This article is about the book by Michael Scott. For the titular character of The Sorceress, see Perenelle Flamel.

The Sorceress
The first edition US cover.
Basic Information
Title The Sorceress
Other Names Unknown
Author Michael Scott
First Release Date 26 May 2009 (U.S. & Canada)

1 June 2009 (Australia)

25 June 2009 (UK & Ireland)

Titular Character Perenelle Flamel
Proceeded By The Magician
Succeeded By The Necromancer
First English Edition Information
General Information US Hardcover
Publisher Random House
Publication Date 26 May 2009
Cover Artwork Michael Wagner
Pages 483
English Audiobook Information
Publisher Listening Library (Random House)
Publication Date 26 May 2009
Length 14:03:43
Narrator Paul Boehmer
The Sorceress is a novel by Irish author Michael Scott, the third part in the six-book series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, and is the sequel to The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. It was released on May 26, 2009 in the U.S. and will be released on June 25, 2009 in the U.K.

Titular character

The book's title, The Sorceress, refers to Perenelle Flamel, as stated by Michael Scott in his Fan Forum.

Plot Summary

The well known immortal Alchemyst Nicholas Flamel must take a risk and take Josh and Sophie Newman (twins foretold to save the world) to London, where the oldest immortal human lives: The master of the element of water, Gilgamesh the King. But what Nicholas Flamel withholds from the twins is that Gilgamesh the King is insane. Though he has no aura - and hence cannot use his powers, he can still pass on his knowledge to an awakened human. If Gilgamesh refuses to teach the twins they will be unable to escape back to San Francisco using the Ley Lines, and will be trapped in Dr. John Dee's city. Even worse, they will be in his hometown of London, where he is at his strongest. Unfortunately, the Dark Elders have awakened an ancient being even more powerful and mysterious than them: an Archon. The Archon is known as the Horned God and is the leader of a pack of wolf people called the Wild Hunt. He has amazing brute strength and retains the power to make people members of his pack. According to myth he was once extremely beautiful, but now only his face is. He is part beast, and Dr. Dee believes that he has little or no magical prowess. Simultaneously, Perenelle is trapped on Alcatraz with the friendly but untrustworthy spider elder, Areop-Enap after narrowly escaping the Sphinx and defeating The Morrigan. A.K.A The Crow Goddess. Morrigan has been suppressed sufficiently by the Words of Power that resided on the island that her body was retaken by her two sisters, Macha and Badb. Perenelle can make fleeting contact with Nicholas and the twins using scrying.


In order of publishing and selling:

1. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

2. The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

3. The Sorceress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

4. The Necromancer: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

5. The Warlock: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

6. The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Books in Flamel Universe
Main series
The AlchemystThe MagicianThe SorceressThe NecromancerThe WarlockThe Enchantress
Short stories
Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of VegasThe Death of Joan of Arc