After finishing the final installment in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, I feel somewhat cheated. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series and was enthralled with the way Scott had successfully woven so many wonderful historical characters into his well thought out world of magic and monsters. Unfortunately after the first 3 books in the series, the story lost its charm and the remaining books each left me more frustrated than the last.
Far too many characters and not enough plot momentum bogged this series down to the point where it was a chore to finish the later books. The entire series of SIX books spans only THREE days of time in the story. Even though there was plenty of action in the story, with only a single day (or less) being covered in each book, there was so much detail that the plot became lost. The characters were interesting and well written, but with such an abundance of them it became hard to keep track of them all and those that were favourites were lost in the crowd. I continued to struggle through believing that all of this would eventually lead to a satisfying ending for Sophie and Josh, the Twins of Legend. Sadly, the satisfying ending never really came. The final book did wrap up many of the characters stories, but the looping and ambiguous nature of the ending didn’t make the struggle to get there feel worth it. I think that if this series had been edited down to 3 or 4 books, it could have been amazing. Have you read the series? What did you think… am I judging too harshly or did you feel the same?