This was a fun book filled with adventure. It was a great break from the dark enemy series I've been reading,
Being a huge Harry Potter fan, I once thought (many years ago ...) that JK Rowling invented Nicholas Flamel. Haha, NOPE.
Nicholas Flamel was once a great alchemyst born in 1330. In this book, he still lives today. Sophie and Josh Newman happen to get wrapped up in his world of magic and intrigue. Their lives are forever changed. They now have to run for their lives with Flamel and a fellow warrior nicknamed Scatty protecting them.
As Sophie and Josh run from the dangerious Dr. Dee and the Dark Elders he serves, we discover there is a lot more to Sophie and Josh than we intially see.
They are part of a prophecy written in the Book of Abraham the Mage. So not only are they running because they helped save a portion of the book, but because they have incredible power the Dark Elders want.
I enjoyed seeing the way Scott incorporated his ancient characters into the modern world. It was also cool to see Nicholas Flamel in a new light--to learn more about the myths on him.
This world reminded me a bit of Percy Jackson with all the myths coming together. Instead of Greek Mythology, it is centered around Flamel and his wife. I always love a good myth and this book was a great way to learn more about Flamel through the eyes of the fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh.
I give this book a 4 out of 5!