Scathach and Joan of Arc are lost in a prehistoric time. The Flamels and the twins have returned to San Francisco and Dr. John Dee is marked for punishment by the Elders. Michael Scott’s 4th installment of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hits the ground running. The Twin quickly learn more about Scathach’s mysterious twin, Aoife. The Flamels are aging at a rapid pace and the twins are having a hard time trusting anyone. This proves to be too much for Josh when one of the immortals comes calling for him in his sleep. Dr. John Dee no longer serves the elders so he creates a new plan that is even more dangerous. This book is even more fast paced than the others. Virginia Dare enters the story as a villian with a mysteriously powerful musical instrument. The Witch of Endor gives us a surprising turn in the end. It is one of my favorites in the series.
Some ideas for discussing with teens:
If you could be stuck in any of the shadowrealms, which one would you pick?
How did you feel about Josh being the more powerful twin?
Talk about Michiavelli’s remorse.
Bring facts about the historical figures and legends in this book.
What do you think of Virginia Dare?
William Shakespeare is a prominant figure in the book. Take turns reading some of his poetry out loud.