I've just finished the Sorceress and...
I LOVED IT!!!
Oh my goodness, where do I begin? It was so action-packed. (Opposite of "Twilight" can I get an Amen to that!) My favorite part was when Shakespeare showed up... I just finished reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and that was really cool.
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" I was honestly laughing while reading this!!! Michael has such a great sense of humor... like in the second book when Saint Germain uses Latin and is like "just because it sounds cool": classic.
Te amo, Michael Scott!!!
Question - How much about Shakespeare that was written in The Sorceress is true? Did he really work with Dee, have twins, etc.
I'm guessing the part about him being alive today is fiction... well you never know!
Perenelle was awesome in this book but if I were her I wouldn't have trusted the Morrigan's sisters. Maybe I'm just not an extremely trusting person... whatever.
Can't wait until the next one comes out!!!
I really hope Gilgamesh gets what he wants and dies... I feel so bad for the guy...
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|Anyone have thoughts as to who the Necromancer is? |
I think it's Josh. I think that Machiavelli or maybe even Billy the Kid trains him in the next one.
Might be Josh, but I was pretty sure the Josh is Warlock, and Sophie the Enchantress - last two books in the series, so one for each.
Also, if you go to the general book page on Michael's site (http://dillonscott.com./the-alchemyst/books.htm), he has the blurred out covers for the next 3 books. The Necromancer looks blackish/brownish (since Earth is the next element). Not sure if that would relate to characters, but more importantly the Warlock is distinctly gold-colored, (Josh) while the Enchantress is silver. (Sophie). Of course, these could just be place holder pics, but we'll have to wait and see.
Right now I'm leaning towards Billy the Kid.... we don't know too much about him, and if he was made immortal so young, he has to be REALLY good at something... maybe Necromancy?
I think the Necromancer is Machiavelli. Doesn't Flamel tell the twins that he's a necromancer, sometime around the beginning of book 3? Maybe that was Dee. My friend is borrowing the book right now, so I'm not sure.
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|(from fuzzbinn) Gilgamesh all around was one of my favorite new characters. I thought he was written beautifully and I cried along with Sophie when he gave her the journal page to help him remember her when next they met. When Gilgamesh was training the twins in water magic I believe it was Nicolas (I don't have my book in front of me) who said that his last student flooded the world. Hmmm lots of food for thought there.|
^^I agree that Gilgamesh is awesome. Do you think that "flooded the world" is refering to the biblical flood?
Also - do you think that Gilgamesh might be the necromancer? I'm trying to piece together clues!
Does Gilgamesh come up in history at all? I recognize the name from somewhere...
|well not so much their own past's (although that is a possibility as well) but the general past. This is where things get confusing, Joan and Scatty are in the past (but what is to come is their future), while in the past joan and scatty might do something maybe for examples sake say they cause a chain of events that leads to the fall of danu talis. Well they never knew it was themselves that caused this to happen until it comes to pass, but they do know that the event occurred. So Joan and Scatty being in the past could be a catalyst for some major event that comes to pass later on and effects the twins and the rest of the characters in the story's future, or their being in the past could be the reason why certain events have happened the way they did to lead to present day. See all very confusing but definitely lots of possibilities there.|
Wow this kind of thinking makes my brain hurt! It really all comes down to one thing: do you believe in Fate?
It could be that going back in time would change the present, or that you had gone back in time all along and the present is already like that... okay that's confusing. Time is a complicated thing... I think it is the "fifth elemental magic" - kind of like how it's the fifth dimension. (okay, okay, that's a theory from "A Wrinkle in Time").
Another idea is that a chain of events set off by Joan and Scatty could actually prevent that fall of Danu Talis.... wow.
Except that I don't think they went back quite that far. I think it's like... ice age... or something. Perhaps they'll meet some neanderthals. I can picture Michael having some fun writing about that!!
sorry, this post is getting really really long. I have a lot of thoughts.