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The Alchemyst

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling s Harry Potter but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Alchemyst, book one. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. 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. [A] A riveting fantasy While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read. SLJ, Starred Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385733577
  • 9780385733571
  • 101,418

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"[A] riveting fantasy. While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias . . . those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read." "--School Library Journal, "Starred "Scott offers a classic fantasy . . . that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page. . . . [An] exhilarating fantasy.""--Booklist ""The juxtaposition of our reality with magic and myth is riveting." "--Kirkus Reviews" "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

About Michael Scott

Michael Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, an authority on mythology and folklore, and one of Ireland s most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, Michael has been hailed by the Irish Times as the King of Fantasy in these isles. The Alchemyst is the first book in the Nicholas Flamel series. Look for book two, The Magician; book three, The Sorceress; book four, The Necromancer; book five, The Warlock; and book six, The Enchantress, all available from Delacorte Press. You can follow Michael Scott on Twitter @flamelauthor and visit him at DillonScott.com. "show more

Rating details

113,267 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 32% (36,447)
4 33% (37,585)
3 24% (26,896)
2 8% (8,663)
1 3% (3,676)

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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