Reviews for Enchantress : Library Edition

AudioFile Reviews 2012 July
In the final installment of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, the multiple stories developed in previous books come together in an intricate mix of alliances, betrayal, prophecy fulfillment, and destiny. The cast includes more than a dozen main characters who span a multitude of countries of origin, as well as species. Paul Boehmer provides each with an immediately identifiable voice. The story covers millennia and takes place in a variety of locations, and many chapters begin with dialogue as opposed to narration. Through accent, cadence, and intonation, Boehmer consistently transports the listener to the proper place and time. A satisfying series conclusion is made all the better by Boehmer's skilled portrayals. K.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 September

Gr 5-8--In the final book (Delacorte, 2012) in the series, Michael Scott brings his convoluted tale of shifting times, places, and loyalties to its conclusion with some surprising twists. Gods and immortals, once aligned with the Dark Elders, are assisting Nicholas and Perenelle to prevent the monsters on Alcatraz from reaching San Francisco. Dee has successfully transported Josh and Sophie 10,000 years into the past to Danu Talis. Dee's plans for domination are thwarted by the arrival of Isis and Osiris, who declare that they are Josh and Sophie's parents. They take away Dee's immortality and whisk the twins away to the capital city where they will be expected to present themselves as the rightful rulers of Danu Talis. Dee is granted a temporary stay of execution when Marethyu (better known as Death) arrives with a deal. He will temporarily prolong Dee's life in exchange for her help in fulfilling Abraham's prophecy. Meanwhile, Scathach prepares to assist the Humani of Danu Talis with their uprising against Anubis. Scott does a credible job of keeping his vast cast of characters pertinent to the plot by dividing them into groups according to time and place and focusing on each group in alternating chapters. However, this technique appears to be a way to pad the story to flesh out the book. Paul Boehmer's over-dramatic delivery will play well with the intended audience. He does a stellar job of pronouncing the variety of difficult names, but he does not distinguish between the various European accents.--Cary Frostick, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, VA

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