for The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Michael Scott's six-part epic fantasy, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, features Josh and Sophie, fifteen-year-old twins, who find themselves entwined in an otherworldly adventure. In Book 1, the twins learn of a refer- ence to themselves in an ancient prophecy, of Nicholas and his wife Peren- elle's immortality, and of the Flamels' impending death unless the three missing pages of the Codex can be found. Based on a legend about the real Nicholas Flamel, fourteenth-century alchemist who reportedly discovered the secret of immortality, the book is a fast-paced fantasy steeped in world mythology and packed with high action. 2008 Texas Lone Star Award, 2007 Winner Book Sense Children's Pick List.
Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
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.
Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:
[STAR] “[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.”—School Library Journal, Starred
[STAR] “Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well-timed revelations.”—Kirkus Reveiws, Starred
“Master yarnspinner that he is, Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now-large cast in quick motion….This page –turner promises plenty of action to come.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Unrelenting forward momentum….This book will thrill fans.”—School Library Journal