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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562539
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $17.99

The Magician

Book 2




Dark magic and fast-paced adventure in this second book in the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Now published with an exciting new cover look and introduction from the author!

Ashes to ashes . . .California: The book of Abraham the Mage holds the secret of eternal life - a secret more dangerous than any one man should possess. Dr. John Dee is two pages away from the knowledge that would bring the Dark Elders into ultimate power - and could mean the destruction of the world as we know it.Two people stand in his way: Josh and Sophie Newman.Paris: Time is running out for Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle. Every day they spend without the book, they age one year: their magic becomes weaker and their bodies more frail. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, works for Dee and is in hot pursuit of them - Flamel knows there's no time to lose and Sophie must learn about Fire Magic...Josh and Sophie are the world's only hope. If they don't turn on each other first.

  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562539
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Michael Scott

Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit. These span a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-eight countries, in over twenty languages.

All books in Michael Scott's six-part epic series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, have been New York Times bestsellers. Michael Scott is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years and are now included amongst the definitive and most-quoted works on the subject.

The Irish Times hailed him as "the King of Fantasy in these Isles". Praised for his "unparalleled contribution to children's literature" by the Guide to Children's Books, 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 "1000 most significant Irish."Michael Scott has recently written a Doctor Who anniversary ebook. The brand-new story is titled The Nameless City and was released in February 2013, as part of plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

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Praise for The Magician

[Michael Scott is] the King of fantasy

The Irish Times

Scott blends the practicalities of the modern world with the magic perfectly, and this is well-written, engaging stuff

Daily Telegraph

The action proceeds at the familiar breakneck pace and with more and more dark creatures from lore and mythology coming to light

Bookfest

This book is fast-paced and gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page

South Wales Argus

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