The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

The Alchemyst

byMichael Scott

Kobo ebook | May 22, 2007

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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

Irish-born Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors. He has over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore and audiences writing for both adults and young adults. Scott had been published in thirty-seven countries, in twenty languages. S...
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Title:The AlchemystFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 22, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375843175

ISBN - 13:9780375843174

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The alchemist This was an intesting read with a bunch of historical figures both real and of myths.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! The Alchemyst was a great book to read as it had great imagery and was very detailed. It was also very interesting to meet all the characters. This book was definitely intriguing and I definitely recommend to everyone, even if you don't like fantasy
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from intriguing and mesmerizing this was my sons book he lent it to me and i loved it .I was intrigued read it and was totally mesmerized by it naturally because of Harry Potter. i have the entire 6 books will review each one following this review.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5/5 This was a fun read! Lots of "Come to the dark side" and Percy Jackson vibes. I'll def pick up the sequel
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good series. Good start to a good series with cool characters and storyline. Josh and Sophie cool main characters and lots of great side characters too
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series! This series is wonderful, combing elements from from all sorts of myths, legends and history to create a unique fantasy. Love it!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! My daughter started to read this at school (before summer break started), she got so into the book she asked me to buy it for her... now she's hooked on the series! :) I've read about half of this book so far... it's a light read for me but very well written!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read one of the first books that I bought on my kobo, I liked it enough that I got the second one almost immediately.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing Historical History I love historical history and when it's an easy, fun read, it's even better. Flamel is full of secrets and the relationship between Sophie and Josh is a little weird for siblings but I've also never had a twin. I enjoy the hints towards historical past and figures and the way they are implemented into the story.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I read this book wanting to learn more about Nicholas Flamel because not much is mentioned about him in Harry Potter. I wasn't sure what to expect and was completely blown away. It was very exciting and went beyond my expectations
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So so good! I absolutely loved this book! It completely caught me by surprise! I read it when I was younger and re-read it not too long ago and enjoyed it just as much! Highly recommend this and you don't need to be in middle grade to enjoy these books they are so full of magical adventures!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read :) love this series, currently working my way through and diffidently not disappointed!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome series! Great series to get started on! Perfect for all ages!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book If you enjoyed reading Harry Potter books. I do believe you will enjoy this book and the rest of the series. I'm glad my friend brought me this book to read. Awesome book!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I have re read this book so many times and still cant get enough
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool! The writing style of this book was enjoyable and there was just the perfect amount of suspence in this book. I like the concept of mixing characters of different mythologies.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it If you start this series; you're hooked. Written very well and keeps your mind busy. Loved every word of it.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I bought this book years ago and I immediately got the whole series! It's definitely underrated-- the perfect mix of magic, mythology, history, and adventure! I would say this is a great book for kids, but adults can read it too, I'm 20 and I still reread it!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read I love this book! The story is gripping and I love how the weave historical figures into it
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. I loved this book. I love to read about historical fiction and the added effect of magic sealed the deal for me.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book I think this book about me is very correct about my life
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Alchemyst I LOVED this book, mainly because of the description that Mr Scott used.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Alchemyst This book was amazing. The way that the author (Micheal Scott) combined all of the different mythologies with all of the age-old beliefs and legends just blew my mind. When I thought of all the hours of research that would of had to go into this book, I had a new found respect for Scott.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disapointing This book was highly praised by many people but seriously I couldn't force myself to read this. Dull, and slow this book tried to capture the magic and wit of harry potter and failed. The bad guys didn't even seem that bad and honestly the teen characters bored me. The one thing that I can highly praise in this book is the imagery, but other than that this book was a flop.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Greatest Alchemyst. . . The Alchemyst is a book about twins who are sweep up into a mysterious world after a stranger visits one of the twins at there workplace. From that point on they are on the run from varies things that they thought were stuff of legends. They find out that it isn't by chance that they are involved in this mystery but that they are an intrigue part to the salvation of the rest of the world. I enjoyed this book, it was fun and interesting and very well paced. I love the incorporation of all different kinds of myths and legends. It's also great how the twins mentor and the main antagonists are based on real people. Great read.
