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Free eBook Doctor Illuminatus ( The Alchemist's Son) download ISBN: 0316058378
Author: Martin Booth
Publisher: Little, Brown&Co.; 1St Edition edition (2004)
Language: English
Pages: 173
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Size MP3: 1693 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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Martin Booth tries for a more sophisticated magical journey than Harry Potter, in "Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist's Son Part . Taking a pretty typical fantasy good vs. evil story, Booth weaves in history and alchemy, but his handling of the plot is rather clumsy.

Martin Booth tries for a more sophisticated magical journey than Harry Potter, in "Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist's Son Part . Pip and her know-it-all twin Tim have just moved into a rambling English country estate, far from the pop-culture world they formerly had. Then scrabbling noises inside the wall are revealed to be something else entirely - a boy called Sebastian emerges, claiming to be the son of the man who built the house.

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Booth also accumulated a library of contemporary verse, which allowed him to produce anthologies and lectures. In the late 1970s Booth turned mainly to writing fiction. The Alchemist's Son: Doctor Illuminatus (2003) (fantasy fiction). Gweilo: Memoirs of a Hong Kong childhood (2004). Midnight Saboteur (2004). The Reichenbach Problem.

Book ON: Dr. Illuminatus is a fast-paced story of alchemy and adventure, and sorcery and suspense, in which past and present comfortably coexist. When Tim and Pipís family moves to an old English country estate, they accidentally. When Tim and Pipís family moves to an old English country estate, they accidentally awaken an alchemistís son, Sebastian, from a centuries-old slumber. But Sebastianís fatherís enemy, Pierre de LoudÈac, has also awakened-and is relentlessly pursuing the dream of alchemists to create an homunculus, an artificial human made from dead material

Down the passageway, Pip could see other notes on other doors - Son’s Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room 1 and Bathroom en ey. ifting the iron latch, P. .

Down the passageway, Pip could see other notes on other doors - Son’s Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room 1 and Bathroom en ey. ifting the iron latch, Pip stepped into her new bedroom. Compared to her last, it was huge, at least four meters square, with ancient mullioned windows set in sandstone. Two of the walls were lined with dark oak panels, and the ceiling was held up by massive wooden beams as black as if they had been charred in a fire.

The Alchemist’s Son. DOCTOR LLUMINATUS. One. A Little Piece of History. Martin Booth says: All the magic in Dr. Illuminatus is real: the chants, the herbs, the potions, and the equipment. The colophon used in this book is an ancient alchemical symbol representing rebirth. It is also known as the crux dissimulata and was an early first-century Christian secret sign. The other is one of the many alchemical symbols for gold. Alchemy, a curious blend of magic and science, was the chemistry of the Middle Ages. Illuminatus is a fast-paced story of alchemy and adventure, and sorcery and suspense, in which past and . The Alchemist's Son Part I от 638. Herbs: The Healing Nature. When Tim and Pipis family moves to an old English country estate, they accidentally awak.

When a family moves to an old English country estate, Sebastian, the son of an alchemist, is accidentally awakened from a centuries-long sleep. The evil enemy of Sebastian's father has also been awakened and continues to pursue his sinister plan.

May 2004 : UK Audio Cassette.

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Dangerous Magic-Ancient Enemies"A homunculus is more than just an artificial creature," Sebastian told Tim and Pip. "It is a living human, yet one that has no soul." He fell silent."What you're saying," Pip said, after a pause, "is that this thing, if it has no soul, has no mind of it's own.""Exactly so!" Sebastian came back. "This creature must be commanded by its maker.""I don't see the problem," Tim declared. "It might be unnatural, but..."Sebastian sighed. "You see nothing wrong in an evil man being able to create a creature-or many creatures-that will do his every bidding?"Tim held his hand up. "This is way too sci-fi. Any minute now," he added, "we'll have some Hollywood hulk charging over the hill with half his computer-generated skull split open to show the circuit boards inside, liquidizing anyone that gets in his way.""You may be flippant, Tim" Sebastian said, "but de Loudeac has, throughout the centuries, not given up on his quest.""What do you mean?" Pip said. No sooner had she spoken than she wondered if she wanted to hear the answer."I mean," Sebastian said, "that de Loudeac is here, now, pursuing this end."
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Anyshoun
This novel, written for the young adult category is entertaining for tweenies and grown ups. The plot is thrilling and characters realistic, yet interesting. I highly recommend listening to part two, Soul Stealer as it is narrated by the talented Steven Crossley, which you can download from Audible. I found part 2 even more entertaining, which I can attribute to a better storyline and Steven Crossley
Cells
Boring as hell...but as an audio book...it'll get you by if you want to just finish a book report without reading. 6/10
Jare
I read Doctor Illuminatus awhile ago, and didn't think much about it till recently, when I cracked it open and skimmed it a bit. And then I realized something I hadn't when I was fourteen -- that is, that this is one of the darkest and most horrifying teen books I have ever read.

