Hello readers and literature lovers! I got a new book series for you that is full of charm and magically delightful: the Irish author Michael Scott’s 6 book series “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.” In my eternal search for new reads I discovered this one in the teen fiction section, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is an angst filled creampuff with buff dreamboats sharpening fangs and/or flapping wings. This story is about two fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, who, while working their summer jobs, are abruptly engaged in a magical aura fight between two immortals, Dr. John Dee and bookstore owner Nick Fleming (aka Nicholas Flamel). This is all over an ancient book mainly called the Codex, which had been keeping Flamel and his kidnapped wife Perenelle alive. Turns out that the twins are possibly the “twins of legend” or at least might be, and soon they are hopping and bopping all over the globe in search of other immortals to train the twins in the elemental magics and to save the world from the Dark Elders. There is obviously more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. The crew encounters many immortals, some from legend (Billy the Kid), those considered gods (Thor), and those who you may remember from history (Shakespeare) or even the bible (King David); the historical names and mythological characters alone would be a reason for a read, but the story is obviously interesting too. My favorite character overall is Scathatch, a Celtic warrior of legend who was the founder and instructor of all (and I mean all) types of organized fighting, such as kung fu, jujitsu, karate, etc. She is so bad ass, I’m afraid to cross her and she is a fictional character. The last book of the series, “The Enchantress” will be out May 22nd. Be enchanted! And watch out for Scathatch’s spinning kicks of death!
“The Alchemyst had discovered that the seats revolved and had been amusing himself by swinging back and forth. His chair squeaked with each turn. Finally Prometheus turned and glared at the immortal. ‘If you do that one more time, I’m going to feed you to the Lotan myself.’ ‘And I will help,’ Niten added.” ― Michael Scott, “The Warlock”