I didnt read the first book but enjoyed this one and look forward to the series!
clever development of charachters
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This is one of the best audiobooks I have purchased. I really am a fan of the series.
I think the when Lucie has her powers awakened...
Possibly the "Doctor D" but he was really good at all of them
a little expensive but worth the investment. I would love to purchase the hard copies...
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
It is a great series book I am ready to start book three in less than week and half.
The spider elder taking the side of the humans.
Spider elder. Sounded so dumb he was great.
The storyline and plot isn't original. It’s taken two books to tell a part of a story that could have been told in three chapters. Repeated thoughts, and feelings occur so often that you can quote word for word what is going to be said after the second and even the third time of hearing it! The writer has a limited vocabulary, and lacks the ability to describe feelings and actions of the characters in basic conversation. Most of the time he overstates actions and feeling. DUDE, WE GET IT...HE'S MAD! It reads like I write...which isn't good and should not be published. Honestly – the author has a good idea for a story, with interesting facts, and creative interpretations of myths and mythical creatures (although some facts are overstated, and farfetched); however - I think this writer would have been better off submitting his idea for the books to a good writer so the story could be told well. I'm half way through listening to this book and nothing has changed at all; well nothing that couldn't be told in one chapter, or maybe even in a half chapter.
I'm not listening to book three in this series. My ears are bleeding already and I'm half way through book two. I just have to finish it...because I paid one credit for it. I suggest, if you like mythical creatures, you read some of Tamora Pierce's books like "Wild Magic". I started with "The Circle of Magic" series. Now, that's a great writer!
The performance is great considering the material.
I'd cut the brother - or give him some other personality besides - village idiot. He is probably the most predictable character I've ever had the displeasure of listening too. This character repeats himself more than any other character in the book...and that's saying something. Also, he contradicts himself continuously. I assume this is the author's way of stating he is confused...but believe me...WE KNOW HE'S CONFUSED! That was well covered in the first book.
I don't like to tell people not to support a writer. But if you value your dollar...don't waste it on this book. Sorry. I feel bad for this review, but honesty is always best. It is possible that the writing gets better as the series progresses, but I'd rather not risk it.
This is a story of ancient immortals giventhe gift of immortality by the Dark Elders with one exception, Nicholas Flamel and his wife, Paronelle. John Dee's purpose is to return the elders who left millenia ago to this world believing that this would bring about peace and prosperity again. He is relentless and evil and will stop at nothing. The Alchemist, Nicholas, is on the side of good and has found the "Twins" of legend. They are the world's only hope of protection from John Dee. This is the second book in the series and will hold your interest well. I have read fantasy and science fiction all my life and this is a great book. It will have you returning eagerly each time you have a moment to listen.
Recognizing the name Nicholas Flamel from Harry Potter, I thought I'd check these out. Have read all 5 available so far - have also recently read other kids' books in the similar style - these books are interesting with great characters and it's fun that I recognize them from history so get to explain to my daughter who they are. There is interesting action and secrets and adventures. All that being said, not only Scott's books, but all the children's fantasy books (excluding, of course, Wrinkle in Time set) just FAIL next to Harry Potter. I think we really have to stop thinking of HP as children's books or something - I keep trying to decide what it is. There's just so much MORE to love about Harry Potter!! Anyway, kids who liked HP will probably like these, and I'll keep going with the series...but JKR - something else for us maybe?
The plot advances each time the teenage boy (Josh) decides to listen to the smooth words of the devil - we'll call him Dr. D - or when he decides that anything that might possibly have some danger associated with it must be bad. For myself, I prefer characters with more common sense. Like his sister, although even she gives in too frequently to paranoia. I don't know how many of the series one has to read to get to the conclusion but I'm jumping off here.
Compare Thorby in Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy to Josh. Who does a better juevenile?
I have been reading his book, and haven't been able to put any of them down. I have been on the edge of my seat with all of them. I absolutely love them.