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An Alternate Cover Edition Exists HereNicholas Flamel Was Born In Paris On September 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 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

10 thoughts on “The Alchemyst: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel

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    2.0 stars I did NOT like this book The plot was derivative, the writing was passable AT BEST and the two teenage main characters annoyed me to the point of causing actual hair loss However, the book avoided the 1 star noose based solely on some crafty ideas and oh so unused potential that I will explore once I briefly explain the plotwhich should not take long as we have all seen this tired old movie before.BRIEF TIRED OLD PLOT SUMMARY Sophia and Josh two VERYannoying kids work at a book store for a mysterious guy named Nick Based on the title of the novel, I don t think I m giving up state secrets by telling you that old Nicky is really the immortal Alchemyst Nicholas Flamel NOTE TO AUTHOR spelling Alchemyst with a y was really clever and not at all gimmicky or ham handed Well, Nick or should I be all hipster and call him Nyck has a very important book called the Codex that he has been safeguarding for many centuries until a bad guy, with a bunch of otherworldly baddies find Nick and steal the Codex from him From there begins your oh my God not again, please not again, i have read this before a hundred times and don t want to see it again or i may do something terrible to myself typical plot of a explain the kindly gentlemen is really an immortal alchemist, b provide info dump on background of world, c kids discover their special but special don t cure annoying laddies , d kids must find main bad guy or else will die, e fight some monsters, f kids seem to be wickedly smart and yet at times say some of the DUMBEST things imaginable f group gets split up, g think hope is lost, h oh not quite yet, we have ONE chance, i powerful monsters show up j powerful good guy protectors show up and join the quest, and finally k a big, special effects laden climax and a nice tidy ending with the plot wrapped up but with the basis for the next story introduced HUH THE BOOK JUST STOPS OUT OF THE BLUE SO WHY 2 STARS Despite my general annoyance with the plot and the characters, I ended up deciding to give the book 2 stars rather than 1 because I REALLY LOVED THE WORLDBUILDING CONCEPT behind the book What I mean is that the world created by Michael Scott was filled with some serious mega potential and felt unique and daisy fresh, despite his best efforts to muck it up Now before anyone goes all Charlie Sheen on me screaming that Scott simply borrowed pieces of dozens, if not hundreds, of different stories and mashed them together, let me say that I would NOT disagree with that assessment at all Calm down and take a valium My point is that by bringing together so many different threads and assembling them as part of a unified world view, the end result was something that began to feel fresh and if, not unique, at least not old and worn It was that whole sum greater than parts thing.For Example.minor spoiler about the world building aspects to follow view spoiler I loved the idea of a world existing before the dawn of human history I also loved the concept of the Lovecraftian Elder Gods and the timing of their retrenchment at the beginning of the Iron Age I loved the idea that all mythical and supernatural creatures of legend are descended from this elder race and that their histories can all be traced back to a common origin I liked that there are good and bad elder gods as that allows powerful alliances to be formed in later books Finally, I like the concept of the immortality of humans like Flamel allowing historical figures from the past to be able to play a part in later books as I believe Machiavelli does in the next volume hide spoiler

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    Dear Josh,let me start out with you You could ve been a really great kid but apparently, the author just couldn t make up his mind about you One minute you re an ordinary kid who likes superheroes and doesn t do well in school and then you become this person who has a super computer and uber nerdtastic knowledge Whoa, big difference I feel sorry for you I really do I get jealousy I get envy What I don t get is how you and Sophie never fight Is it just that in those two days that I was extracted from my world and put into yours, siblings and constant fighting and all the things that go with brother and sister was recreated into this perfect world where it s mushy gushy unconditional brotherly love and nothing else Sincerely,AnnoyedDear Sophie,You re really annoying I would like you if you stopped being you You re quite the hopeless case.Sincerely,The TruthDear Nicholas,You can go die in a hole and then come back to life and dissolve slowly in a pot of acid and then come back to life again to be slowly and maliciously tortured for eternity You should ve never existed in the first place.Sincerely,Rightfully AngryDear Pernelle,Why did you marry Nicholas Sincerely,ConfusedDear Scatty,You are pretty awesome Still, you re 1,000 years old and still have the maturity level of a teenager And I don t really get why you hang out with Nicholas Sincerely,You Could Do BetterDear Dora,You remind me of my own grandmother Sincerely,ImpressedDear Hekete,why the heck did you say yes to Nicholas and awake Sophie I mean, where is your common sense Don t you have any wisdom Sincerely,FrustratedDear John,You re supposed to be dead Live with it.Sincerely,We re better off without youDear Crow Goddess,you re so unimportant I don t remember your actually name Crows are cool so I don t think you should ruin them for me It s really selfish of the author to have him ruin crows Sincerely,I know you re not to blameDear Bastet,I liked you better as the Egyptian goddess.Sincerely,Go back where you belong.Dear crows,goddesses don t exist Get that through your bird brain and live life.Sincerely,myths will be mythsDear cats,I love you guys You re great Keep doing you, sweetie xoxo 3 Sincerely,Proud momDear rats,The cats will eat you.Sincerely,Just saying

