The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter--but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book one of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel's tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives.

Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries?
The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects--the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it.
There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it.

"The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil."--Bustle

Read the whole series!
The Alchemyst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer
The Warlock
The Enchantress
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 175 x 216 x 33mm | 522g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385733577
  • 9780385733571
  • 132,909

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Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:
A New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kids' Indie Next List Selection
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
An ILA Young Adult Choice Book
An ILA Children's Choice Winner

"The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil."--Bustle

★ "[A] riveting fantasy . . . fabulous read." --School Library Journal, Starred

★ "Readers will be swept up." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up." --VOYA

"An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter's recent exeunt." --Booklist
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About Michael Scott

An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he was hailed by the Irish Times as "the King of Fantasy in these isles." Look for the six books in his New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series: book one, The Alchemyst; book two, The Magician; book three, The Sorceress; book four, The Necromancer; book five, The Warlock; and book six, The Enchantress. You can visit Michael Scott at dillonscott.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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Rating details

155,154 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 33% (50,798)
4 33% (51,937)
3 23% (35,443)
2 7% (11,562)
1 3% (5,414)

Our customer reviews

I just loved the imagination and daring that Michael Scott has. He's shown it so well in the book beautifully portraying characters and storyline. I feel that I am getting Tolkeins detail (to a lesser extent) mixed with a mature storyline (insert author here). Written (I think) for 12+ but adults may enjoy the edpth and intellligence of it. I give it a four because it doesn't have quiet enough pace and takes time to develop. Having said that I am a hard judge so can't bring it up to 5- more a 9/10...show more
by Kirsty McKellar
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