20.11.2013

The secrets of the immortal nicholas flamel magician

Twin 15-year-old siblings Sophie and Josh Newman take summer jobs in San Francisco across the street from one another: she at a coffee shop, he at a bookstore owned by Nick and Perry Fleming. Fifteen-year-old twins Josh and Sophie Newman are spending the summer in San Francisco with their aunt while their parents are away on yet another archaeological dig. Gr 6-9Medieval alchemist Nicholas Flamel resides in modern day San Francisco as an antique bookseller, but his quiet life is turned upside down when the evil sorcerer, John Dee, arrives with his golem henchmen to abduct Flamel's wife and to steal a powerful tome, the Book of Abraham the M age.
This first in a planned series borrows characters from history, legend and mythology, but is set in modern time. When the Witch of Endor calls Mars Ultor “Warlock”, she is, of course, referring to the last time he broke his oath and betrayed the humani. The Warlock – the oath-breaker – of the title refers to a character who has made the biggest change, the biggest decision and acts out of character.
After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her.
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw-and the new prey of all the creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel. In the fifth installment of this bestselling series, the twins of prophesy have been divided, and the end is finally beginning.
The Alchemyst is a 2007 novel by Irish author Michael Scott, the first part in the six-book series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The book's title, The Alchemyst, refers to Nicholas Flamel, as stated by Michael Scott in his Fan Forum.
Flamel quickly takes them to a Dojo to enlist the aid of Scathach, an extremely powerful ally. While the Yggdrasill is attacked, Hekate Awakens Sophie; she does not Awaken Josh, as the Yggdrasill is then lit on fire and she rushes to defend her home. The twins, Scathach, and Flamel escape the shadowrealm rapidly after, shortly before the destruction of Hekate, the Yggdrasill, and the entire shadowrealm. While they are there, Dee has found out that the prophecy in the Codex speaks of Sophie and Josh. The Witch of Endor - A Witch who lives in Ojai (pronounced Oh-hai) and was alive for millennia.
The Morrigan - The second generation winged Dark Elder - she had the ability to control crows.
The book is copperbound, size of a hand or smaller, and the letters are written in different languages, shifting constantly, making it hard to read the book, but Nicholas Flamel found out the pattern of the shifting letters.
Scott could also be referring to the The Book of Abramelin, a book that refers is of magic. They attacked Palamedes' fortress with the Wild Hunt, who Cernunnos was the master and lord of, and brought forth unending chaos. Both of them, along with the Wild Hunt, attacked the barn that they were at the moment hiding in. Cernunnos' appearance has been said by many characters to be both beautiful and terrible all at once by several characters in the series. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. The greatest alchemist of his day supposedly died in 1418, but rumors continue to swirl that he continues to walk among us.
Because they have moved so often and their parents are wrapped up in their teaching and field work, Josh and Sophie have come to rely almost exclusively on one another.
Seven hundred years ago, he was the greatest alchemist of his day because he possessed a secret formula guaranteeing him immortality. Teen twins Sophie and Josh, caught in the magical crossfire, accompany Flamel and are introduced to a mystical world of adventure neither can imagine. The juxtaposition of our reality with magic and myth is riveting if one is willing to overlook one tiny glitch in the design. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both. Scott draws on a wide knowledge of world mythology to stage a battle between the Dark Elders and their hired gun—Dr. John Dee steals the ancient book the Codex from its keeper, Nicholas Flamel, two teenagers named Sophie and Josh Newman are caught up in the danger and magic.
Here, they witness Nicholas and Perenelle using magic, and discover that Nicholas is not a bookseller, but is indeed an ancient alchemyst being kept alive by making the elixir of life (a secret from the Codex) for him and Perenelle.
As they escape, Dee uses Excaliber to freeze the Yggdrasill, and Hekate, whose life and power is linked to the tree, transforms to ice as it does. He tempts Josh to join him, while practicing necromancy and raising thousands of corpses to assault the Elders and Sophie with. John Dee - For centuries, Dee has been chasing Nicholas and Perenelle to get his hands on the Codex and awaken the Dark Elders. The Book of Abraham is an actual book, but the prophecies described in the The Alchemyst are the fictional work of Michael Scott. His wife, Perenelle, and himself, believed that it was based upon the cycles of the planets, presumably the moon mainly, though it does not only hold the secrets of immortality and the philosopher's stone, but also every other magical, powerful, but dangerous spells, that holds many secrets on the universe. The Archons were a primordial race of beings that ruled the planet long before the Elders took over. John Dee along with Bastet summoned him from his distant Shadowrealm in an attempt to capture the last two pages of the Codex. Once the attack had begun, and the Wild Hunt began to attack the Gabriel Hounds, Cernunnos spotted Josh wielding Clarent and demanded it from him.
Cernunnos had brought a bow and arrows as weapons and was shooting at them left and right as well as tearing the barn apart with his bear hands as Dee went off to duel Nicholas.


