The Sorceress

The Sorceress : Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book 3

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0385735308
  • 9780385735308
  • 9,453

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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
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Review quote

Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2009: "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."School Library Journal, July 2009: "This book is a must-read for fans of the series", April 24, 2009: "Immersively imagined, this series remains a great choice to fill the post-Potter vacuum"VOYA, October 2009: "Teens familiar with the previous two books or fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians "series will eat this one up.""From the Hardcover edition."
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About Michael Scott

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 isles." The Sorceress is the third book in the Nicholas Flamel series. Look for book one, The Alchemyst; book two, The Magician; book four, The Necromancer; book five, The Warlock; book six, The Enchantress, all available from Delacorte Press. You can follow Michael Scott on Twitter @flamelauthor and visit him at
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Rating details

62,971 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 41% (25,820)
4 35% (22,217)
3 19% (11,665)
2 4% (2,301)
1 2% (968)

Our customer reviews

While it's not the best in the series, it's still a great read. New characters make the scene with lively personalities. Famous people from the past also make an appearance. The problem with this book though is that it didn't really seem necessary for an entire book. Barely anything important in the plot happens and it takes way longer than it should have. It almost seems that this book was just to get you warmed up for the book after it. If more happened in this book it would have been better. But they were stuck on one problem the entire time and I'm pretty sure they still haven't even solved it. Still it's a good read for fans of the series and I can't wait to read the rest of them. Reviewed by Kole for Book more
by Jessica
Sophie and Josh are still on their whirlwind adventure. They've moved from Paris, leaving confusion and disaster in their midst, and are traveling to London. When they arrive in London, they've been noticed and are being tailed. Dr. Dee is still after the twins. However, the stakes have been raised. With them both awakened, he doesn't need Nicholas Flamel alive. He also needs to find the twins fast without letting them slip away again or his master will inflict terrible consequences upon him. Meanwhile, his partner in crime, Machiavelli, heads to the island of Alcatraz to finish off the Sorceress. His master's also concerned about the number of failures in regards to capturing the twins and the Flamels. Time is of the essence to seize both the twins and to open the doors between worlds. Plus, every hour the Flamels grow weaker and older. Can they hold together and combine their strength to fight off the evil beings? Michael Scott blends mystery, fantasy, and history perfectly together into an adrenaline-filled, action-packed, fast-paced, addicting novel in THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL series. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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