Friday, November 6, 2009
What I'm Reading Now: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
If you love reading books such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings then might like The Alchemyst (The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott. This the first in the series and it's quite good. It sucks you in the moment you start reading it. The author perfectly weave together history, mythology and modern times.
About the book:
He Holds the Secret That Can End the World.
The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly seven hundred 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, Sophi 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.