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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.

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

About the author

Michael Scott

Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit. These span a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-eight countries, in over twenty languages.

All books in Michael Scott's six-part epic series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, have been New York Times bestsellers.

Michael Scott is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years and are now included amongst the definitive and most-quoted works on the subject.

The Irish Times hailed him as "the King of Fantasy in these Isles". Praised for his "unparalleled contribution to children's literature" by the Guide to Children's Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin's tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who's Who in Ireland as one of the "1000 most significant Irish."

Michael Scott has recently written a Doctor Who anniversary ebook. The brand-new story is titled The Nameless City and was released in February 2013, as part of plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

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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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