Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Michael Scott - Beloved Irish Writer

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd write about wonderful Irish writer, Michael Scott.

Michael Scott has been writing for over 25 years (his first book was published in 1983), and is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over 100 titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction, Folklore.

Michael is considered an authority on folklore of Celtic lands. His collections, entitled, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends, and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings, are considered the definitive work on the subject. The Irish Times recently proclaimed Michael, "The King of Fantasy in these Isles."

His horror novels, Banshee, Image, Reflection, Imp and Hallows are considered classics of the genre. Michael's fantasy trilogies, Silverhand and Silverlight were published in the U.S. to excellent reviews.

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, is a series of six YA Fantasy novels that chronicle the adventures of 15 year old twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, who stumble into a world of magic that criss-crosses the globe. Many of the characters are from history and mythology, indeed, Nicholas Flamel, a French alchemist, was a real person born in 1313. The film rights to the series have been sold, and the first book, The Alchemist, is in production, set to be released in 2011.

The six books are: The Alchemist, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress.

Check out this beloved Irish YA Fantasy series.

4 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Hi Cynthia,
I just clicked on your blog from Elana's. It's very visually appealing, but I'd personally like to read more about you! I want to get to know who you are by reading your posts. :) You're very welcome to delete this post if you like, but I just had the urge to give you some constructive criticism. And by all means, you're welcome to criticize mine too, as I'm very new at this. :)

Elana Johnson said...

At first I thought you were talking about Michael Scott on The Office! LOL! But my son read The Nicholas Flamel one and loved it. :)

Cassandra Frear said...

My favorite fantasy series is The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Matthew Rush said...

Michael Scott's the immortal series is so much fun. I love sitting in front of the computer and pulling up each mythical creature/person he mentions on Wikipedia as I read.

One question: When you said the book is set to be released in 2011 were you talking about the film or the next novel in the series? You can't be talking about the first book because my daughter and I already own the first three.

Great post otherwise!