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 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 3 out of 5 by from The Alchemyst by Michael Scott -- Stuck in San Francisco while their parents are on another expedition for their work, Sophie and Josh witness something that will change their lives forever. Everything that is supposed to be fantasy – magic, immortals, and alien creatures – all become reality when Dr. Dee comes to the bookshop and steals the Codex – a book that Nicholas Flamel kept safe and hidden, and will now be used to end the world as they know it. There is no turning back now, but Sophie and Josh are more a part of it then they think. Part of an ancient prophecy made before anything human lived on earth, Sophie and Josh both might be the key to defeating the last of the Dark Elders and saving humankind. -- Well, I actually had pretty high expectations for this series, I thought it would be really amazing. It’s not that I was disappointed after I finished I just thought that the book would have more than it did. The characters were really good, I liked the ongoing dilemma that Josh was having was having with the whole uneven twin thing, that is something that I know will carry on to the next book. He was an in depth character that at least made a little drama in the plot line. The rest of the characters were kind of meh, then again, there are 3 or 4 other books that can be added in but I’m just not feeling it with the characters. The bad guys didn’t even seem evil at all! Another thing that was interesting but I don’t know if I liked it or not, was the fact that the whole book happened in only 2 or 3 days. I think that that is sort of unrealistic. Even though things do happen fast and stuff, it seemed to me like it should have been a sort of week long thing, again, I don’t know what to think about that. I really liked how it would zoom in on one person’s feelings at the time though. It was in third person but on some chapters it would focus on Josh, sometimes the wife in the prison and etc etc. I didn’t like how childish Josh and Sophie were though. They were 15 in the book but I feel like their characters acted like they were 1 or 2 years younger. Anyway, I’ll give this one a 3.5 because it was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. Check out the other books in the series, and the website. http://www.dillonscott.com/ . I have no idea why it’s called dillonscott but that’s okay Later Cheese Graters, MRR
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good I liked this lots of magick involved
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best series since 'Harry Potter'! This is the first book in a GREAT series. Really well written, random stuff mentioned in the first book ties in later on. I reccomend this book for boys and girls about 8+.
Date published: 2009-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is interesting and so far my favourite. Can't wait to finish the series ^^ Everyone should read this book. It really is descriptive and teaches a lot about gods and what they are. Also it is an interesting series. I plan to read every book. It is my favourite so far. Now Michal Scott is my favourite author. On book one, after you finish the book, continue reading from right there. What Dee and the others are are there. It helps you understand what somethings mean so the 007 part doesn't seem far-fetched about some dumb movie called James Bond 007. Well thats over 600 of my words on my thought of this book! ~~Bailey Running~~
Date published: 2009-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Alchemyst I had great hopes for this book. The story of Nicholas Flamel is timeless in nature. Nicholas Flamel is a legend; he has been making an elixir to sustain his youth for centuries. Flamel found the recipe for the elixir of life in the Book of Abraham. This powerful book also contains other information that if it was possessed by the wrong hands it would give the dark elders control of the world and the world would end as we know it. The Book of Abraham is stolen from Nicholas Flamel and with the help of two mortal teenager twins, Sophie and Josh Newman; the quest begins to retrieve the book and to save the world in the process. I found the book slow and really not that interesting. It is nice to have the mythological characters spattered throughout the book, but the book is dull and lacked humour and excitement.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Very entertaining from the start. There are no lulls in the action or story line. Highly recommended for all ages. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
Date published: 2008-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Fantasy novel! The Alchemyst is a great book! The action kicks off from the first page and leaves you wanting more and more. I love mythology, so I was very happy to find that it was full of mythological creatures from Greek, Egyptian and many other types of myths! There's vampires, Golems, Egyptian gods and much more! I never knew much about Nicholas Flamel. The only thing I knew was that in Harry Potter he created the Philosopher's stone. The truth is that J.K Rowling didn't create him. Nicholas Flamel was believe to be the greatest alchemist of all time, and one day he mysteriously disappeared. This book explains his life and much, much more! A great book full of magic, definetly a must read!
Date published: 2007-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of this world! a MUST read!!! This book by far exceeded my expectations! When I started reading it, I was hoping for a good read, but to be perfectly honest, after finishing the Harry Potter series, I wasn't expecting much. This book is the first book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series that blew me away! You start out in San Francisco CA, with twin siblings, Sophie and Josh Newman, that work across the street from each other. Sophie at The Coffee Cup and Josh at The Small Book Shop, which is owned and run by Nick and Perry Flemming, or so they think. Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel has been around for over 700 years and the twins are introduced to the world of alchemy, sorcerery, necromancy, and the world of magiks that have gone unseen in this world for thousands of years by the dulled senses of the humani. The book only tells two days of the story, but is jam packed full of action and adventure. This book is a must read. The next big series in the children's fantasy world.
Date published: 2007-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun start to a new series 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: 2007-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasy at its finest The Alchemyst is a fantastical dark tale set in contemporary America, in a world where legends abound and nothing is too weird to be true. It is in this unusual realm that Josh and Sophie Newman discover themselves trapped hopelessly, helplessly in the middle of a slowly transpiring legend. What they’re up against: millennia-old magicians, immortal warriors, and scores of possessed cats and birds who can rip anyone’s eyes out in the blink of an eye. You would think that things can’t possibly get worse - yet it does. In the impossible but contemporary world of Michael Scott’s The Alchemyst, even Muhammad Ali wouldn’t stand a chance. So how are Josh and Sophie supposed to survive, let alone save the world, like they’re destined to? A delicate, painstakingly crafted work of modern fantasy, The Alchemyst is an action-packed novel that never dwindles for even a moment. The extraordinary plot, drama, and characters bring me to believe that Michael Scott’s latest book will go down as a classical literary masterpiece. Like the immortal characters in the story, The Alchemyst will hopefully someday live on to tell the tale when all of us are gone. Teens of any age and gender will enjoy this story, as long as you have the thirst for fantasy, and the capacity for a wild adventure that may never end!
Date published: 2007-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasy at its finest The Alchemyst is a fantastical dark tale set in contemporary America, in a world where legends abound and nothing is too weird to be true. It is in this unusual realm that Josh and Sophie Newman discover themselves trapped hopelessly, helplessly in the middle of a slowly transpiring legend. What they’re up against: millennia-old magicians, immortal warriors, and scores of possessed cats and birds who can rip anyone’s eyes out in the blink of an eye. You would think that things can’t possibly get worse - yet it does. In the impossible but contemporary world of Michael Scott’s The Alchemyst, even Muhammad Ali wouldn’t stand a chance. So how are Josh and Sophie supposed to survive, let alone save the world, like they’re destined to? A delicate, painstakingly crafted work of modern fantasy, The Alchemyst is an action-packed novel that never dwindles for even a moment. The extraordinary plot, drama, and characters bring me to believe that Michael Scott’s latest book will go down as a classical literary masterpiece. Like the immortal characters in the story, The Alchemyst will hopefully someday live on to tell the tale when all of us are gone. Teens of any age and gender will enjoy this story, as long as you have the thirst for fantasy, and the capacity for a wild adventure that may never end!
Date published: 2007-05-04

From the Author

**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.”—BustleRead the whole series!The AlchemystThe MagicianThe SorceressThe NecromancerThe WarlockThe Enchantress