It’s kinda late since this has been published less than a year ago, but I just started reading the fifth installment of The Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, The Warlock. I haven’t been able to read any good books for a long time so I decided to read one. It left a hollow feeling in me now that probably wouldn’t go away until the next installment is published. I’m reading it on a pirated PDF(lol), but I swear I just ordered a paperback copy of it. It’s a pre-order though(What? It’s cheaper so I took it!), so it’d pretty much just be added to the collection once it arrives, which is after it’s published, which is exactly 66 days from now. I also ordered a The Hunger Games book since I haven’t read it yet and am curious with all the shizz it’s getting. Fortunately, it isn’t a pre-order and would probably be mailed anytime today. I’d prolly receive it by next week or two weeks from now.
Back to Flamel series, If you haven’t started reading it yet, I suggest you do, especially to those myth buffs out there. I’m sure this series would send you running to your myth books(like it did to me), and to Wikipedia. The character map is so huge that I almost didn’t believe it’s possible. But the author, Michael Scott, is a folklore authority so it shouldn’t have been that hard for him. I started reading the first book back in my first year in college, when I bought books because I had extra money and shits. When I finished it, I started hunting for the second book, since it’s really really good(ish). Ever since, I’ve been waiting for the next part to release every year.
Anyway, if you want some overview about it, well, it’s really a nice book. Lol. Ok, so it’s about this twin who met this bookseller who turns out to be Nicholas Flamel, The Alchemyst. This dude and his wife, Perenelle, have been hiding for centuries from this other dude named John Dee. On the first book, John Dee Finally catches up with the couple (Nicholas and Perenelle) and gets the twin, Josh and Sophie, caught up in the mess. The story then goes on and tells how they escape Dee and his large connections. They’d get help from other people which are, in fact, immortals. But they’re not just any immortals, they’re the heroes of our race and civilization. Some were Gods in the ancient times who have decided to live with Humani, as the book refers to us. Some aren’t just normal immortals but someone who actually gives other people immortality. This is one of the most exciting part for me: Meeting those age old legends in the books. (Spoiler alert!) Joan of Arc is there, Machiavelli, Billy the Kid, Shakespeare, Gilgamesh and many more, including the most bad-ass figure I’ve encountered yet, Mars Ultor, the war god. Unlike in other myth books though(The Rick Riordan Books specifically), this books is unique in a way that it connects every ancient God, heroes, and cool people with someone. If you don’t get what I mean (and I’d totally understand why you wouldn’t), here’s an example: In the book, three historical personalities could actually just be one being. He’s/she’s actually just an immortal, living for so long that humani thought they’re entirely different people. Some Mayan Gods are actually also Egyptian Gods who turns out to be Legendary people, too. That’s the other part that excites me most about this book, those parallel stories and coinciding myths. I just love them.
Ok, more about the story. You’ll probably get an Avatar:The last airbender aura in this book since the twins, will be trained to master the 5 elements, water,air, fire, earth, and ether, but that’s after they are awakened. This is because they’re actually a part of a prophecy that has been written thousands of years before the ancestors of the Egyptians, in a book written by Abrahan the Mage, the Codex, which is in turn, in Nicholas Flamel’s possession and is the reason of all the shizz that’s going on. Damn that was one long probably-run-on sentence.
Ok I think this post is getting really long so I guess I’d end it here. I’d just want to ask you guys again if there are other people who reads this book out there whom I can fangirl/fanboy with. lol.
And that’s Adrengski’s book review, starring The Flamel Series by Michael Scott. lol.