“The continuing story of Sophie and Josh, who are now in Paris (Flamel's home) trying to outrun Dr. John Dee and the Dark Elders. I couldn't put this book down -- it's an exciting page-turner. I can't wait for the story to continue.”
— Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!
In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dr. John Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. . . . If they don’t turn on each other first.
★ “Readers will be swept up.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”—Booklist
“Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”—School Library Journal
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2008:
“Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trail of destruction and well-timed revelations.”
“An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”
Review, School Library Journal:
“Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”