The Sorceress picks up where The Magician leaves off. Nicholas Flamel (aka The Alchemyst) has decided to take the twins, Sophie and Josh, to London. Kind of a bad move since it's Dee's hometown, and The Magician has got A LOT of backup there. Mainly, Nicholas is trying to find a place to re-group and rest until he can figure out where to find Gilgamesh the King. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Perenelle is still stuck on Alcatraz. Perry has yet to think of a brilliant plan to get off the'sland. By now, the Elders are getting impatient, Dee's Elder especially. At the moment, they trust Machiavelli more than The Magician. Basically, Dee has one more chance to prove himself.
I liked this book, but the action was kind of slow with getting Perenelle off Alcatraz. Also, The Alchemyst was worried sick, but he still couldnt think of a way to help her, and the author just kept coming back to that. What really bothered me most though, was that the author never said anything about Scatty, one of The Alchemyst's strongest allies, who disappeared in the previous book. For most of this book, I was wondering, "Where's Scatty going to come in? Is she even alive?" Despite these shortcomings, fans of the Alchemist series will enjoy this next adventure.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Round Rock, Texas United States