The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Lost Stories Collection
By: Michael Scott
Random House Children’s
Sci-Fi & Fantasy/ Teens & YA
Publish Date 2 November 2021
I would like to thank both NetGalley and Random House for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this collection of short stories.
Good Reads Synopsis:
The legendary alchemyst Nicholas Flamel and his wife, the sorceress, Perenelle, traveled the globe for centuries before they discovered the Twins of Legend, Josh and Sophie Newman. Secrets abound—and now you can discover even more of the Flamels’ story in this new volume of nine stories set in the world of the internationally bestselling series.
Stand with the Flamels when they find the Codex, the book that holds the secret to their immortality. Follow Machiavelli under the perilous streets of Paris. Join Scatty and her twin, Aoife, as they journey through mysterious shadowrealms. From encounters with enemies both human and inhuman to alliances forged with new characters from history, myth, and folklore, you will uncover mysteries from the past and find answers to questions remaining in the original series.
The Lost Stories Collection contains never-seen-in-print stories featuring series favorites like Niccolò Machiavelli, Billy the Kid, Virginia Dare, and William Shakespeare, as well as new characters like Edgar Allan Poe and St. Nicholas.
Every myth holds a grain of truth. Discover the truth now!
This short story collection has eight stories. When I average out the star ratings for each story it comes to around a 3-star rating.
The first story is Aoife of the shadow which I gave s stars. This is about one twin sister who is in the shadows mourning the loss of her sister. It goes through how the loss happens. By the way her sister isn’t dead they just aren’t speaking to each other. The story was a bit long and I got bored.
Story Two: Scathoch The Shadow and the Clan of Eriu was a 4-star read. This is the twin sister to Aoife. Scathoch is lost and is trying to find way to help someone she knows. On her way she is attacked by the Eriu. The Eriu didn’t attack her to hurt her they were trying to protect her by not allowing her to enter a certain area. You will have to read the story to find out why.
Story Three: Nicholas Flamel and the Codex. I gave this story 3.5 stars. This story tells you how they got the Codex.
Story Four: The Death of Joan of Arc. I gave this story 4 stars. Did Joan of Arc really die or was she saved. You will have to read the story.
Story Five: Machiavelli: Guardian of Paris. I gave this story 3 stars. Machiavelli guards Paris. Things are happening there that shouldn’t. He goes on an adventure to find out what is going on and to put a stop to it.
Story Six: Virginia Dare and The Rat Catcher. I gave this story 3 stars. Who is the rat catcher? Why is Virigina Dare after him? This is about a captain who has 13 packages that need to be delivered to a swampy area in the middle of night. What is in the packages and why deliver them at night? Read the story to find out.
Story Seven: Nicholas and the Krampus. I gave this story 3 stars. This actually is about Santa Claus. Santa Claus tricks Nicholas and wife into going on a trip with him. The Krampus wants to get rid of Santa Claus and the Flamels need to stop it from happening or there will be no Christmas.
Story Eight: Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas. I gave this story 4 stars. Billy is in Vegas for a fun time and the Vampyres want to get rid of him.
That was a quick review of each story. It was hard keeping it simple, and I know very vague, but I didn’t want to give much away. If you want to learn more, you will have to read the book.