Book Review: The Enchantress by Michael Scott

Title: The Enchantress
Author: Michael Scott
Paperback Edition, 517 Pages
Publisher: Random House
Published: May 1st, 2012
3.5/5 stars

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15813582-the-enchantress

Summary:

The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.

San Francisco:
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?

Danu Talis:
Sophie and Josh Newman traveled 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?

Review:

All moments finally leads to this. The characters are scattered across the world, through 10.000 years gap between them, each of them facing their own problem and monsters. It ties up all the loop holes, and answered all the questions. But it feels anti-climatic to me.

I love how all the events in this book are happening in 10 days. It can be draggy at some points, but overall everything works really well. So many things happened, so many revelations, and it build up a really good suspense.

I love how all the myths, legends, and shadowrealms are hiding in our plain sight. I loved how once upon a time, they all lived together in one place and knew each other. They lived and fought with each other.

I love how there’s almost no romantic aspects of this book. It only focuses on saving the world.

I love how amazing the character developments are. How far Sophie and Josh had become, how they’ve dealt with everything and how they’ve accepted who they are. I love how the bad guys could switched sides and be the good guys, and vice verca.

I never saw that ending coming. I was expecting some amazing great battle that eventually sinks Danu Talis, but nope, it didn’t happened. Everything was happening so fast, and I wasn’t statisfied with it. It was a long build-up, but it ended with barely any battle (or if there are any, Michael Scott didn’t write it on the book).

I also wants to know more about Tsagaglalal and Abraham the Mage. And I need a closure for Virginia and Sophie. I expected more.

But overall, it was a pretty enjoyable read, and a not-really-dissapointing final book.

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