The Magician by Michael Scott
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2)

74%

8 Critic Reviews

The Magician King is fanciful, smart, and fun. As in his first book, Grossman takes a hip, almost cynical approach to magic.
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Synopsis

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.
 

About Michael Scott

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An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as "the King of Fantasy in these isles." The Necromancer is the fourth book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Look for book one, The Alchemyst; book two, The Magician; and book three, The Sorceress, all available from Delacorte Press. You can learn more about these books at www.thealchemyst.com. You can visit Michael Scott at www.dillonscott.com.
 
Published June 24, 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 498 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 10 2010

Though Scott’s efforts to blur the line between Bad Guys and Good seem occasionally labored . . . readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Nancy Fontaine on Sep 07 2011

The Magician King is fanciful, smart, and fun. As in his first book, Grossman takes a hip, almost cynical approach to magic.

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Suite 101

Good
Reviewed by David Tubbs on Dec 16 2009

Author Michael Scott makes Machiavelli intelligent, powerful, and most of all influential.

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Teen Reads

Good
Reviewed by JonathanStephens on Jun 24 2008

THE MAGICIAN is a mythological thrill ride you can’t miss. You’ll want to read the first installment before picking up this second part. Enjoy them both. This ride is just getting started!

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SF Site

Below average
Reviewed by Amy Timco on Dec 12 2010

Many readers may enjoy it for what it is, but I don't think it will stand the test of time.

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Common Sense Media

Good
Reviewed by Carrie R. Wheadon on Jan 01 2011

THE MAGICIAN is just as fun and exciting as the first book, maybe more so because now Sophie's powers have been awakened.

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Kidz World

Good
Reviewed by Kidz World on Sep 26 2008

A few spots seem sketchy, but most of the story is awesome and you'll fly past everything fast enough that you'll hardly notice.

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Book Loons

Above average
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson on Mar 27 2014

The Magician follows The Alchemyst in Michael Scott's brilliant series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel...I can't wait for book three...

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