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    Okay I liked this book a lot than most people who have written reviews I feel that it s because I didn t go into it with many preconceived notions I had hoped it would be related to Harry Potter, but when I realized it wasn t I moved on I also didn t read the book because I was a huge fan of the real Flamel If you read it for either of those reasons, you will most likely be disapointed.15 year old twins Sophie and Josh have gotten summer jobs in San Franciso Josh works at a bookstore, and Sophie works across the street One day, a group of evil men come to attack Josh s boss, and it ends up that they are headed by the evil John Dee, Elizabeth I s spy, and that Josh s boss is none other than the immortal Nicholas Flamel Before flattening the bookstore completely, John Dee and his henchmen steal a very old book, except for the last 2 pages, which Josh has a tight hold on It ends up that the book is the secret to Nicholas Flamel s long LONG life, and that the last 2 pages are key, so now Josh s life is in danger, and Nicholas Flamel is aging before his eyes Josh, Sophie, and Flamel flee the city, with Dee in pursuit, but they soon learn that there is to the 2 of them, Josh and Sophie, than they have ever realized, that they are special, and perhaps Flamel is not being completely honest about his reasons for wanting them to accompany him on his journey.I felt a little confused why Nicholas Flamel couldn t make another stone, or whatever, to extend his life without the book that Dee took You would think that he would have the method down pat during the last 600 so years.The book does something different with magic that I d never read before, which is link it to the 5 senses According to the book, the reason that the average person cannot do magic is because their senses are dulled, and when the magic starts happening, there are an amazing number of smells described I did think the book did something dangerous, because it tied itself way too much to the present ipod, wikipedia, Shrek, the new Spiderman All of that is really going to date it in time It did make good historical references, linking the story to events that happened in the past, like the potato famine, and the great fire in London That somehow made the events in the story believable and immediate I also learned from the book, because the characters in it are ones I never have heard of before, like the Morrigan It was cool that he worked, somewhat, with characters who already exist I bet it would be easier to make them all up, but it was cool to see how they would all interact if they were together.Like Into the Woods, which I just reviewed, I think this book would make a really excellent movie, and in fact, some of the scenes would play out better in a movie than they did in the book I would definitely see it There is a sequel, which is coming out soon, and I m going to read it The ending leaves you with a cliffhanger, so I m glad I didn t read it when there was a long wait til the next book.

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    This book was awful So awful, it warrants me actually putting in a review.First of all, there isn t enough Nicholas Flamel There is far too much of the twins that kind of become Nic s apprentices, and attatches way too much teenage exposition to them And we don t need the two of them mentioning that their parents are archaeologists every other page We got it the first time Move on And even if their parents are archaeologists, they re not necessarily going to know as much about it as they seem too When you re 15, you try to stay away from your parents as much as possible And there seriously didn t need to be as much name dropping around the character of Josh I swear to God, whenever the story was from his perspective, there was always a name dropped of a movie or a video game, and there was always mention of his laptop, his cell phone, and that he had been on the football team And the repetition of the name dropping, or them mentioning their parent s profession, was enough to make you put a gun barrel in your mouth It felt way too forced Too much like he was trying to be all, Look I m one of you He turned a potentially kick ass 2 1 2 thousand year old vampire into a lame teenager Not a cool one, something you might have imagined Bill and Charlie Weasly being No, she was lame and just happened to be able to kick ass cuz she was a vampire.And some of the other gods could ve been completely awesome like Morr gan but they came off kind of lame, without any real power, and seemingly easily manipulated.Scott really could ve done something awesome with this, if he had decided to do a kick ass Sword Sorcery story a la Highlander The Series Instead, it felt like a teenager s attempt at High Fantasy cough Eldest Inheritance, Book 2 cough , and not a very good one at that And seriously, mentioning LotR at the beginning of your book, does not a High Fantasy make Nor does having something that s the equivalent of the Force, a good fantasy make.

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    YA naslov iliti Young Adult, kako takve knjige u svetu izdava tva zovemo Kupio me je jo u rukopisu Alhemi ara je objavio Evro Giunti Po to ni ta nisu uradili s tim naslovom uprkos sjajnom prevodu vrsnog prevodioca , odustali su od autora drugi naslov uradila je Mladinska knjiga s istim prevodiocem Ali ni oni se, na alost, nisu previ e potrudili I tre i naslov nije objavljen u Srbiji Dok ga u Hrvatskoj na moj nagovor lepo gura Algoritam itaoci moraju da razumeju da se esto de ava, kada izdava ka ku a promeni urednika, novi koji do e, na alost, uglavnom zanemari ili ignori e naslove koje je radio njegov prethodnik osim ukoliko autor u me uvremenu nije postao ultra hit pisac u nas Upravo to se desilo i sa EG i sa MK Dok se u Hrvatskoj urednici du e zadr avaju u svojim izdava kim ku ama zbog boljih uslova rada i vi e podr ke koje imaju kod svojih izdava a