This summer, they are working just across the street from each other, Josh in a bookstore and Sophie in a tea shop, trying save enough money to buy a car. The formula is hidden in the Book of Abraham the Mage, an ancient book of magic that Flamel is sworn to protect.
Filled with formulas to transform and heal, including changing ordinary metal into gold, it had instructions on how to stay alive perpetually. History's greatest alchemist, Nicholas Flamel, has been guardian of a magical book, The Codex, for eons. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies.
Flamel then leads the twins and Scathach to attempt to secure the aid of Hekate, who can awaken the twins' magical potential. While escaping, they encounter Dee, and witness the power of the ancient sword known as Excalibur, which he draws.
Josh almost agrees, but at the last moment he realizes he will lose Sophie if he agrees, and distracts the necromancer long enough to escape with Scathach, Sophie and Nicholas using a leygate (where lines of energy, or ley lines on the globe cross) to escape to Paris, where the book ends. He worked at a book store - The Small Book Shop - with Nicholas Flamel before the encounter with Dee. She was also one of the most powerful elders until Dee turned her into ice and shattered her with the ancient and mythical sword of Ice Excalibur.
The prophecies describe the return of the Elders - a race of magically powerful beings that seek to return to power and rule the Earth - and contains a spell that will achieve just that. It was said that Cernunnos and the Archons roamed the Earth when Yggdrasil was still a seed, and Nidhog had not even hatched yet.
He met Dee and Bastet on a street in London and discussed the plan with them both, while at the same time, Dee and Bastet were experiencing bone- chilling fear by being in his presence.
At the same time, he sent a Thoughtform, a creature made completely from his own imagination, to Dee. After shooting Gilgamesh, Josh used Water Magic, which he had just been trained in by Gilgamesh, to turn the very ground the Archon was standing on to mud, causing him to sink into the ground. However, while Cernunnos is exceptionally powerful, he was stated to be one of the weaker Archons. His face is of deeply tanned, yet smooth and unlined, as if it had been carved from a stone, not flesh. This was proven partly false and partly true as Cernunnos' powers are vast but do not stem from magic.
Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Alchemyst, book one. One day, a black limousine pulls up in front of the bookstore and several very large men in heavy overcoats emerge. To keep his cover and not arouse suspicion, Flamel has worked over the centuries as a teacher, an officer, an alchemist, even a thief. Narrator Denis O'Hare expertly shifts between exotic accents and conveys the urgency in the many action scenes. The Codex contains the secret of eternal youth and keeps the ancient, dark "Elder Race" from world dominion; representing the Elders is a devious human, Dee. We have Billy and Machiavelli of course, but also Aten who may be betraying his world and Anubis who is betraying his brother.
The series being divided into parts, "The Alchemyst", "The Magician", and "The Sorceress" being the First Codex, and "The Necromancer", "The Warlock", and "The Enchantress" being the Second Codex. Flamel takes the twins to a magical warrior Next Generation Elder (who is 2,517 years old) named Scathach, who travels with them to another Elder's shadowrealm. He needs the Codex back to make the elixir of life again, or he and Perenelle will die before the month's end. Nicholas Flamel is the protector of this book and seeks to ensure the Elders never get their hands on it. It is believed that Nicholas Flamel learned the secrets of the Philosopher's stone from the Book of Abraham in 1382.
Sometime during all of this, Cernunnos wielded the legendary Sword of Fire, Clarent and used it to win many a battle. He then explained that he would have Clarent back and have Nicholas, Palamedes, and Shakespeare as slaves and food or else he would have Dee instead.
It is unknown as to whether Cernunnos truly perished in this event or is still alive in some way.
He usually is wrapped in mismatched hides of animals that have long been extinct, so it is difficult to tell where the animal skins ended, and where the Archons hairy flesh began. He has oval amber eyes that glowed within deeply sunken sockets and when he speaks, his mouth barely opens and his throat remains still yet he has a deep, booming, though somewhat gentle voice.
They come from Archon technology, he even stated that would you see Archon technology, and think that it was magic. Nick Fleming is really Nicholas Flamel, the 14th-century alchemist who could turn base metal into gold, and make a potion that ensures immortality. The men are seriously overdressed for the summer weather, thinks Sophie, who is watching all this from the tea shop. Unfortunately, he still has troubles in contemporary San Francisco: his wife Perenelle has been kidnapped by his nemesis Dr. This title will have wide appeal to fans of fantasy literature and those interested in Medieval history, and it has enough action to hold the interest of reluctant readers.
Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Behind the prison’s bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters-an army for Dee to use in the final battle.
Also, if Nicholas does not retrieve the Codex, Dee will summon the Dark Elders to destroy the world and return to an age in which humans are but slaves and food.


The trio mount a massive assault on Hekate's shadowrealm, attempting to destroy the Yggdrasill that is the heart of Hekate's power. Flamel remarks that he thought that Excalibur had been lost when Artorius (King Arthur) died. At this point, they travel to Scathach's grandmother, the Witch of Endor (also called "The Mistress of Air"), who teaches Sophie her magical secrets. Perenelle smiles when she realizes that Nicholas, the twins, and Scatty are in paris, where there are other Elders who can Awaken Josh. After the beginning of Danu Talis, Cerunnos, like all the other Archons went into hiding into several different Shadowrealms and had not been heard from for tens of thousands of years. After a long battle between the Sword of Fire, Clarent, and the Sword of Ice, Excalibur, Josh finally escaped the battle with his sister and Nicholas, Shakespeare, and Palamedes.
While Dee stood in amazement at the Archons power, he listened to Cernunnos' Thoughtform explain the new plan.
He also usually carries around a large, six-foot club shaped from the jawbone of a supercroc dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period, giving the reader some sense of just how old he is.
He is strong enough to rip a barn to shreds with his bare hands, giving him some form of superhuman strength. Suddenly, events and windows explode: the wife of the bookstore owner is kidnapped by the men from the car, an ancient metal-bound book is stolen, and Sophie and Josh must run for their lives with the bookstore owner, Nick Fleming. Dee has forged an alliance with the Dark Elders, members of a race of godlike beings that roamed the earth long before humans. They are accidental participants in Dee's attempt to steal the Codex and destroy Flamel and his wife (but if they have been mixing this formula for eons, why do they need the recipe?) It gradually becomes clear, though, that Sophie and Josh hold potentially great powers and play an essential role in fulfilling a prophecy foretold in the Codex.
Luckily, Josh Newman manages to rip the two most important pages from the book - the Final Summoning, the one spell to summon the Dark Elders to take back Earth, and possibly raise Danu Talis (Atlantis) up from the waves. He also possesses indestructuble skin, is able to form telepathic links with the minds of others, he is exceptionally skilled at archery, and he has heightened senses even above those of an Awakened individual. John Deea€”against the forces of good, led by Flamel and the twins (Sophie's powers are "awakened" by the goddess Hekate, who'd been living in an elaborate treehouse north of San Francisco).
With the book in their possession, they can return the Dark Elders to power and enslave the human race.
The lines between good and evil blur when Sophie's magical powers are awakened, but Josh's are not.
Not only do they need the Codex back to stop Dee and company, but the immortality potion must be brewed afresh every month. He and his kidnapped wife were born more than 500 years ago, and he was the guardian of the book that just got stolen, The Book of Abraham the Mage. But Flamel has a secret weapon in teenaged twins Sophie and Josh, who have untapped powers that might be the only hope for the human race. Josh works part-time with Nick, whom he considers a second father, and his sister Sophie works across the street as a barista.
The story moves breathlessly fast, with riotous confrontations featuring beasts, Egyptian gods, witches and the walking dead.
Not only does the book hold the key to the survival of the human race, but Flamel believes the twins appear in its prophecies and that the thief, his arch-enemy John Dee, will stop at nothing to get his hands on them.
This crackerjack fantasy presents a wonderful array of magical creatures: mud golems, were-creatures, and a delightfully punk female vampire warrior named Scathach.
Sophie witnesses the attack, and Josh rips two pages out of the book as the golems wrestle him for it.
By the last page of this exhilarating journey, it's delightfully clear that the ending is merely the beginning. Proceeding at a breakneck pace, and populated by the likes of werewolves and vampires, the novel ends on a precipice, presumably to be picked up in volume two. For two children raised by scientists, the adventures that follow go from bizarre to unbelievable. The plot zings along at a satisfying pace with enough battles and magic to satisfy the most jaded teen fantasy fans.
They partner or battle with creatures they never imagined really existed outside of legends or computer games. Yet it is not just a plot-driven fantasy-Sophie and Josh are fully realized characters who engage the reader with their struggle to comprehend the terrible implications of their newfound powers. Filled with a wild cast of characters, some historically-based and some based on the myths ofmany different cultures, this is a non-stop adventure that will appeal to any reader with an interest in fantasy. Teens who enjoy fantasy, particularly fantasy that is not burdened with endless characters and plot lines, will devour this entertaining new offering to the genre. In this engaging tale, Michael Scott, a prolific Irish author of children's and young adult books that frequently unite elements of myth and modern times, leaves the reader eager for more. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
Nick is astounded when he witnesses Sophie being transformed so that all her senses are heightened to include the world that most people do not realize: the world of spirits and other magic. Although Nick's band escapes, Dee intendsto "awaken" Josh himself, to help destroy the world.
This fantasy tale explores the issues of good and evil, which can be deceiving to the eye, as well as trust and loyalty.
Some of the non-human characters are a bit hard to decipher, but the action-packed story carries the reader along willingly.
The ending is just-for-the-moment with a clear sense that another volume (or two) is forthcoming.



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