This "dark and horrifying" scale could have been left fine and dark with the dead dog and bloody severed leg left in the woods to warn the twin protagonists Pip and Tim, but this apparently was not enough for the author. In one of the most gruesome and disturbing scenes I have ever read in my life, dead hippies described in gory detail -- some only heads, most just sickening pale bodies with twisted, evil smiles on their faces -- dangle lifelessly outside Pip's window, their corpses animated by the evil villain to, again, scare the kids off. This scene is nicely complemented by the head dead hippie tipping his hat to Pip, revealing his crushed skull.

However -- and herein lies one of the greatest flaws of the book -- this scene seems to be in here simply for shock value, since the characters display nothing but mild disgust and momentary terror for what could easily be something that would skew their psyche and pretty much mess them up for the rest of their lives. And, moreover, they are not scared off. Not even a little bit. With Sebastian the ages-old alchemist's son at their side, the evil insects trailing Pip and the occasional festival of grinning corpses don't seem to bother the twins at all.

Don't get me wrong. This book is well-written and plotted, and even though the characters are often annoying and their reactions not quite realistic, I'd recommend it. Just be aware that it is a novel meant for teens at the very least -- I'd say fourteen minimum -- and that you really don't want to read it at night. Dead hippies on the brain does not help your dreams any.

Rating: Pretty Good
MrCat
Martin Booth tries for a more sophisticated magical journey than Harry Potter, in "Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist's Son Part I." Taking a pretty typical fantasy good vs. evil story, Booth weaves in history and alchemy, but his handling of the plot is rather clumsy.

Pip and her know-it-all twin Tim have just moved into a rambling English country estate, far from the pop-culture world they formerly had. Then scrabbling noises inside the wall are revealed to be something else entirely -- a boy called Sebastian emerges, claiming to be the son of the man who built the house. He's also the son of an alchemist, and he's hibernated for centuries.

Sebastian reveals that he is not the only alchemist who has hibernated to the modern day -- an evil enemy named de Loudeac has also survived to the present day. Now de Loudeac is stalking the kids, and is building a homunculus -- a soulless automaton that will do whatever he wants. It's up to Pip, Tim and Sebastian to stop him.

If anyone thought that the latest Harry Potter novels were oh-so-dark, then they will be scared witless by this dark fantasy. Booth takes a step into nastier territory, with severed limbs, undead hippies, and a cameo by Satan. And he takes some history (medieval and alchemical) to base the entire plot on.

But Booth does have a slightly clumsy way of writing fantasy. Sebastian launches into long lectures every chapter or so, and Booth doesn't manage to make them interesting. And the homunculus is built up as a big threat, then gets toasted within a page of appearing. However, he has a pretty solid writing style, with plenty of details and creepiness.

Pip and Tim are fairly good heroes -- a little passive for my taste, but their gradual adjustment to a world of alchemists and magic is well done. Pip in particular is a good lead character, with plenty of promise. Sebastian is not so likable. He's a rather annoying know-it-all, and he never once acts like a twelve-year-old.

Martin Booth's "Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist's Son Part I" has some deep flaws, but it also has quite a bit of promise for Booth's future alchemy books. Worth checking out, for patient readers of dark books.