I have read the first 2 and I'm waiting for this and the nxt one!
Date published: 2009-01-14

Read from the Book

“I think I see them.”The young man in the green parka standing directly beneath the huge circular clock in St. Pancras station took the phone away from his ear and checked a blurred image on the screen. The English Magician had sent the image: the picture was grainy, the colors washed and faded, and it looked liked it had been taken from an overhead security camera. It showed an older man with short gray hair, accompanied by two blond-haired teens, climbing onto a train.Rising up on his toes, the young man swiveled his head, looking for the trio he’d glimpsed. For a moment, he thought he’d lost them in the milling crowd, but even if he had, they wouldn’t get far: one of his sisters was downstairs; another was in the street outside, watching the entrance.Now, where had the old man and the teenagers gone?Narrow, pinched nostrils opened wide as the young man sorted through the countless scents in the station. He identified and dismissed the mixed stink of too many humani, the myriad perfumes and deodorants, the gels and pastes, the greasy odor of fried food from the station’s restaurants, the richer aroma of coffee and the metallic oily tang of the train engines and carriages. He closed his eyes and tilted his head back.The odors he was seeking were older, wilder, unnatural. . . .There!Mint: just the merest suggestion.Orange: no more than the vaguest hint. Vanilla: little more than a trace.Hidden behind small rectangular sunglasses, blue-black eyes opened wide and his head swiveled, following the gossamer threads of scent through the vast train station. He had them now!The gray-haired older man, wearing black jeans and a scuffed leather jacket, was striding down the station concourse directly toward him. There was a small overnight case in his left hand. He was followed by the two teenagers, alike enough to be brother and sister. The boy was taller than the girl, and they were both wearing backpacks.The young man snapped a quick picture with his cell phone camera and sent it to Dr. John Dee. Although he had nothing but contempt for the English Magician, there was no point in making an enemy of him. Dee was the agent of the most dangerous of all the Elders.Pulling the hood of his parka over his head, he turned away as the trio drew level with him, and dialed his sister, who was waiting downstairs. “It’s definitely Flamel and the twins,” he murmured into the phone, speaking the ancient language that had eventually become Gaelic. “They’re heading in your direction. We’ll take them when they get onto the Euston Road.”The young man in the hooded parka set off after the Alchemyst and the American twins. He moved easily through the early-afternoon crowd, looking like just another teenager, anonymous and unnoticed in his sloppy jeans, scuffed sneakers and overlarge coat, his head and face concealed by the hood, his eyes invisible behind the sunglasses.Despite his form, the young man had never been remotely human. He and his sisters had first come to this land when it was still joined to the European continent, and for generations they had been worshipped as gods. He bitterly resented being ordered about by Dee–who was, after all, nothing more than a humani. But the English Magician had promised the hooded boy a delectable prize: Nicholas Flamel, the legendary Alchemyst. Dee’s instructions were clear; he and his sisters could have Flamel, but the twins must not be touched. The boy’s thin lips twisted. His sisters would take the boy and girl, while he would have the honor of killing Flamel. A coal-black tongue licked cracked dry lips. He and his sisters would feast for weeks. And, of course, they would keep the tastiest morsels for Mother.Nicholas Flamel slowed, allowing Sophie and Josh to catch up with him. Forcing a smile, he pointed to the thirtyfoot- tall bronze statue of a couple embracing beneath the clock. “It’s called The Meeting Place,” he said loudly, and then added in a whisper, “We’re being followed.” Flamel grasped Josh’s arm with iron-hard fingers. “Don’t even think about turning around.”“Who?” Sophie asked.“What?” Josh said tightly. He was feeling nauseated; his newly Awakened senses were overwhelmed by the scents and sounds of the train station. The light was so sharp he wished he had a pair of sunglasses to shield his eyes.“ ‘What?’ is the better question,” Nicholas said grimly. He raised a finger to point up to the clock, as if he were talking about it. “I’m not sure what it is,” he admitted. “Something ancient. I felt it the moment we stepped off the train.”“Felt it?” Josh asked.“A tingle, like an itch. My aura reacted to the aura of whoever–whatever–is here. When you have a little more control of your own auras, you’ll be able to do the same.” Tilting her head back, as if she were admiring the latticework of the metal-and-glass ceiling, Sophie slowly turned.Crowds swirled around them. Most seemed to be locals, though there were plenty of tourists, many stopping to have their photographs taken in front of The Meeting Place or the huge clock. No one seemed to be paying them any particular attention.“What can we do?” Josh asked. “I can boost Sophie’s powers. . . .”“No,” Flamel snapped. “You can only use your powers as an absolute last resort. As soon as you activate your aura, it will alert every Elder, Next Generation and immortal within a ten-mile radius, and here, just about every immortal you encounter is allied to the Dark Elders. Also, in this land, it could awaken others, creatures best left sleeping.”“But you said we’re being followed,” Sophie protested.“That means Dee knows we’re here.”Flamel urged the twins to the left, away from the statue, hurrying them toward the exit. “I would imagine there are watchers in every airport, seaport and railway station across Europe. Although Dee might have suspected that we were heading to London, the instant either of you activates your aura, he’ll know for certain.”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