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by Michael Scott
The Alchemyst Chapter 11 Summary How It All Goes Down
Back in their black limo, Dee and his Golem guards are still holding Perenelle captive. The car lurches suddenly, and the squishy Golem splatters on Perenelle's right hand, erasing part of the magic warding spell Dr. John Dee used to imprison her. With the spell partially broken, she plans her escape. Now we get Perenelle's back-story. Finally—we've been dying to know. According to our narrator, she was always interested in magic; her touch could heal humans and animals, she could talk to shades of the dead, and could even tell a little of the future. When she moved to Paris she made a living as a fortuneteller, which is where she met Nicholas Flamel. From the first moment she saw him, she knew that they would marry and live a long ( long) happy life together. They've now been married for 600 years. Yep, that's pretty long. Perry knew many languages and was more interested in magic than her husband, who was more interested in the science of alchemy. At the moment, though, she's more worried about the fact that she's trapped in a limo with a Big Bad and his creepy minions. Time to put her plan into action. Perry performs a spell she learned from a witch in Sicily to escape, and she totals Dee's car. (You really have to check this one out on your own—go ahead—we'll wait for you to read it!). Dr. John Dee gets pretty peeved that his $150,000 car is totaled and that he lost his valuable prisoner. But he knows things will get much worse when the Morrigan comes along. Okay, we think it's time for the scoop on this mysterious Morrigan. Apparently, the Morrigan is an Irish Crow Goddess, the goddess of death and destruction. Once there had been three sisters, but now just the Morrigan is left (Dee suspects that she had something to do with her sisters' disappearance). At present, the Morrigan is mainly a problem for Perenelle. Even though she just escaped Dee, the Morrigan's crows recapture Perenelle. The crow goddess looks at the Codex, but doesn't touch it. Instead, she hisses that Josh will suffer for tearing out the pages of the book. She says that her "children" are almost upon them. Once again, we ask: who?
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