The Warlock

I did not finish this I stopped with pages left then skimmed the last chapter A whole bunch of flat lifeless characters sitting around doing shit all and bidding their time until the final b

*I did not finish this. I stopped with 120 pages left, then skimmed the last chapter* A whole bunch of flat, lifeless characters sitting around, doing shit-all and bidding their time until the final book.This was absolute, utter crap. This time last year I was about to start reading 'The Necromancer', and I was excited. Why? Because until then I had given the series 14 out of a possible 15 stars: The Alchemyst ★★★★ The Magician ★★★★★ The Sorceress★★★★★ 'The Necromancer' ended up on a solid 3 stars. I was desperate for this one, since that amazing cliffhanger ending. Now, you know what? I couldnt give a rats ass. This book was totally unnecessary. I kid you not, a ten page short-story could have sufficed. Firstly: There are too many characters, introduced in too shorter amount of time. I counted; for 150 pages there were 15 main characters in six different locations. Not too mention countless numbers of supporting acts. Also, there were important characters from other books that I had no idea where they were. CONFUSING TO THE MAX. Since the majority of the characters are from myths & legends, Scott takes ages to explain their histories. This is all well and good, but this little act makes 'The Warlock' seem like a boring text book than a novel. And I dont think Michael Scott even likes his own books any more. The first three were written with visible passion. This one just seems like he is rushing it, so he can be done with the series. There is no flare or passion or love of writing behind these hollow words. I didnt even finish this. I gave up with 120 pages left. But I did skim the last chapter. And there is a mega massive giant twist. And I fucking hate it. Yes, it must be pretty bad for me to drop the f-bomb for the first time on this website. The twist pretty much ruins everything I liked about this series, and guaranties the final book will not be like the first three which I adored so much. I am so mad at you Mr. Scott. Hahahahahaha. Look at my pre=reading thoughts. Look how different they were from my review. Laugh at the difference. Its so tragic...I think I am going to have a nice long cry now:This is going to be the best book ever! I am sensationally excited. My thoughts? Josh will be turned into a 'warlock' by Mars Ultor. Or, maybe Mars is the Warlock himself...he will definitely have a mega-giant role to play. I also think that Virginia Dare, will in fact, turn out to be a good guy (in this book, or the next). If not, she will definitely be only half-evil. kind of Like Draco Malfoy in the Half Blood Prince. Oh, and im certain this installment will take place in Egypt. Lots of action around the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx (hence the Egyptian Pharaoh mask in the bottom right corner. Or maybe it just means that an old Egyptian King will make an appearance? Possibly King Tut?THAT WOULD BE MADE OF AWESOME.I need this ASAP! Bestseller The Warlock Creat Michael Scott is a Book The twins of prophecy have been divided the end has begun.AlcatrazAlthough their ally Dr John Dee has been declared utlaga, Machiavelli and Billy the Kid will follow the plans the Elders have laid before them they will loose the monsters of Alcatraz on the city of San Francisco, thereby triggering the end of the human race.Danu Talis The Shadowrealm that Scatty and JoanThe twins of prophecy have been divided the end has begun.AlcatrazAlthough their ally Dr John Dee has been declared utlaga, Machiavelli and Billy the Kid will follow the plans the Elders have laid before them they will loose the monsters of Alcatraz on the city of San Francisco, thereby triggering the end of the human race.Danu Talis The Shadowrealm that Scatty and Joan of Arc have entered is far dangerous than they could ever have imagined And they haven t landed here by chance the warriors were called for a reason So were Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare The group was summoned because they must travel back int time to Danu Talis to destroy it For the island of Danu Talis, known in humani myth as the lost city of Atlantis, must fall if the modern world is to exist.San FranciscoThe end is finally near Josh Newman has chosen a side, and he will not stand with his sister, Sophie, or with the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel He will fight alongside Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare.Unless Sophie can find her twin before the battle begins, all is lost forever.. Irish born Michael Scott began writing over thirty years ago, and is one of Ireland s most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning avariety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty seven countries, in over twenty languages.Praised for his unparalleled contribution to children s literature, by the Guide to Children sBooks, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin s tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who s Who in Ireland as one of the 1000most significant Irish.. The best Book The Warlock *I did not finish this. I stopped with 120 pages left, then skimmed the last chapter* A whole bunch of flat, lifeless characters sitting around, doing shit-all and bidding their time until the final book.This was absolute, utter crap. This time last year I was about to start reading 'The Necromancer', and I was excited. Why? Because until then I had given the series 14 out of a possible 15 stars: The Alchemyst ★★★★ The Magician ★★★★★ The Sorceress★★★★★ 'The Necromancer' ended up on a solid 3 stars. I was desperate for this one, since that amazing cliffhanger ending. Now, you know what? I couldnt give a rats ass. This book was totally unnecessary. I kid you not, a ten page short-story could have sufficed. Firstly: There are too many characters, introduced in too shorter amount of time. I counted; for 150 pages there were 15 main characters in six different locations. Not too mention countless numbers of supporting acts. Also, there were important characters from other books that I had no idea where they were. CONFUSING TO THE MAX. Since the majority of the characters are from myths & legends, Scott takes ages to explain their histories. This is all well and good, but this little act makes 'The Warlock' seem like a boring text book than a novel. And I dont think Michael Scott even likes his own books any more. The first three were written with visible passion. This one just seems like he is rushing it, so he can be done with the series. There is no flare or passion or love of writing behind these hollow words. I didnt even finish this. I gave up with 120 pages left. But I did skim the last chapter. And there is a mega massive giant twist. And I fucking hate it. Yes, it must be pretty bad for me to drop the f-bomb for the first time on this website. The twist pretty much ruins everything I liked about this series, and guaranties the final book will not be like the first three which I adored so much. I am so mad at you Mr. Scott. Hahahahahaha. Look at my pre=reading thoughts. Look how different they were from my review. Laugh at the difference. Its so tragic...I think I am going to have a nice long cry now:This is going to be the best book ever! I am sensationally excited. My thoughts? Josh will be turned into a 'warlock' by Mars Ultor. Or, maybe Mars is the Warlock himself...he will definitely have a mega-giant role to play. I also think that Virginia Dare, will in fact, turn out to be a good guy (in this book, or the next). If not, she will definitely be only half-evil. kind of Like Draco Malfoy in the Half Blood Prince. Oh, and im certain this installment will take place in Egypt. Lots of action around the Great Pyramids and The Sphinx (hence the Egyptian Pharaoh mask in the bottom right corner. Or maybe it just means that an old Egyptian King will make an appearance? Possibly King Tut?THAT WOULD BE MADE OF AWESOME.I need this ASAP!

