The Necromancer

By Micheal Scott, presentation by Jessie Crandall


In The Necromancer, the fourth book in the series The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Micheal Scott, the present day world is seemingly coming to an end. Sophie and Josh Newman, brother and sister, are the only ones who can save it: The two that are one, the one that is all, as is was said in the prophecy. Meanwhile, their friends, Joan of Arc and Scatath the Shadow, find themselves in another world shaped like the Pleistocene Era when they were trying to get to San Francisco to help the Newmans. Sophie and Josh don't know who to trust. John Dee, their enemy, has teamed up with Virginia Dare and has an ultimate sword made from two, which he believes is the acutal answer to the prophecy. At the near end of the book, Josh has just learned fire magic from Prometheus. Then, in the middle of the night, he is hypnotized and brought to Dee, who promises him the power of Necromancy. He says that if Josh will awaken Coatlicue, the Mother of All Gods, she will teach him. At the same time, Sophie and the Flamels are looking into a crystal ball-like object and they know that Coatlicue will destroy him on sight. Will Sophie get to Josh before Coatlicue is released on the world?


Here is an example of some dialogue from the book:

"You have my home address?" he said cautiously.

"I know all there is to know about you, Swordsman."

"How did you know I was here?" he said.

"You come here most weekends to work on the boat."

"How did you know that?" he asked.

Perenelle smiled but did not answer.

This dialogue proves that Niten is a person who has grown subject to routine, and Perenelle knows more than people think.

Nicholas squinted at Josh, hie pale eyes looking somewhat unfocused. "You could eat now if you wish, but by the time you're finished, Prometheus might have changed his mind." He smiled and asked lightly, "So, Josh, Fire magic or food?"

This shows how Nicholas is treating the situation seriously and is not humorous.

Figurative Language

I found some examples of metaphors and personification in The Necromancer. One metaphor is "Her face turned hard" on page 15. This shows that Perenelle is suddenly serious about the subject. "Josh's face swam into view" is the personification that I saw, and that portrays that Sophie has regained consciousness.