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April 7, 2022
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"The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle

Did you know that Nicholas Flamel was a real person? Born in Paris in 1330, his year of death is listed as 1418, but his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel may still be alive. He was the greatest alchemist of his time, and his secret to a long life may be in the book he protects and possesses, the Book of Abraham the Mage. This book contains the recipe for the legendary Elixir of Life, which Flamel may have been making for centuries. And it needs protecting, because in the wrong hands, this book and that recipe can destroy everything. Dr. John Dee is willing to do anything to acquire this book, and he doesn’t care who gets in the way of his stealing it for himself.

Josh and Sophie are 15-year-old twins who have summer jobs on the same street in San Francisco: Josh at a bookstore, Sophie at a coffee shop. Suddenly Josh and Sophie find themselves at the center of a journey that they may have been born to be a part of.

The Alchemyst is the first book of six in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. Author Michael Scott intermingles different histories, legend, mythos, and lore to create a world that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

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