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The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

The Alchemyst (2007)

by Michael Scott

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Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (1)

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Twins, Sophie and Josh Newman inadvertently find themselves caught up in the middle of a centuries old struggle between legendary figures and rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee. Flamel and his wife believe that the twins are the ones prophesied about in an ancient book, the only ones that can save the world. The twins are swept up into a world they never knew existed and become aware of magic all around them, and find themselves in the company of- and fighting against- mythical beings. ( )
  danielle.trotter | Feb 3, 2016 |
Narrated by Denis O'Hare. A fantasy with substance and action. American twins Josh and Sophie suddenly learn they are the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy which is an intriguing setup for sequels to come, particularly when there has only been time for Sophie's magic to be awakened and Josh resents being left out. Sibling rivalry and sorcery! Since I'm not the big fantasy fan, I don't plan to continue the series. But one to recommend for young fans. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This was a cute story for a younger audience. The action seemed too random and uncohesive. I'm not reading the next one in this series. ( )
  Belles007 | Jan 17, 2016 |
This was a lot of fun to read and I can't wait to go pick up the next one. It combined mythology with modern day thriller and a good coming of age story (making choices/right vs wrong ect). ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
I've always been interested in this book and finally got a copy off of bookmooch. I enjoyed it more than expected although as it is written for younger readers there are a few plot holes that I keep grring at. I'll see where it goes. ( )
  jadedlioness | Dec 29, 2015 |
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The immortal Michael Scott, John Dee and the dark elders have been fighting for a long time for the most magical book ever created. The book of Abraham the mage or the codex. If john Dee and the dark elders has the book in their hands it would be chaos. Josh and Sophie Newman are the twins from the prophecy so that means that they are the saviors of the earth. Josh's aura is pure gold and Sophie's aura is pure silver. while josh and Sophie had gone to hekates shadow realm to be awakened (to use power from your auras). Sophie and josh had to be awakened so Sophie had gone first and as the ending of Sophie's awakening john Dee had started war in hekates shadow realm. hekate had created her shadow realm so her shadow realm was destroyed so she was destroyed with it. hekate had gone too protect her realm without awakening josh and through out the book josh was mad at Nicholas flamel because Sophie's senses were hurting her. After hekates shadow realm got destroyed they went to scatty's, mother the witch of Ojai. john Dee almost gets josh to go on the side with the dark elders but Sophie had convinced him not too. they had teleported to Paris through a leygate to find someone to train Sophie and hopefully awaken josh.
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Een magisch boek wordt gestolen. De twee die één zijn zullen de wereld redden....of vernietigen
For Claudette, of course
iamque opus exegi
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I am legend.
I want you to remember that everything you know—or think you know—about myth and legend is not necessarily false, nor is it entirely true. At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth. I suspect that much of your knowledge comes from movies and TV. Xena and Dracula have a lot to answer for. All minotaurs are not evil, the Gorgon Medusa did not turn every man to stone, not all vampires are blood drinkers, the Were clans are a proud and ancient race.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385736002, Paperback)

He holds the secret that can end the world.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.

The records show that he died in 1418.

But his tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.

Sometimes legends are true.

And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

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While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.… (more)

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