Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott - 400 pages
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Book 1

Fans of the Percy Jackson books will love this series for its mix of historical and mythical figures with fast paced action.  The story opens with two 15 year old siblings, Sophie and Josh Newman being drawn into a world they never suspected existed when the bookstore where Josh works is attacked by otherworldly beings.  Josh soon learns that his boss is actually the immoral alchemyst Nicholas Flamel who has been charged with keeping a magical book, the Codex, out of the hands of evil.  Josh and Sophie become embroiled in the conflict which leads them on to a worldwide adventure.  

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