Caught reading – Khai Tran

 RECOMMENDATIONS/BOOK REVIEW                                                                           (7-9, 10-12)

Khai Tran – What are you reading? I am reading The Alchemyst: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.

What’s it about? It is about how two twins, Sophie and Josh, have regular lives until one day, their lives change with the appearance of Nicholas Flamel and Perenelle Flamel. A man called doctor John Dee is trying to steal the book of Abraham the Mage from Nicholas to summon the dark elders. The book has the recipe of the immortal elixir. Without the elixir, he and Perenelle could die in a month.

Sophie and Josh see Dee and Flamel battle and they are now cast as a target for Dee. Flamel is willing to help Sophie and Josh by training their auras so they can use it for magic. But with every use of magic there is a price…….

Why this book?I chose this book because I am into books with fantasy and magic. Another interesting point is that Nicholas Flamel was known to discover the elixir to immortal life and the philosopher’s stone. The philosopher’s stone is known to change common metals into gold and other gems while the immortal elixir grants life eternal which makes you stay the age when you took it. The interesting part is that his tomb was found empty at his recorded time of death: 1418.

Has it lived up to your expectations? It has.

Would you recommend it to others? If you like Harry Potter, then you’ll love the alchemyst.

You can read more about this book here. I also recommend the author’s website.

You can learn more about Nicholas Flamel here.

Thankyou, Khai, for such a fascinating review. I think many of us will want to read the book now.

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