Book Review: The Warlock by Michael Scott

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Title: The Warlock
Author: Michael Scott
Paperback edition, 380 pages
Publisher: Ember
Published: April 24th, 2012
4/5 Stars


The twins of prophecy have been divided—the end has begun.

Although their ally Dr. John Dee has been declared utlaga, Machiavelli and Billy the Kid will follow the plans the Elders have laid before them: they will loose the monsters of Alcatraz on the city of San Francisco, thereby triggering the end of the human race.

Danu Talis:
The Shadowrealm that Scatty and Joan of Arc have entered is far more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. And they haven't landed here by chance—the warriors were called for a reason. So were Saint-Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare. The group was summoned because they must travel back int time to Danu Talis to destroy it. For the island of Danu Talis, known in humani myth as the lost city of Atlantis, must fall if the modern world is to exist.

San Francisco
The end is finally near. Josh Newman has chosen a side, and he will not stand with his sister, Sophie, or with the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel. He will fight alongside Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare.

Unless Sophie can find her twin before the battle begins, all is lost—forever.


After 2 years looking for this book, I finally found it.

Okay, so there are many characters in this book, with many povs, so it's kind of hard to remember who's who, what are they doing, what happened in the last book, and so on. But after few chapters in, I finally caught up with what was happening.

What I like the most about this book is, even though it has so many characters, and each chapters are from different povs and different places, it flows beautifully. It doesn't feel confusing at all. It helps me connect to all the characters, how they feel at that moment, at that event. Multiple povs can be a disaster, so many emotions to covered, so many things happened at once. But in this book, the multiple povs only help us feels more tensed up, feel the urgency and the build up concerning the final battle.

I learned a lot about other myths and legends other that Greek and Roman from this book. I also love how vivid and exotic the depiction of Danu Talis is. This book was a page turner. I personally think this is the best book in the whole series. Definitely worth the wait and highly recommended!

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  1. I... have never ever heard of this book. But it sounds really good! I do tend to struggle with books involving numerous settings and characters, but you say it's done well here, so I might give this series a try in the future... we'll see!
    Beth x

    1. You should give it a try :) I think it's really easy to distinguish each povs because it gives clear descriptions and differences between each povs :)


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