  1. Irish born Michael Scott began writing over thirty years ago, and is one of Ireland s most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning avariety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty seven countries, in over twenty languages.Praised for his unparalleled contribution to children s literature, by the Guide to Children sBooks, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin s tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who s Who in Ireland as one of the 1000most significant Irish.

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  1. I did not finish this I stopped with 120 pages left, then skimmed the last chapter A whole bunch of flat, lifeless characters sitting around, doing shit all and bidding their time until the final book.This was absolute, utter crap This time last year I was about to start reading The Necromancer , and I was excited Why Because until then I had given the series 14 out of a possible 15 stars The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer ended up on a solid 3 stars I was desperate for thi [...]


  2. So, I ve started to pick apart the series This is going to be a bit of a rant of all the problems I found with this book, which can be found kind of consistently throughout the series If you re a big fan of this series and can t bear any criticism, you might want to walk on by.The first complaint is a rehash, but it s such a big one I feel the need to mention it once again The first rule any decent writer learns is the power of show, not tell, and this seems to be a rule that Scott has haphazard [...]



  3. Loved the book The small chapters and the movement from one group of characters to the next keep the story moving at a nice pace I enjoyed all the revealed info and several of them were quite surprising Am anxiously awaiting the final book to find out how everything ties together Another great book that I enjoyed reading I still could use a reference book as a companion to the series so that I could keep better track of all the characters, places, and monsters.Finished Reading 1st Time Aug 10, 2 [...]


