Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the opening of the novel tell the reader?
The novel begins with a brief excerpt from Nicholas Flamel's journal informing the reader that Flamel and the twins whom he believes are the twins spoken of in the Book of Abraham are in Paris after escaping Dr. John Dee in Ojai, California.
2. What is the significance of the Book of Abraham and who possesses the book?
Dee has the Book of Abraham now except two pages Josh managed to tear free and this fact leaves Flamel and his wife, Perenelle, only weeks to live.
3. Why is Niccolo Machiavelli at an auction?
Niccolo Machiavelli is at an auction at which he hopes to buy Japanese Kabuki masks he has wanted to add to his collection for centuries.
4. Who interrupts Machiavelli at the auction and what does the person want?
As the bidding begins, Machiavelli is called away by his cell phone. The caller is Dr. John Dee. Dee wants Machiavelli to track down and capture Nicholas Flamel and twins who are believed to be in his custody.
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