Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Enchantress

The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6)
Author: Michael Scott
Genre:  Fantasy | Young Adult
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012

Seeing as how this is the last book in the series, Michael Scott was probably under a lot of pressure to make it end with a BANG. He probably felt that he had to do a GRRM and knock out a whole cast of characters, which he did. It was a fucking massacre. The whole process practically screams "I'm trying too hard!" Perhaps he was just trying to induce some sense of emotional response to the characters' deaths, but meh, I didn't feel anything. Especially considering how cheap he made them feel to me. It's like they were introduced into the story solely to be used as cannon fodder. Those are people's lives you're messing with! (not real ones but still =P)

Even though the characters were dropping like flies, the story did manage to be halfway decent. It finally answered the question regarding the role of the twins of legend and the identity of their parents. The book answered a lot of questions that readers may have had about the series as a whole, but along the way it stumbled by inducing several logic fails and deus ex machinas that were just mind-boggling to read. C'mon Michael, dude. The series is gonna end and you come up with this bullshit?!

It finally provided me with closure after all this while. I like to see my series through until the end and Michael Scott provided me with a satisfactory ending that was good enough even though it wasn't great. If you're a fan of the series, you'll definitely enjoy reading this book.

Cover: 5
Characters: 7
Story: 7

Overall:  7/10 (3.5 Stars)