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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.


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.


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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 1, 2012

    Corgi Childrens

    496 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook


    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    496 pages

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