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The Warlock: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 5

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Penultimate in edu-taining fantasy series harder to love.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


This book series is totally awesome! I was so hooked in it, I couldn't wait for The Warlock to come out!
age 10+
I absolutely loved this book....It was a history lesson as well as an action packed adventure. My children and I have read all of the books in this series and we are hooked. Wonderful storytelling.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (2):

We're on book five now, and watching the author's ambitious melding of many myths, eras, cultures, belief systems, and crazy creatures has been extremely edu-taining. And at this point, readers are quite invested (it's practically guaranteed that they've spent some time on Wikipedia looking up Scathach, the sphinx, the world tree, Gilgamesh, and many other pieces of and characters in the story).

But the heart of the story is the twins and their awakening. Or at least it was. In THE WARLOCK, they never get to show off their powers or save the day in any way. They're in mopey "how'd I get myself into this end of the world stuff?" mode. And Josh, his every thought tainted by a cursed sword, is barely there at all. Readers will miss having the siblings anchor this volume and may find the split story and myriad characters recalling myriad moments in the past even more distracting and muddled this time around. Warlock's saving grace? The very last page. Yup. It'll really get readers wondering how the series will all end. Let's hope the last book will hold together better than this one did.

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