My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Background: Dr. Dee is still in possession of the Book of Abraham the Mage and looking to release the Dark Elders into the world. Perenelle is trapped on Alcatraz with supernatural beasts guarding her and her husband, Nicolas, is in Paris with the twins. Now they are dealing with both Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli in Paris. As they unleash ancient monsters to gain both the twins and the last few pages of the Book.
Review: The Magician is the second installment of the Nicolas Flamel series, and the series moves a lot faster now that we have some background regarding both magic and the twins. This book has a lot more action than the first, more monsters and battles to escape, which are super fun to read. Scatty becomes even more intriguing as we learn a little more about her background, and more characters are introduced and they are awesome! Being a Humanities instructor I know a good deal about historical figures and a lot of the characters in these books are those very same historical figures, so it is great to see them being introduced in this light to more people. I am really enjoying this series, there are so many fun thing…magic, mythical creatures, historical people…I love it!