The Necromancer is book 4 in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The series tells the story of twins Sophie and Josh who are caught up in a centuries old battle over an ancient book that is supposed to hold the secret of eternal life. Sophie and Josh are thought to be the twins of an ancient prophecy, so both sides of the battle want them. Their problem is figuring out which side is the “good” side. Is it Nicholas Flamel or his rival, John Dee?
I would start with the first one with these. I actually like them more with each book. I especially liked The Necromancer because the tension between Sophie and Josh is growing as they try to figure out who is telling the truth.
Nicholas Flamel was probably a real person although his life is shrouded in mystery and legends have grown up around his story. Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel DID live in Paris in the 1300s. Both were alchemysts, were thought to be studying a mysterious book and were also thought to have figured out how to turn lead into gold & also the secret of eternal life. When Flamel died, belief that he had discovered the secret of eternal life also died…except for the story that a grave robber dug up his grave and found it empty. Hmm. Did he fake his death and is still around today? Truth or legend? You decide! It makes for a very good story though! You might remember that Nicholas Flamel is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone too. If you like that blending of historical bits and pieces into the story like J.K. Rowling does in the Harry Potter books, then I think you’ll like this series too. Author: Michael Scott
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Series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:
Book 1: The Alchemyst on CD, eBook, eAudio
Book 2: The Magician on CD, eBook, eAudio
Book 3: The Sorceress on CD, eBook, eAudio
Book 4: The Necromancer on CD, eBook, eAudio
Book 5: The Warlock on CD, eBook, eAudio
Book 6: The Enchantress (2012)
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