Friday, 18 November 2011

The Alchemyst : The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Sophie and Josh are working at their jobs when a very mysterious man named John Dee comes for a book called the Codex. Sophie and Josh witness Nick and Perry, the owners of the store, using magic, and discover that Nick is not a bookseller, but is the ancient alchemyst Nicholas Flamel being kept alive by making the elixir of life (a secret from the Codex) for him and his wife Perry (Perenelle). Both he and Perenelle can use magic. Nicholas needs the Codex back to make the elixir of life again, or he and Perenelle will age rapidly and die before the month's end. 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.
Flamel quickly takes them to a secret hideout to enlist the aid of Scathach, a powerful Next Generation Elder. There they are forced to run, threatened by rats sent by Dee, which are thwarted by Flamel and Scathach. Chased again almost immediately by hundreds of thousands of birds, Flamel then leads the twins and Scathach to attempt to secure the aid of Hekate, who can awaken the twins' magical potential. Dee discovers this, and enlists the aid of Bastet, and the Morrigan. The trio mount a massive assault on Hekate's shadowrealm, attempting to destroy the Yggdrasill that is the heart of Hekate's power.
While the Yggdrasill is attacked, Hekate awakens Sophie, but does not have time to awaken Josh, as the Yggdrasill has been lit on fire during the attack. While she rushes to defend her home, Scathach, Flamel, and the twins make an escape from the Shadowrealm. While escaping, they encounter Dee, and witness the power of the ancient Ice Elemental sword known as Excalibur. They see him transform a wereboar into pure ice, then shatter the statue. Scathach remarks that she thought that Excalibur had been lost when Artorius died.
The twins, Scathach, and Flamel escape the shadowrealm, shortly before the destruction of Hekate, the Yggdrasill, and the entire shadowrealm. As they escape, Dee uses Excalibur to freeze the Yggdrasill, and Hekate, whose life and power is linked to the tree, transforms to ice as well. As this occurs, Dee is informed that Flamel and Scathach have escaped with the twins. In his rage, he shatters the Yggdrasill, which crushes Hekate into dust, killing her. Flamel, Scathach, and the twins travel to Scathach's grandmother, the Witch of Endor (also called "The Mistress of Air"), who teaches Sophie her magical secrets quickly by giving the girl all her memories and the power to know how to use air magic.
While they are there, Dee has found out that a prophecy in the Codex speaks of Sophie and Josh. He tempts Josh to join him, while using necromancy to raise thousands of corpses to assault the Elders and Sophie with. Josh almost agrees, but at the last moment he realizes he will lose Sophie if he agrees, and attempts to hit Dee with a Hummer distracting Dee long enough to escape with Scathach, Sophie and Nicholas using a leygate (lines of energy, ley lines that cross the world) to escape to Paris, where the book ends.

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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (ongoing)
1st : The Alchemyst
2nd : The Magician
3rd : The Sorcerres
4th : The Necromancer

the fifth and sixth novels not yet available in Indonesia. maybe they still translate it..
this novels are veryveryvery great!


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