Mythology and More
The book had a great perspective on all types of mythology, and an interesting idea that all religions are one but the gods are interpreted differently. I thought this idea was great, but Mr. Scott needed to give more background on the teacher, Nicholas Flamel, and his wife, Perenelle. I also liked that right at the beginning there was a big action scene in the book, and it got me hooked into the story. It was creative, the way Mr. Scott portrayed Scathach and Hekate by saying things like “William Shakespeare was so strait forward and that he thought people would like his ideas.” And they didn’t make a big deal out of it, like most people would. Some things needed improvement like the idea that Sophie learns the magic of air in two minutes? That doesn’t make sense and it’s pretty sketchy. I would say that if you like mythology, fantasy, and magic you would like this book. The idea that it’s about Nicholas Flamel from Harry Potter is a great one, since J.K.Rowling doesn’t tell you much about him in the series.
Thank you for reading my review on “the Alchemyst.”