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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562539
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

The Magician

Book 2




Dark magic and fast-paced adventure in this second book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562539
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Michael Scott

Dr Michael Scott is an Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He received his doctorate from Christ's College, Cambridge, and lectured at Darwin College, Cambridge, before taking up his role at Warwick. His research and teaching focuses on the ancient history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman worlds. He has written a number of books and written and presented a range of TV programmes, including Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World (BBC4, 2010); Guilty Pleasures : Luxury in Ancient Greece and Luxury in the Middle Ages (BBC4, 2011); Jesus: Rise to Power (National Geographic, 2012); The Mystery of the X Tombs (BBC2, 2013); Ancient Greece – The Greatest Show on Earth (BBC4 2013); Who were the Greeks? (BBC2, 2014); Roman Britain from the Air (ITV, 2014); and Rome’s Invisible City (BBC1, 2015). He also presented the BBC Radio 4 series Spin the Globe from 2013-2014.

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Praise for The Magician

“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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