Date published: 2012-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! This book was actually one of the first books that I purchased with my Kobo and I enjoyed it enough that I continued with the entire series and will read the newest book when it is released.
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book for young teens Sophie and Josh Newman are normal teen-aged twins whose world suddenly turns upside down. It turns out that their bosses are actually immortal, most mythologies are true, Atlantis existed, and they themselves are the key to saving or destroying the world. Packed with action from the first page, The Alchemyst launches a fast-paced, adventure filled series where the fate of the world lies with two seemingly ordinary people. Fantasy fans who love an unrelenting pace in their reads are sure to enjoy these novels! I will admit that I'm a little late to the game on this series. In fact, I've owned the first four books for a couple of years, but hadn't yet gotten around to reading them. My loss, as it turns out. The Alchemyst is a great fantasy book for younger teens who have enjoyed the Harry Potter books, and also for those teens who get bored of a story when the descriptive sections run too long. There's plenty of intrigue for the readers who want to "figure it out", and tons of action for those looking for a wild ride. Truly the first novel in this series has a little something for everyone!
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I didn't even realize it was a book for younger readers.... I picked this book up because I had heard many positive things about it and that it had a lot to do with mythology, history, etc and I love those topics. So the book is about Josh and Sophie, teenage twins, who get caught up in a war between their employers Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle (hundreds of years old immortals, in posession of an important book the Codex) and John Dee an equally powerful and immortal man working for the darker powers. What entails is an adventure story, filled with mythological and historical characters from all areas of the world and religion. If you're a history buff this book is for you. The best thing about the book is that besides the twins, all of the characters (Nicky, Perry, John Dee) were real people that did exist. And the Dark Elders are characters of various myths. The mixing of reality and fantasy helps to make this a great book. The only thing it ends rather abruptly, which for me is ok because the next two books in the series are already published and another three are on the way in the next few years. A good book, adults can read it, I feel it's a bit too advanced for younger children but 10 and up would probably get a kick out of it, yet they would most likely have to look up various characters, places, etc.
Date published: 2009-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic. this book is an absolutely great novel, and an excellent way to start a series. With enough valid historical references to mythology and proven history, this novel is an excellent choice for the history nuts and newcomers alike. The author paints a very intricate picture of everything, from scenery to characters in a way that it isn't dull, nor unimportant. Great read overall.
Date published: 2009-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Unexpected Delight! I was recommended this book by a co-worker, whose tastes in novels run alongside magic, epic journeys in a boys genre of teen and young reader fiction. Which, don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but it's not always the first thing I pick up. I am however, a huge fan of history and magic! Both of which run amok in this book. The plot pace is steady, never dull and certain chalk full of tons of histories greatest villains and heroes! The fate of the world rests on the young shoulders of a pair of fraternal twins, Sophie and Josh, which is something I admire greatly about this book. Why rest the fate of the world on one tormented teenage mind when you can have two! It's always said that two heads are better then one and I can't agree more here. If you enjoy a great adventure, magic, myth and history, PICK THIS UP!
Date published: 2009-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Imagery! Josh and Sophie are twins who had just only a month ago found jobs across from each other in San Fran. Then out of the blue, a mysterious Dr. John Dee ransacks the bookstore Josh was working at to go after his boss, Nick Fleming. Things get out of control when Nick's wife is kidnapped and Dee steals a book called the Codex, and Sophie and Josh are pulled into Nick's world. He tells them his real name, Nicolas Flamel, and how he is actually hundreds of years old. The Codex contains potions and spells that can turn rocks into jewels and the recipe for eternal life. Now that the book is in Dee's hands, he can use it to destroy the world of the humani, and bring back the Dark Elders. The storyline is old and pretty common among magic books, but The Alchemyst was very well written and had thorough descriptions. Though some parts were a bit dry at times, it wasn't too bad a read.
Date published: 2009-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome fantasy! I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down (literally). You can really relate to the two main characters. The plot at first seems a little unlikely, but uses a few people we know through history, and surprisingly, it gets you thinking / reving your imagination. I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves fanatasy!
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read A charming story centred around twins who discover that one of them is working for Nicholas Flamel, the famed Alchemyst and holder of the secrets of immortality, "The Alchemyst" is, at its heart, the beginning of an adventure story. Sophie and Josh are independant fifteen year olds - twins - who are used to getting by on their own. Their parents are archeologists, and gone for long stretches at a time, and it breathes a believability into their reactions to some very strange events - they're used to handling things by themselves. Whether or not they can handle being prophesized heroes of the world, however, remains to be seen. Blending mythology and an enjoyable wit together for young readers, Scott has the beginning to a fun tale here that is likely to delight fans of the 'magic is real' genre.
Date published: 2008-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I didn't realise that this book was based on the french alchemist who was rumoured to be immortal. This in itself should make you want to read it. Keeps you on your toes..for those who still believe in magic.
Date published: 2008-07-02