Alchemyst : the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas FlamelBook
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
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cals_Stories Apr 08, 2016
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... Read More »
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Life was normal for twin brother and sister Sophie and Josh Newman until the bookstore that Josh worked at was attacked by an evil mage. Now the world that they knew has been turned upside-down. This pair goes on an incredible adventure joined by the "immortal" alchemist Nicholas Flamel. The team must save Nicholas' wife, the world, retrieve an ancient spell book, and fulfill an age-old prophecy. Between secrets, lies, and an newly rediscovered magical world, the twins must decide which side has the real heroes.
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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