  4. As the rest of the books in the series, this one was just OK, as well Before I begin, I want to say that if I read the line Nicholas Flamel is dying one time, I won t be responsible for my actions.Now, the problem with the book, and indeed the rest of the series, is that there are just too many characters being introduced every so often And somehow ALL of them are related to each other keeping track of all these relations becomes tedious Also, every single charcter ever introduced in the books [...]


  5. Not great I didn t give it a one star solely because the premise of the series is very good and had a lot of potential, and because Scott does have a good grip of language and paints a good picture, but this series has become and poorly plotted out There are a bunch of plotholes in the series now, and it seems that and often, characters are doing something significant to advance the plot based on a vague feeling , an instinct , or for a reason _ insert character s name __ didn t quite unders [...]


  6. Okay, this is not going to be a pretty review, so I ll try to keep it short.The Alchemyst was great The second book was good, just shy of being great The third book I struggled a bit The fourth book took me days to read, and even then I stretched it over the course of a couple of weeks I finally just sat down and got through it I feel bad for saying this, but book four had me constantly checking how many pages I had left.Now the fifth bookah, this one was justt good How else can I say it I felt [...]


  7. Oh My God This book is nothing short of incredible I couldn t believe how well Michael Scott brought everythign together The one thing I have to put in writing just as proof that I actually said it Now, I don t know if I m just slow on the uptake and everyone already knows, or if I m crazy and totally shooting blind but I think Josh is the hook handed man There, I said it If you think I m crazy read the series again and look for the connection The mans knowledge, physical appearence, and actions [...]


  8. Twist na kraju i interakcija izmedju Bilija i Dia je jedino sto vadi ovu knjigu Sve ostalo je nepotrebno i cist gubitak vremena Da sledeca kniga nije zadnja u serijalu odustao bi od daljeg citanja.Blah.


  9. I literally still hate Josh, but I love this story This story is just so damn cool All the myths that interweave and the characters are such a wide range of personalities I have no idea how this will end, already my head is spinning from the different twists and turns of the plot.



  10. OMG YOU DONT KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM THIS BOOK CAME OUT it came out may 24, 2011 and i didnt even know about it until just now OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG [...]


  11. I think I am falling out of love with this series, but I will say that the hook at the end of this one was great.It seems as though these books are spending time talking about things than actually getting things done That is irksome Also, the author has now brought in so many different characters and put them together in groups, and some are back from the dead and in their own group is too much All the different groups are working on their own thing and then another group shows up and so on and [...]


  12. 3.5 stars A bit repetitive I mean, yes, I get it You don t have to say it over and over and over again I can retain information okay I m still enjoying the mythology aspect of this series tho, so 3.5 stars it is One book to go.


  13. Follow your hearts Protect one another, trust one another, because, at the end of the day, all of these people want something from you, or want you to do something for them, or be something that you are not Your only responsibility is to one another Niten the Swordsman, also known as Miyamoto Musashi, to Josh and Sophie Newman in The Necromancer When Niten spoke to words to Josh and Sophie, the both agreed with him For Josh, Niten s words echoed almost exactly what he had been thinking privately [...]


  14. The Warlock, the 5th installment of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series is the best one yet Michael Scott has certainly outdone himself on this one This book is full of action and surprises at every twist and turn of the story, and you will find yourself zooming through its pages to find out what happens next All the old favorites have returned to the adventure as well as some new and interesting additions.The start of the book picks up right where The Necromancer left off The twi [...]


  15. The Warlock by Michael Scott pp 389 Michael Scott continues to deliver The 5th book in The Secrets of the Nicholas Flamel series is a study of themes surrounding the definition of friend, enemy, and traitor as the main and secondary characters gather for battle that will determine the fate of the Earth and Danu Tails shadowrealms Scott doesn t introduce too many new faces, but instead brings them closer together and tells many of the backstories on their relationships over the ages The world of [...]


