The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst: Book 1

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2010
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Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred 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 and Nicholas Flamel lives. 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. And 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780552562522
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Alchemyst
The old with the new
I have to start by saying that I love mythology and magic so for them to both be a part of this story meant it would have to be written well to meet my exp... READ MORE
The Alchemyst
Does not contain Spoilers
I would not generally pick up a YA book without recommendation however the kind people at Waterstones sent this to me to review and I am so glad that they ... READ MORE
The Alchemyst
Very enthralling book!
I first read this five years ago and have eagerly awaited the next book year after year. The Alchemyst is fast paced and full of magic, myth and immortals,... READ MORE
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The Alchemyst
I adored this book!
Although I'm not the target audience for this book (as a Woman in my twenties), I completely loved it! Michael Scott has created a wonderful imaginative a... READ MORE
The Alchemyst
Great for magic fans
This is not my usual choice of reading and I am considerably older than the 10 -14 age group who are the target readers but I was gripped from the start.Su... READ MORE