Really great and page turning! I thoroughly enjoyed the mixing of all kinds of mythology and history. It really peaked my interest in other types of world mythology other than the popular Greek/Roman. The author has an endless supply of characters, pulling them from real life, fiction, and some in-between so that you never really knew what kind of character to expect next. A great and age appropriate read for kids (and adults) who like history, fantasy, and adventure.
While working at summer jobs in San Francisco, twins Sophie and Josh find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book.