Santiago wanders from the oasis into the desert and, seeing two hawks fighting in the sky, has a vision of an army entering the oasis.Because attacking an oasis is a violation of the rules of the desert, Santiago shares his vision with the oasis's tribal chieftain.
Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. Soon afterward, Santiago is confronted by a black-garbed, veiled stranger with a sword, who sits atop a white horse. The tribal chieftain arms his men, and they are well-prepared when the oasis is indeed invaded.The alchemist offers to cross the desert with Santiago.Santiago is uncertain, however, since he enjoys the life of a shepherd.Next Santiago meets a mysterious old man who seems able to read his mind. The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress This reads like a movie script. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? Discover the truth in book one of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries? If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series!While sleeping near a sycamore tree in the sacristy of an abandoned church, Santiago, a shepherd boy, has a recurring dream about a child who tells him that he will find a hidden treasure if he travels to the Egyptian pyramids.An old woman tells Santiago that this dream is prophetic and that he must follow its instructions.A couple of teens get mixed up in a centuries-old feud between immortals over ...Not so good as I remember it from long-ago reading of the paperback.