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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
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.' Summary from Amazon.com
I read the series Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The author, Michael Scott, has written four books of the series: The Alchemist, The Magician, The Sorceress, and The Necromancer. I've read all of them so far and absolutely love them.
These books are about two twins, Josh and Sophie Newman, who suddenly get mixed up in a whole new world. They find out that all of their parents' work (archeology) was for nothing. Then when the completely normal Parry and Nick Flemming turn out to be the famous Perenelle and Nicholas Flamel, and that Sophie and Josh are the twins of a legend with silver and gold auras, the Evil Dr. John Dee steals the Flamels' key to immortality, except for the last two pages. Then he must kidnap the twins, which leads on to a wild goose chase to Paris, then to London, and back to the Americas. This story has a twisting and turning plot with many close calls and a great bit of tension.
I think this book has a good plot and amazing characters.
I rate this 5 whole chocolate bars!