The history behind the purchase of this book is very funny. Well, I will not tell that because it is quite embarrassing. It is best left to your imagination. If you have a guess, please do comment below, I won’t bite. Hahah. Okay, this book has been there with me for around 2 years and I never thought of opening it. Leave about reading it. It always kind of intimidated me. The book about secrets of Nicholas Flammel? I was also intrigued because Nicholas Flammel is a HP character. Though there is literally nothing about him except that he has Philosophers stone. I always wanted to know about this mysterious guy. Believe me this book is nothing about his real existence or something. It is pure fiction but based on many real life facts and legends. The author, I think did a humongous research before he delved into this mystic world of powers. This a series of six books. All are amazing, trust me. If you read one, you will want to read the next!
Without further ado, let’s jump right into the review.
One more thing, it has been so long since I read this book. May be if I re read this series I might not like it that much. This review is based on my initial feelings and thoughts. This might be tad bit clumsy, but I will try to make it as lucid as possible.
I usually hate to put Good reads blurbs in my blog. I have no other way, I am so tired now. Lot of college work. Also I want to talk more about what I like in this book rather than spending more time on the plot.
# Book Review
The book begins with the twins working their summer jobs in different shops but quite near by. I will tell you this, when I first began to read the book, I had no idea what type of magic they are going to use or what spells they will use. I was taken aback with the magic. The magic they use is so pure ( in my opinion, I truly believe in elemental magic and I admire authors who write good about that). May be that is the reason I like ” The magisterium series” by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I love Harry Potter too. Well, I literally feed on HP everyday. My FB wall is full of HP memes and other HP related stuff. Yet somewhere deep inside I think the wand magic is artificial and I don’t completely agree with that kind of thing.
To begin with, that is what stole my heart in the first place. The Elemental Magic.The second thing, the story is relatable, not all of it but some parts of the twins lives actually were human. The third thing, I love books with more world building. HP comes at the top of the list. This book is no less than HP. It has beautiful descriptions of places, I would probably never visit in my life and the book was alive talking directly to me. I think the last part is the thing which took away the hesitation I had before picking up the next book in this series.
The author managed to fit in many historical characters and heroes right into the main plot of the story. Reading this book will also give you a good idea on all mythological legends and stories that existed for ages. The whole story is set in present day world, but the gist of it makes you feel as if you are in an old colossal museum of facts that you didn’t know exsisted. This book talks about creatures which didn’t walk this planet for eons.
It is just amazing. To think about stuff like this, makes me crazy. Once I started this series I never left it.
I don’t want this to be a huge review, which will probably go over your head or it will leave you confused in the middle. So, that is it from my side. You give me your take on this series. If you have another elemental magic related books that you have read and appreciated please let me know below in the comments section. I could really use a book like that right now. This engineering stuff, just beats the shit out of me.