The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.
Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.
But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?
Sophie and Josh Newman travelled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it’s on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.
Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what – or who – the twins will be fighting for.
Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost. But will the twins of legend stand together?
Or will they stand apart – one to save the world and one to destroy it?
The Enchantress by Michael Scott is the 6th and last book in the series. It always did have a big task, bringing together all the strands and finally letting us as readers know the secrets surrounding the twins, Sophie and Josh. The book is thick and I was expecting an epic tale, one that would live up to the last five books, and I have to say it was enjoyable and full of action, but I still feel a sense of disappointment, because the potential in the story carried through the last five books to make this one amazing ending, just never really happened.
The characters are just amazing, I loved the interaction and the humour between them, and the way some of those initially bad guys did the right thing, it was so well written in terms of how that was achieved, and how the interaction and the humour and also the closeness of the characters added a depth to the story and made you really care about these characters. Really there were many main characters, you think of Sophie and josh at the beginning as being the main characters, but all these other characters as they are introduced have a strong place in your hear too. For example Machievelli, Billy the Kid, Virginia Dare, all started off in my mind not being on the right side, but by the end of the book they more than proved themselves. The way that so many historical characters were used and how they helped take the story forward, was clever.
I was disappointed that the last book saw the Flamels, along with some of the other main characters stuck on Alcatraz, still fighting the monsters, while the rest of the plot took place in Danu Talis set in the past. It felt wrong that they were not all together to fight that last most important fight, that too much time was spent on delaying the monsters leaving the island and not enough time on the ending, which seemed rushed and non-fulfilling to me as a reader.
The twins, well that was it really they were not twins, I had difficulty with this part and with the knowledge of their parents true identity, and how they could have spent all that time not knowing, or even having a glimmer of the truth about them.
There were a fair amount of unanswered questions, and I wonder if at some stage there will be a prequel book that will give those answers.
However, overall this has been one amazing journey and I can only thank the author for such an imaginative well written series of books that I have enjoyed enormously. I would have to recommend this series, its brilliant.