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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Scott offers a classic fantasy . . . that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page. . . . [An] exhilarating fantasy." Booklist

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"The juxtaposition of our reality with magic and myth is riveting."Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Scott's New York Times bestseller — the first in his riveting fantasy series — is now in paperback.

Synopsis:

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover. Contains a teaser chapter of the sequel, The Apprentices.

About the Author

An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. Writing in genres of fantasy, science-fiction, horror, and folklore, he was hailed by the Irish Times as "The King of Fantasy in These Isles." He lives and writes in Dublin, Ireland.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Max, June 7, 2013 (view all comments by Max)
Super fun summer read that is entertaining, plot-driven, and light. There is enough of a mystery to unravel (what does the villain want, what role are the twins-- the main characters-- destined for, etc.) that you will want to keep reading. Best of all, it is the first in a series, which means that you can stay immersed in the world.
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Amanda Morgan, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Amanda Morgan)
Don't let the YA category turn you off - I found this book to be just as entertaining as many "adult" novels I've read (maybe more so in some cases.) This book, as well as the entire series, definitely makes my Top 10 list. Basically it's about these fifteen-year-old twins - Josh and Sophie - who stumble into this epic adventure, jumping from place to place and time to time, in order to save humankind. Oh, and their guide is Nicholas Flamel (a real person in history) and they may or may not be the Twins of Legend. Michael Scott does a wonderful job of making historical figures and events actually interesting, as well as intertwining them seamlessly with mythology from every part of the world. I can actually say that I learned more in this 6 book series than in any history or literature class. Admittedly, the cast of characters can be somewhat overwhelming, but Mr. Scott has created an easily-navigated website of who, what, where and when. I read the first 5 books in about a week, then had to wait 6 months for the 6th to come out...I'm now in the process of re-reading them all again!
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m302, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by m302)
I like this series (Nicholas Flamel) much, much more then I like the Harry Potter books!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385736008
Author:
Scott, Michael
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Fisher, Catherine
Author:
Michael
Author:
Scott
Author:
Meloy, Maile
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 400 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385736008 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Scott offers a classic fantasy . . . that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page. . . . [An] exhilarating fantasy."
"Review" by , "The juxtaposition of our reality with magic and myth is riveting."
"Synopsis" by , Scott's New York Times bestseller — the first in his riveting fantasy series — is now in paperback.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by ,
It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover. Contains a teaser chapter of the sequel, The Apprentices.

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