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The Alchemyst

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Scott, Michael (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Scott, Michael, 1959-
Title: The alchemyst
the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 375 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 5 6
ISBN: 9780385736008
0385903723
9780385903721
0385733577
9780385733571
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Scott
Subject Headings: San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction. Twins Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction. Supernatural Fiction. Magic Fiction. Alchemists Fiction. Dee, John, 1527-1608 Fiction. Flamel, Nicolas, d. 1418 Fiction. San Francisco (Calif.) Juvenile fiction. Twins Juvenile fiction. Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction. Supernatural Juvenile fiction. Magic Juvenile fiction. Alchemists Juvenile fiction. Dee, John, 1527-1608 Juvenile fiction. Flamel, Nicolas, d. 1418 Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Occult fiction.
Topical Term: Twins
Brothers and sisters
Supernatural
Magic
Alchemists
Twins
Brothers and sisters
Supernatural
Magic
Alchemists
LCCN: 2006024417
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Aug 01, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

1st of a series and right up there with the Harry Potter! I couldn't wait to read the rest of the series. Michael Scott has a great imagination! He mixes all the right elements, magics and creatures in a fabulous story. This is a must read!

Jul 15, 2014
  • Celest123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was (and still am) a big fan of Harry Potter at the beginning of the school year. I finished the Deathly Hallows, and was looking for a new series to fill that empty space of a finished fandom. I stumbled upon this. Yes, the first few chapters were dreadfully boring (I actually had to make a second attempt at reading it after giving up on reading it for a month or so), but once the action came, I fell head-over-heels in love with the series. The plot is fairly complex, and the complexity is what I look for -and love- in a book. And Michael Scott actually -get this- MAKES YOU LIKE BOTH THE ANTAGONISTS AND THE PROTAGONISTS (or at least that was the case with me. The various branches of mythology, the historical figures, the magic, and the modernness is a truly unique combination, and the author writes it perfectly. Now I have to find more of those supposedly many books by him!

Jul 09, 2014
  • orr1234 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A-MA-ZING!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 09, 2014
  • orr1994 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

great book

Jul 05, 2014
  • rowanross10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great read now i have to find out what sulfar smells like.

Jan 22, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good read. I'm impressed with the historical references and mythological elements and characters.

Dec 12, 2013
  • DavidWiz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nicholas Flamel, owner of the famous philosopher's stone, lives with his wife of several centuries in New York, where he runs a bookshop. 15 year-old Josh gets a job working for him, and his twin sister gets a job across the street in a cafe. Both jobs end early as the twins get caught up in a confrontation between Nicholas Flamel and the evil magician John Dee. This is a fun and exciting series, but kind of confusing if you know about different mythologies, because this book mixes them all together, with ancient Greek, Roman, Celtic,Hebrew, Norse and Egyptian heroes, villains and gods all sort of interacting as if they were all part of the same story told different ways.

Nov 13, 2013
  • 0Charlie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I came to this series because of the name Nicholas Flamel (which I had heard of from the Harry Potter series). I enjoyed the melding of ancient magics with modern technology. After waiting several years for all the books in the series, it is strange to look back and realize that the action of the story takes place over 7-8 DAYS (give or take a few milleniums). Recommended for fantasy fiction/mythology readers.

Nov 04, 2013
  • Gurjas123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this series it has so much action and fighting it sooooo gooooooooooooooood

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Jul 15, 2014
  • Celest123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • orr1994 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • orr1994 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this book talks about 2 twin who discover the truth about magic

Jul 09, 2012
  • Dandoona1999 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is about two fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie, and Josh, who are suddenly thrust into a magical world they know nothing about. Suddenly they are told that they are the ones who fulfill the prophecy, and that there is somebody named John Dee, an alchemist, who will stop at nothing to prevent the prophecy from happening. Luckily, they have one person on their side...Nicholas Flamel and his wife support the twins, while they go through a rollercoaster of problems, all because of a prophecy and a book. An ancient book that holds the secret formulas for eternal life.

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Jun 30, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"No, you're not," he said very quietly, his french accent suddenly pronounced."You are the prisoners of circumstance, of coincidence and chance... if you believe in such things." - Nicholas Flamel, Page 196

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