Anybody who hasn’t read the first five novels in the series definitely should be leery about reading this review – inevitably it’ll contain some (if very mild) spoilers. So, you’re warned! I’d advise only readers of the series up to this point to continue reading…
If you have read The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, and The Warlock then I don’t think you need too much of a summary of the final book, I think, to want to read it – if just to see how it all turns out. So, this will be sparse.
Basically we start where we left off – the twins of legend, Sophie and Josh Newman, have been transported back in time ten thousand years to before the island of Danu Talis fell. They find themselves confronting two people very familiar to them – and wonder what exactly that means.
Meanwhile, Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel are on their last day of life and plan to use it to damage the machinations of evil as much as they can. In San Francisco they attempt to prevent the monsters housed on Alcatraz from being unleashed on the unsuspecting city.
The final book focuses on the final questions of what the prophecy of the twins means – and if the world will be saved…
By clicking on the links above you’ll see my reviews of each of the previous books.
This is a best-selling series; a lot of readers LOVE it!!! Unhappily, I am just not one of those readers.
I liked The Alchemyst, I really liked The Magician, and then from there it all slid quickly downhill for me.
Never did I feel truly connected to the characters, plots seemed to fall apart or be pieced together in a way that seemed made up as it went along – unfortunately it just started to grate on me.
For me, The Enchantress was really more of the same. I was jaded and hopelessly irritated with the people and storylines – the new suspicious characters made me kinda roll my eyes. Many things went unresolved, in my opinion. Characters made questionable, incomprehensible choices.
Apparently, this series is just not my cup of tea.
Because my disinterest was so clear, it felt pointless and almost impossible to read every word – so I ended up skimming through most of The Enchantress. Because I did want to have a good idea of what was going on – I just knew that it was too late for my mind to be changed too awfully much.
Before I go on – I want to stress that this is my opinion only – if you’ve been a fan of the series so far, there’s a great chance you will LOVE The Enchantress – and if you do, I’m happy for you!!! Please do read it and decide for yourself – as a book lover in general, a bibliophile, I never ever want to dissuade someone from reading. Okay?!?!?!
Anyway, as The Enchantress closed I did see some unexpected twists that could hold a lot of meaning for those that are fans – but sadly I had no emotional bond to anything. Overall, I felt that the book got confused and muddled in its own mythology.
Fantastic idea, excellent covers, but unfortunately an execution that left me cold and disappointed.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on The Enchantress – because, again, we’re all different!!!