Books like The Warlock
2011, Michael Scott
The Warlock: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (often shortened to The Warlock) is the fifth book of the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel written by Irish author Michael Scott. The novel was released in the USA on May 24, 2011, published by Delacorte Press, which is an imprint of Random House. The UK release date was June 2, 2011, and it made its debut on the USA Today Best Selling List at #13 on the same day.
It is preceded by four other titles (in order of release): The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress and The Necromancer and was followed by the release of The Enchantress. The Warlock in question is Aten, Machiavelli, or Billy the Kid.
At the end of The Necromancer, twins Sophie and Josh Newman were separated. Sophie was left with the now very weak protagonist Nicholas Flamel, his wife Perenelle Flamel and immortal Japanese swordsman Niten, while Josh exited with the main antagonist Dr. John Dee and his accomplice Virginia Dare. Mars Ultor, the Avenger, sees Sophie, accompanied by Niten, seeking a way to reclaim her brother. Nicholas Flamel is unable to help her in the search as he lapsed into unconsciousness after the battle against Dr. Dee, Virginia Dare and the Archon, Coatlicue. Perenelle and Prometheus escape from Hades, Prometheus's long drawn-out punishment shadowrealm, which crumbles into nothing, because Prometheus uses most of his aura to feed the crystal skull.