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eBook The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel download ISBN: 0385736002
Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (June 24, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 375
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Category: Teenager
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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel is a series of six fantasy novels written by Irish author Michael Scott, completed in 2012

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel is a series of six fantasy novels written by Irish author Michael Scott, completed in 2012. The first book in the series, The Alchemyst, was released in 2007, and the sequels were released at the rate of one per year, concluding with The Enchantress in 2012. The cover artist for the series is Michael Wagner.

It was written by Irish author Michael Scott and published in May 2007. The film rights to the series have been sold to Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

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.

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.

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Book 1 of 6 in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. He uses as his starting point the figures of the historical alchemist Nicholas Flamel and his wife, who have found the secret of immortality, along with mythical beings, including the terrifying Scottish crow-goddess, the Morrigan; the three-faced Greek Hekate; the powerful Egyptian cat-goddess, Bastet; and Scathach, a legendary Irish woman warrior and vegetarian vampire.

This article is about the book by Michael Scott. For the titular character of The Alchemyst, see Nicholas Flamel. The Alchemyst is a 2007 novel by Irish author Michael Scott, the first part in the six-book series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Scott draws on a wide knowledge of world mythology to stage a battle between the Dark Elders and their hired gun-Dr. John Dee-against the forces of good.

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From the book series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel Sketches from the books series: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott In the center the twins Sophie and Josh Newm.

From the book series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel. Now reading, Book 6 The. Virginia Dare as how I imagined her. From the book series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel. Sketches from the books series: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott In the center the twins Sophie and Josh Newm. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal N. i love scathach's and aiofe's figures.

I have all the immortal Nicholas flamel books, and will read them next week. Best Answer: No. Those books are like extra short stories you can read on the side. They're not essential to the book series itself. Source(s): Aly · 8 years ago.

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
Comments: (7)
MOQ
The Alchemist is just one book of this remarkable series of books, and it is better to comment on the whole series as I just finished reading them all, back to back. I'm 76, been reading sci fi and fantasy since I was 12 or so, that is a slew of books. And that includes all the recent series of books that have been published as "young adult" literature, and I have found them all entertaining reading. And, I have to put this series by Michael Scott at the top of the list, more interesting characters, more twists and turns and surprize in the plot that you can imagine, and not a dull moment through the whole series. I really recommend them if you have any taste at all for this kind of literature. Just give yourself some space to read, once you start, it is very difficult to stop. Enjoy!
allegro
I really love the unique approach at historical fiction combined with science fiction and fantasy in this book. Things like immortal humans, vampires and magic are approached with such detail that there is no room for doubt. The characters have a solid level of development to them and are pretty easy to relate to. I find myself disliking Nicholas Flamel though because he’s not very forthcoming with information, which frustrates me given the situation in which he finds himself.

I love the connection that Sophie and Josh have throughout the book, even after Josh begins feeling less important. I’m really happy the author took the time to emphasize how average the two were before that fateful day in the bookshop because it helped keep focus on how lost they are in the world they’ve been thrust into. The story is interesting and moves really well. I had trouble putting it down!

For this review and more, please visit my blog at vicariousbookworm.wordpress.com
the monster
This is yet another book that has been on my to-read list forever, and I’m so happy I finally got to read it! The first book follows a brother and a sister who are twins — when trying to help out a bookshop owner who seems to be in trouble, they discover that he’s actually Nicholas Flamel, an alchemist who discovered the secret of immortality. Other forces want the secret for themselves and steal the book where everything’s written down. Because the twins helped Nicholas out, they get mixed up in this fight for control and are enlisted to help Nicholas get the book back.

The Alchemyst begins a series of six books, and because of that focuses a lot on worldbuilding and setting up what’s going to be the focus for the rest of the series. So, it’s a bit slow and while there are some moments of action and conflict, a lot of it is exposition. I really like the mythology that’s set up within the story; there are Dark Elders (we think of them as gods) who used to be in power on Earth and want their power back, so they’ve been working with John Dee (another human immortal) to help them take it back — in exchange for tempting rewards for doing so, of course. There are Elders who haven’t turned dark and are happy to leave things as they are, so Nicholas turns to them to help him get the book back so that the world isn’t put in danger.

For mythology buffs, it’s fun to see familiar gods, like Hecate, and read Michael Scott’s vision of how she would live and how her home would look. I also like having the familiar historical figures of Flamel and Dee included in the book. The way that magic works and how it is described is fascinating — I like the idea of magic being an extension of someone’s aura. Overall, this book has interesting ideas and being able to spend time in this world that Scott has created is a joy. However, as first mentioned, it’s a lot of exposition. I wish there were a bit more action or conflict, but hopefully that’ll be present in future books.

As a first book, this is pretty good. It’s not the most enthralling start to a series, but it looks like it’s setting up a really good fantasy story, complete with crazy magic, prophecies, betrayals, etc. I’m excited to see how it’s all going to turn out and am very much looking forward to the sequels. I can’t say whether this is a must-read series or not, but it’s looking promising.
Neol
I will put this simply. Let's start with the flaws as there are so few. It uses many large words. That's it. It kinda ruins immersion for those who read a lot in a short period. Now to the long list of great things. It is an amazing story that sucks you up and keeps you sucked in. The words are written amazingly. It is a series book so you will have to buy others but it has a ton to offer. It has facinating fantasy elements and amazing ways to execute slow moments. There are slow moments but you won't know if you keep reading. They pass by and are wonderful.
JoJosho
My son recommended that I read this book. I am sucker for a good YA book. This was well written and the action was non-stop. It was fun to be able to discuss it with my son as I was reading it. Only complaint was that some of the dialogue and inner monologues were a little annoying at times. But I attribute my small complaint to that of I am an adult reading a "kids" book. I am looking forward to reading book#2.
Gaxaisvem
Even though I just started this book, I already love it! I adore the Fantasy & Sci-Fi genre but more so in film & television than in books. Character/City names & other terminology used in such stories really throws me as it's often unpronounceable. And some of the world building is just so extravagant that it's stifling (while I admire the lush imagery conjured with such impeccable writing, the setting & rules/regulations of magic/science is actually really hard to follow. I prefer the film/television version of extravagant world building like Lord of the Rings. The books were so overwhelming that I couldn't even get through the first chapter of the first book! But the films were breathtaking!). This book, however, is really fun & easy to read! I love the descriptions of the setting & the magic. I love the blend of real life history & technology with magic & fantasy (this book reminds me a lot of "National Treasure" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"; in fact, I often picture Nicolas Cage as Nicholas Flamel). It's fun & basic world building that doesn't leave me feeling dizzy & annoyed from information overload nor with a bunch of questions for lack thereof.