The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: the Alchemyst Book Report

Topics: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, John Dee, Witchcraft Pages: 2 (616 words) Published: February 25, 2013
For Sophie and Josh Newman, two fifteen-year-olds, it had been a regular Thursday May 31st until Sophie saw four strange men. They walked into Nick Fleming’s bookstore across the street, where Josh worked. At the same time, Josh was in the bookstores cellar. He suddenly noticed that something smelled like rotten eggs and mint. He went upstairs but noticed the smell just got stronger. He saw Nick and another man moving their fingers with tendrils of yellow and green smoke coming from them. Perry, Nick’s wife, walked into The Coffee Cup where Sophie worked. She asked why she was inhaling tealeaves. Sophie responded that she wanted to know where the smell of rotten eggs was coming from. Perry sighed, “Not today,” told Sophie to stay, and ran to the bookstore. Sophie took a broom and followed her. There she saw another man attacking Nick and Josh, and she started hitting the man with the broom. The man used what Sophie thought was magic to throw her and Perry away. The man took a book that Nick had given to Josh, but Josh held on to the last two pages. The two pages ripped off from the rest of the book, but the man didn’t notice and ran back to his car. He told his servant to take the unconscious Perry with him and then left. Once they were fine Nick explained what happened and that he and Perry are magicians. He also said that their real names are Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel and that they were born in the 1300’s. Thus, they are immortal. He told Sophie and josh that every human has magical powers, but to use them the person has to be Awakened. He also said that the man that came was Dr. John Dee. Nicholas took Sophie and Josh across San Francisco to meet up with Scathach, an Elder of the Next Generation. Nick asked that Sacthach would accompany them on their journey. She agreed, and they left to go to Mt. Tamalpais. They have Josh to drive even though he only has his temporary permit. While on the Golden Gate Bridge a flock of crows attacks them. Nicholas tells...
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