In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.
With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.
©2011 Listening Library; 2011 Michael Scott
The writer has gotten totally lazy with this series. I enjoyed the first two books as the author was building the world and drawing in various mythologies. With this installment, I found myself just hoping that the male sibling would just be killed off as the author lazily just had him "be confused" into switching alliances. The author should have written true uncertaintly into the series to make it difficult to know which side was "right." I will not be buying the rest of the series as I just don't care about the characters anymore.
Poor plot choices
First time with this reader. I prefer narrators who use more inflection and emote more with their voice. As a reference Wil Wheaton is one of my favorite narrators.
ambivalence and indifference
This is a solid story about a variety of mythological figures. The narrator is able to utilize varying voices which help to bring the characters to life.
My wife and I have listened to this series, and mostly like it. This book is clearly setting the stage for the last book and grand finale. For God's sake don't get this audiobook if you are not into the series, it is not very good. Michael Scott has really under-performed, producing just enough of the lightweight, cheesy action - fantasy we like. After this series is ended I won't start another by him.
I love stories about the world of magic. My real life is rather stressful on many points and it is nice to get carried away to a place of fantasy.
The story keeps a great pace, it is appropriate to share with my 11 yr old daughter and I find myself lamenting that this is the last book in the series.
too many to pick - perhaps each of the awakening of the twins' powers
The magic continues
Tense, exciting and a bit of a whirlwind. Mr Scott has really created an amazing world with some great characters and a wonderful story. If you have been following the entire series you will certainly enjoy some of the twists that have been introduced in this book and, whilst its a long book, the series seems to be rushing to the climax.
The growth of the two main characters is good although I have to admit that they both whine a bit - feeling sorry for themselves and their place in history. It is easy for me to forget that they are both only 15.
Apart from that I am really enjoying this series.
Definitely Billy the Kid as he is the most fun - apart from the fact that he is one of the coolest ever!
He allows me to enjoy the book whilst stuck in traffic - Its frowned upon to read whilst driving so thanks Paul.
I am definitely looking forward to the next one.
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 give a lot more back story to more of the elders and you finially find out who is the doctors elders
I am getting tired of the twins. I would have to say Billy the Kid or Dare
nope the extreme reaction is am I going to finish the book after the next one?
The narrator was pretty good and did a nice job with most of the voices.
Yes because I would like to find out how this story finally ends; however, this particular series just needs to end. It is getting tiresome.
Just get to the point already!
No, so I'm not sure how it compares. He did a good job with most of the characters, but I didn't care for how he portrayed the two main characters, especially Sophie.
I love this series. The author is quite a story teller. A lot of fun.
Probably. It's a good story but it's just lasting too long. Narrator is great but I wish that they could keep the same one from book to book.
I really thought that book 5 would be the end, but it just opens up more story lines and characters.
Maybe - would depend upon how many movies it was made into.
I would recommend this book without stalling. Michael Scott KNOWS how to make a great realistic book.
I can only compare it to the rest of the series.
When the group went to Danu Talis.
The world needs a warlock.
Keep up the great work Mr. Scott!
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