Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Alchemyst

He holds the secret that can end the world. 

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. 

The records show that he died in 1418.
But his tomb is empty. 

The legend: 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.

Another great ya novel added to my list.  The Alchemyst is full of excitement, adventure, fantasy and magical settings. I truly enjoyed this book and Scott delivered quite a remarkable story, taking characters from some of the oldest myths and legends. However, a couple of sections required a little more thought as the history was being explained.
Scott’s lively imagination is a fast-paced adventure from start to finish and kept me interested throughout the book. I would recommend this book to fantasy fans and people who are intrigued by ancient legends.


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