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A Book We Love Is Almost Here: The Warlock by Michael Scott

May 13, 2011

Do you love magic?  Centuries old secrets?  Mythology, folklore, and legends?  Are you an avid reader?  Are you a grown up?  A teen?  A boy?  A girl?   If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions then read on, this is important….

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas by Michael Scott is a beloved and bestselling series which began in 2007 with The Alchemyst, followed by The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer and now the fifth installment (there will be six in total), The Warlock , which goes on sale in less than 2 weeks (Tuesday, May 24, 2011).  

If you’re already an avid fan (and there are many), then you’re in for a treat today!  And if you haven’t discovered this series yet, we hope that you’ll be enticed to do so after reading this post which is chock-full of great information, links and even a chapter excerpt, as well as loads of critical praise. 

Click on the following link to get a sneak peek of The Warlock before it’s release on May 24th: The Warlock_Excerpt

And discover 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sophie & Josh:

  1. Sophie and Josh were born in Providence, Rhode Island, on December 21, 1991. Sophie was born at 7:10 a.m.  Josh was born 28 seconds later.
  2. Josh is phobic about snakes, rats, spiders and scorpions.
  3. Sophie’s favorite ice-cream is chunky money; Josh hates it. He prefers sorbet to ice cream.
  4. The twins’ parents have never allowed them to have a pet—Sophie would love a cat, while Josh wants a dog.
  5. Josh recently started singing (badly) in his friend’s band, called The Really Bad Band.
  6. Both Sophie and Josh have red belts in tae kwon do.
  7. Sophie’s favorite color is purple and her favorite stone is amethyst.
  8. Josh doesn’t have a favorite color, but he never wears white (it gets dirty too quickly).
  9. Sophie can scream so loudly it is painful to hear, and Josh cannot whistle.
  10. They both agree that the trip to Egypt, four years ago, was one of the best vacations they’d ever had. They saw the Sphinx, the Pyramid of Unas, and the Abu Rawash Pyramid of Dejedefre.

 More truths you probably didn’t know….

  • There are two streets in Paris named after Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel: Rue Nicholas Flamel and Rue Perenelle.
  • The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 and weighs around 10,000 tons.
  • Ojai, in California, was originally called City of Nordhoff.
  • The ruins of Scathach’s fort, on the Isle of Skye, still exist: they are called Dun Scaith (The Fort of Shadows).

(A great hook for our educator readers: all of the characters in the series, with the exception of Sophie and Josh, are real characters from myth, folklore, or history and thus can be researched!)

Here’s what the critics have to say…

A New York Post Post-Potter Pick

A Parenting Magazine Parenting Pick

“[A] riveting fantasy. . . . A fabulous read.”—School Library Journal, Starred


“Scott offers a classic fantasy . . . that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page. . . . [An] exhilarating fantasy.”—Booklist


“If you thought Nicholas Flamel and the elixir of life were creations of J. K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, think again.”—The Washington Post


“It is perfect for anyone and really teaches the importance of trust and the special bond between siblings.”—


“The Alchemyst could be the start of something Harry big in young-adult fantasy.”—The Seattle Post-Intelligencer


“The plot zings along at a satisfying pace with enough battles and magic to satisfy the most jaded teen fantasy fans.” —VOYA


“Michael Scott blends mystery, fantasy, and history perfectly together into an adrenaline-filled, addicting novel.” —


“Scott’s readers are devoted to his books—and don’t be surprised to show up and learn that not a few of them are adults.” —The Austin American-Statesman


“Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred


Still want more? 

Click here to read a fascinating Q&A with the author. 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2011 10:57 am

    Haven’t read any of them yet! But they are on my “to read” list now -Thanks!


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