The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)
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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. o(A) A riveting fantasyaWhile there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopediasathose who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.o-SLJ, Starred Read the whole series!The AlchemystThe MagicianThe SorceressThe NecromancerThe WarlockThe Enchantress
The first book on the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - breathless action, pin-sharp plotting and a hero and heroine to root for! Now published with an exciting new cover look and introduction from the author.
"Michael Scott is the king of fantasy" The Irish Times "A cracking adventure" The Bookseller "The story is incredibly original combining all kinds of fantasy concepts" Dublin Evening Herald "Exciting stuff" South Wales Argus
Dublin-born Michael Scott began writing eighteen years ago, and has published such diverse works as a critically-acclaimed fantasy trilogy entitled Tales of the Bard, the best-selling historical novel, Seasons, the non-fiction An Irish Herbal, the definitive Irish Folk and Fairy Tales series, and a number of highly successful books for children. He writes for all ages, from very young readers (Fungie and the Magical Kingdom) to Teenagers (Judith and the Traveller and Vampyre). Michael was a writer in Residence during Dublin's tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and has conducted workshops and writing courses in libraries and schools in Ireland and America. He is a Trustee of the Children's Book Trust, sits on the Board of Governors of the Irish Writers Centre and is chairman of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency.