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  • Published: 2 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562522
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99

The Alchemyst

Book 1




The first book on the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - breathless action, pin-sharp plotting and a hero and heroine to root for! Now published with an exciting new cover look and introduction from the author.

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 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 and Nicholas Flamel lives. 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. And 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 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.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552562522
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Michael Scott

Dr Michael Scott is an Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He received his doctorate from Christ's College, Cambridge, and lectured at Darwin College, Cambridge, before taking up his role at Warwick. His research and teaching focuses on the ancient history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman worlds. He has written a number of books and written and presented a range of TV programmes, including Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World (BBC4, 2010); Guilty Pleasures : Luxury in Ancient Greece and Luxury in the Middle Ages (BBC4, 2011); Jesus: Rise to Power (National Geographic, 2012); The Mystery of the X Tombs (BBC2, 2013); Ancient Greece – The Greatest Show on Earth (BBC4 2013); Who were the Greeks? (BBC2, 2014); Roman Britain from the Air (ITV, 2014); and Rome’s Invisible City (BBC1, 2015). He also presented the BBC Radio 4 series Spin the Globe from 2013-2014.

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Praise for The Alchemyst

“The story is incredibly original combining all kinds of fantasy concepts”

Dublin Evening Herald


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