martes, 24 de enero de 2012

The Alchemyst, Michael Scott

Name: The Alchemyst.
Author: Michael Scott.
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Book 1.
Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Kindle.
Pages: 375 pàges.
About the author:
Irish-born Michael Scott began writing over twenty-five years ago, and is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a
variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore.
He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-seven countries, in over twenty languages.
Praised for his “unparalleled contribution to children’s literature,” by the Guide to Children’s
Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin’s tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who’s Who in Ireland as one of the 1000
most “significant Irish.”
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What goodreads says:
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.

My opinion:
I read this book as BNC of January. And I have to say they have yet to choose a book I didn't like good work girls :) And James's bookmarks are awsome!!!

I loved this book it was really interesting. I always liked the legend surrounding Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle, and this story is great putting them both in modern times with Nick as the owner of a bookstore.
Josh Newman works at this store, while his twin sister Sophie works in the coffee shop across the street. 
Until one day Nick's store is attacked by Doctor John Dee a horrible magician working for the Dark Elders who want the book containing the secrets of the Alchemy.
So Josh, Sophie and Nick have to run and on the way the twins will find out things about themselves they never new.
What I most liked about this book is all the ancient gods Michael includes here: Hecate, Morrigan, Baset... personally Heacte was my favorite :)
I also loved Scathach and Sophie although I found Josh a bit annoying, probably because he complained alot, then again if I was in his situation I would probably complain to, poor thing.
This book is fast paced full of magic adventure and old legends coming to life.
If you like fantasy books you'll enjoy this one.
I give it 4 stars.

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