  16. New law Books can not end in a dead end cliff hanger, with an ending that completly shocks you and makes you want to throw the book on the ground, and then the next book comes out in a year I know a bunch of people who would second it And obviously, that s how this book ends The one bad thing about this book is that all the POV s are kinda hard to follow with Plus, when you re reading about Sophie, and you just want to continue reading about her, it switches to Dr Dee or something, making it sor [...]


  17. this entire book was LITERALLY nothing but a setup for the big finale in the next, last book 400 pages of set up literally nothing happened and if it did, it was underwhelming and undone in 50 pages or less this series was built on so much mystery and intrugue and now that there s finally some big reveals im almost wishing they hadnt.



  18. 9 12 17 So, another one of my predictions came through in one of the series big reveals twists 3 It makes sense to me, as little things gave it away as I was reading Still enjoying the plot, and really enjoying all the different things they can do with magic I like all the elders in the book, and am looking forward to reading the conclusion A solid 4 on this one, since it was mostly filler.9 11 17 Here are my predictions before I finish this book view spoiler 1 Josh is the hook handed man 2 Josh [...]


  19. This is one strangely formatted book Plot wise, it s very complicated And, continuing the trend that the author started in Book 4, there are separate story lines in The Warlock, which makes reading it require concentration than usual And not just separate story lines, there are two separate timelines as well At first glance, the book seems simply overpopulated New characters keeps cropping up left and right and I had trouble keeping track of who is who I know my myths quite well, but even some [...]


  20. The Warlock is definitely the low point of the Secrets of the Immortal Series I don t know why on earth Michael Scott deigned this with its own book, instead of consolidating it with The Enchantress and cutting out half the filler that s in both books Both books take place over the course of one day, and this day at least is rather dull to read about The climax of the book involves all the characters getting together for a BarBQ to read prophetic tablets about the upcoming finale Yawn.The book d [...]


  21. If you haven t read the 4 titles in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series that come prior to The Warlock, then I would advise you do Not only are you missing a great and award winning series, but the plot is very detailed and you may find it hard to follow the fast paced roller coaster that this book is My son and I have read all the prior titles and enjoyed them immensely, but this one is my favourite The plot twists and turns at a break neck pace, characters are arriving, some we [...]


  22. Scott s The Warlock was an interesting read I m a little conflicted over how I feel about it though Did it include new mythological historical characters that made me jump to to learn Yes Did the plot undergo significant development Yes Did any of my predictions come true No So did it live up to my expectations I m not sure.Don t misinterpret what I m saying, I love Scott s writing and his series, but something felt missing from this specific book After waiting for over a year to get my hands o [...]


  23. I felt like this series started well but is now very chaotic What seemed like a JK Rowling Rick Riordan baby has turned into a Riordan Lewis Carroll baby Mythology on acid Ever had the kind of dream where you re on Alcatraz and you ve cracked an egg in your hand but you don t let go And a 7 headed baby dragon is now drinking your blood from your hand because you re its new mommy But your friend thinks it s dangerous so she tries to knock it out of your hand and lull it to sleep with her magical [...]


  24. I love this series, the story is interesting, the characters are numerous and sometimes it is hard to keep track of one or other character but all in all it is easy enough to read for myself though it also felt like quite a slow read but I was not just reading so that is possibly why.I really like magic and it is fun to read this kind of story because it deals with tons of magic I also realised, reading this over a year after it s prequel where the roots of some of my ideas for my own novel seem [...]


  25. So this is actually my review for the series After reading the first book, I liked what I was reading and kept going but struggled through books 2 4 and quit with book 5 when I discovered it s not the end I feel like Scott has pulled an Eragon on me and like the events are just drug out to create and books There are so many mythologies, creatures, characters, and ideas running together, so many that I m not familiar with, that I m lost through a good portion of the story Then time travel has b [...]


  26. I think this is, so far, my favourite of the series I love that ending Creo que, hasta ahora, este es mi libro favorito de la saga Me encant ese final



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