Saturday, June 9, 2012

110:65 The Enchantress by Michael Scott

The 6th and final book in "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series.  The battle for Earth is coming and the twins are finally reunited again but back in Danu Talis 10,000 years in the past.  Many of their friends are also there (Scathach, Prometheus, Joan of Arc, Saint-Germain, Shakespeare, and more) but this battle will truly come down to the twins and no one knows right now which side the twins will take or even if they will stand together for the prophecy states that one will destroy the world and the other will save it.

Nicholas and Perenelle are in SF modern times dealing with the creatures trapped on Alcatraz that are to be set loose to ravage the city but their time and power is almost up.  With few resources to call upon and only a few friends at their side, will it be enough to save the city?

Very fast paced and well done ending to this series.  Some people switched sides, there were a few "what did you say?!" reveals that made you stand up and take notice, epic battles, and a good resolution.  I admit, I like a good HEA but at the same time, there are some books that just doesn't work with and it feels cheap when you get it.  Mr. Scott didn't pull punches.  This was a war and not everyone lives.  The twins have to make some hard choices and while there is a resolution, I would hesitate to call it a HEA but it's not one that disappoints or leaves you super sad or angry.  More like hopeful with a touch of regret.

I admit, I'm going to miss this world that Mr. Scott has built but the story has been told.  He's done a few e-novellas which allows him to keep playing in it but on a much lesser scale and so far, I've not found them exciting but I remain hopeful for the new one featuring Billy the Kid.  I would really love to see backstories on all the immortals and how they ended up as immortals and get bits of what they've lived through but I'm not sure if this is in the cards.

Page count: 517p/21,031p

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