The Alchemyst

by Michael Scott

A New York Times Bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, with thirty-eight international sales, soon to be a major motion picture from New Line Cinema!

He holds the secret that can end the world.

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. As history has it, he was a poorly paid bookseller who became amazingly wealthy almost overnight. He founded hospitals, funded churches, and built houses for the poor. Nearly 700 years later he is also acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret to eternal life. The records show him dying in 1418. But his tomb is empty.

Sometimes legends are real.

And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophesy is right, the twins are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.

Nicholas Flammel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for nearly 700 years. The secret to eternal life is hidden within the book he protects - the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book to ever exist. And in the wrong hands it will destroy the world completely.

It’s this book that was snatched out of Josh’s hands by Dr. John Dee. The same Dr. John Dee who was the court magician to Queen Elizabeth the first 400 year ago. And he plans on using it to restore the Dark Elders to power once more.

The twins have 30 days to find the book. The barrier between myth and reality is beginning to blur and Sophie and Josh must fight some of the most powerful magic in history to prevent our world from ripping at the seams.