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    I ll try to be fair here, this is a YA book and it comes in telling us it s going to play with historical and mythological figures.and play it does I found the book annoying and wonder at the damage we re doing to our youths and their knowledge of mythology, what we can learn from mythology, from the archetypal characters, thoughts, and ideas they contain Okay, part of rant over There are different types of YA books Some are yA while others are Ya This is in style and execution of a Ya book with emphasis on the Young rather than the adult With it s repetitive story telling asking something and then farther on asking it again, and again especially by the boy was a sort of constant Then however, along with the juvenile storytelling you get attempts at semi adult content that doesn t really work view spoiler What annoyed me so much Well, I happen to have a special feeling for the C Chulainn legend I m not sure how good it is for youths to learn be told that Sc thach is a vampire I know vampires are ubiquitous now but a mythical Celtic hero, trainer of C Chulainn making her a teenage vampire , I shudder even now Shall I go on The kids are annoying mom and dad are archeologists believe me I know this becauseas noted before repetition , they just kept telling us over and over The kids , the twins apparently know quite a bit about this subject, they retained it seems everything ever uttered about it along with a few other subjects, but apparently not much else Well, of course somehow occasionally one of them especially the young lady seems to show odd flashes of almost encyclopedic knowledge of some things We are told again over and over about the electronic devices they depend on especially the young man They apparently learned everything they know from movies, video games, and maybe their downloaded music Maybe had they bothered to download a couple of books These two drove me crazy they couldn t find electrical outlets in the world tree, and it flummoxed them okay hide spoiler

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    Quick review on this one Oh how this book conflicted me so On the one hand, I really enjoyed the story and the characters but ultimately the shoe horning of SO MANY historical events and figures into the story just curbed my enjoyment of it I get what the author was trying to do Flamel was a real person who supposedly discovered the secret to immortality but the cramming in of all of the historical figures that he encountered along the way as well as the significant historical events just killed it Could have been so much better but as it isjust average.

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    I enjoyed The Alchemyst than I thought I would It didn t sweep me away with the must finish this book now feeling, but I also was never bored Fans of Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Rick Riordan s Percy Jackson books, and even The Da Vinci Code will find interesting connections and similarities here And yet Scott manages to bring something just a bit new to the table as well I was interested to learn that many of the main characters Nicholas Flamel, Perenelle Flamel, and Dr John Dee were actually real people and much of what is told as their back story is actually known about them Other characters in the book come from mythology and folklore Only the twins, Josh and Sophie Newman, are the author s own creation I was also interested in the use of modern gadgets, especially in the beginning Mostly the modern gadgets such as an iPod, texting on a cell phone, and googling for information via a laptop are used to give background information to the reader while showing that these kids are modern teens although at one point even one of the Elders uses a cell phone As the story progresses, though, the gadgets are left behind.I wouldn t rank this as one of my all time favorite fantasy stories even if I m just limiting to books I ve read this year But I did enjoy it and will certainly read the sequels as I get a chance If we had half stars, I would give this 3.5.

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    REMEMBER This is Fantasy Welcome.I experienced a world that was filled with ancient characters both good and evil , strange creatures, and wonderfully described scenes with TONS of detail.I met twins, a boy and girl, with pure auras who possess magical powers that once awakened will change the world A six hundred year old alchemyst who performs magic and the air around smelled like mint His wife possibly the same age who is magical in different ways and befriends ghosts A two thousand and a half year old Warrior who s also a vegetarian vampire An evil man about four hundred years old creating mud people and zombies to do his evil bidding as he abides to evil that s far greater than his own I saw creatures from legend, myth, and nightmares Along the way many well known faces from history pop in and out of the storyline I heard mention of Joan of Arc, King Tutankhamen, and Queen Elizabeth I, just to name a few.This story sounds almost unbelievable, right OK, so maybe all these myths that are intricately mixed into real life can be overwhelming, although it works For me How could such a vast amount of information be put into a story and actually make sense It Just Does And it s easy to understand, take in, and digest as long as I continued to pay attention It is clever It was delicious.

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    I had high hopes when I picked up this book At the time, I was fresh off the Harry Potter series and had a bad case of Post Potter Depression The idea of learning about the intriguing and mythical Nicolas Flamel which I had heard of before HP instantly captivated me, and the book blurb only added fuel to the fire Sadly, about halfway through I had to shelf this one DNF I found the protagonists Sophie and Josh very flat and one dimensional They spent most of the time confused or panicky and quite frankly, I found them annoying You d think that out of two protagonist, at least one would have captured my fancy Yeah, I thought so too, but apparently not.Also, considering the book is named after Nicholas Flamel, I was expecting a lot of him front and center not as an almost background character Making him a titular character on the book cover almost seemed gimmick y The man has obviously lived a very long life, there would have been plenty of information or plot to fill this book with Why mention him in the title if he s barely developed in the book Every time I walk by these books in bookstores, I get a pang of regret This had the potential of being an amazing series, it s sad that it was such a letdown.