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He 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 itSometimes legends are trueAnd Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series The AlchemystSTAR “A A riveting fantasyWhile there is plenty here to send readers rushing This book was awful So awful it warrants me actually putting in a reviewFirst 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 youHe turned a potentially kick ass 2 12 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 vampireAnd some of the other gods could've been completely awesome like Morrígan but they came off kind of lame without any real power and seemingly easily manipulatedScott 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 coughEldest Inheritance Book 2cough 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 euivalent of the Force a good fantasy make

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The Alchemyst The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas FlamelTo their encyclopediasthose who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story A fabulous read” School Library Journal Starred   The MagicianSTAR “Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well timed revelations” Kirkus Reveiws Starred   The Sorceress“Master yarnspinner that he is Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now large cast in uick motionThis page –turner promises plenty of action to come” Kirkus Reviews   The Necromancer“Unrelenting forward momentumThis book will thrill fans” School Library Journa 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 behindI 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 seuels as I get a chance If we had half stars I would give this 35

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Download Epub Ø The Alchemyst The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel ó 375 pages è Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the OlympiansHe holds the secret tRead the first book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the OlympiansHe holds the secret that can end the worldThe 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 lifeThe records show that he died in 1418But his tomb is emptyThe 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 t 20 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 beforeBRIEF TIRED OLD PLOT SUMMARYSophia 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 uite yet we have ONE chance i powerful monsters show up j powerful good guy protectors show up and join the uest 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 HUHTHE BOOK JUST STOPS OUT OF THE BLUE SO WHY 2 STARSDespite 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 uniue 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 uniue at least not old and worn It was that whole sum greater than parts thingFor Exampleminor spoiler about the world building aspects to follow view spoilerI 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