Description of The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelfrom Amazon:
"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. 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."
I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this book. At least at first. The beginning seemed a little stilted - like too much background information and character description was happening at random times. The story, however, is very fun. The excitement never lets up. This book will keep you riveted to the page. And dying for the next installment.
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Not terribly violent, but pretty intense - and there is fighting.
Overall rating: ***
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