Yes, Nicolas Flamel. He’s been mentioned in just a few books here and there. Most of the under 30 crowd probably recognizes the name from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone, depending on your locale). But, since Nicolas Flamel was a real person way-back-when, he’s fair game for anyone who wants to try to write about him.
In this series, he and his wife find themselves immortal. Yep, immortal. And they are on a quest to save the world. Sophie and Josh, teenage twins, are destined to either save the world or destroy it. Not sure which at this point (4 books in). There is a cast of, well, a lot of characters. All but the twins are real historical or mythological characters. There’s a codex, a prophecy, auras, and lots of magic, especially of the elemental kind.
Author: Michael Scott
US Publisher: Random House
- The Alchemyst
- The Magician
- The Sorceress
- The Necromancer
- The Warlock (coming May 2011)
- The Enchantress (coming 2012)