Awe and amazement goes with magic like peanut butter goes with jelly. Sure they can exist on their own, but they taste so much better together. Every time a supernatural or magical event occurs in The Alchemyst, it is greeted with dropped jaws, gasps, and bugged eyes. See, our human characters aren't used to talking ghosts, traveling by way of mirror, or minty-smelling auras. And as we encounter each fantastical event or creature, it becomes clearer and clearer that the awe and amazement Sophie and Josh feel goes hand in hand with the fact that they know their lives have changed forever.