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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott


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Rating 4 out of 5

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: Various, 1-3 out now. Book 4 comes out May 25th 2010
Publisher: Random House: Delacorte Books for Young Adults


About the book: The three titles already released in this series are: The Alchemyst (2007), The Magician (2008), and The Sorceress (2009). This series is a contemporary fantasy that travels the globe. Have you ever wondered why almost every different belief system and mythology have similiar circumstances, similiar monsters, and similiar heroes?. And have you ever wondered what it would be like if those heroes, monsters, and other legends still lived in secret in the world today? Josh and Sophie, twins from the modern day city of San Francisco are about to find out in a whirlwind adventure from which they will never be the same.
Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan says: A nonstop adventure from page one, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series is an awesome guy read, but also has enough strong female characters to make any girl wish she was traveling with Josh and Sophie too. As a fantasy fan and a history buff, these books grabbed me. The most famous people from history and mythology leap off the page, just as noble or as nasty as the history books say they were. (or perhaps even nastier in the case of some of the bad guys.) Michael Scott pulls from mythology from around the world and around each twist in the story is another hero or monster waiting to be discovered. Some we all know, some I am sure most readers will be introduced to for the first time, but all of them are real characters with individual motivations, weaknesses, and character flaws. As the story is about a fantasy adventure taking place in present day the only flaw I have found is that there are moments that the reader must suspend his or her disbelief with how large scale the action is without the military of several nations getting involved, but as a whole Michael Scott creates a great fantasy adventure that is accessible to everyone yet still grounded in historical mythology

This series is scheduled for 6 books and the Internet Movie Database has the The Alchemyst movie listed as in developement for 2012. There is also an Alchemyst Game website narrated by Michael Scott which is a lot of fun. You can find it here.

Book 4 The Necromancer is due out May 25th 2010 and you can bet I will be in line to buy my hardcover and have it finished in one night. (I hope!)

Comments

  1. I ADORE this series. I can't wait for Necromancer!

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  2. I haven't read any of this series yet, but they do sound good. I do wish they'd have different covers tho - I really don't find these interesting enough to get a read to pick them up.

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  3. these series are annoying, i cant even get through the first 100 pages of the first book! they're very dull and i dont like the characters, somehow i find it hard to picture nicholas flamel the way he's portrayed and the twins are annoying too.

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  4. these series are annoying, i cant even get through the first 100 pages of the first book! they're very dull and i dont like the characters, somehow i find it hard to picture nicholas flamel the way he's portrayed and the twins are annoying too.

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