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by Michael Scott
The Alchemyst Chapter 8 Summary How It All Goes Down
Meanwhile, Dee is getting frustrated with the new complication in his plan. The dude really needs those two pages. He pours soda into a silver dish on his lap and allows some of his aura to seep into it as he utters the scrying spell. He sees through the rat's eyes into the dojo. Well, that's strange, but we can dig it. Scatty accuses Flamel of being up to something. Flamel mysteriously smiles (way to ease her suspicions, buddy) and tells her he wants her to protect and train the twins for what is to come. Looks like the twins won't be going home anytime soon. Sophie and Josh call their parents and invent an excuse: that Perry and her husband invited the twins to join them for a little break at their home in the desert. The twins hold their breath as they wait for a response, and are overjoyed to hear that their parents are cool with the idea. Frankly, they're too busy discovering fossils on their dig to worry about their kids' shenanigans. Josh Googles Scathach (we recommend you do the same) and sees that she's a real figure, also called "the Shadowy One." Sophie sees rats and realizes they're still being watched. Then we start to view the scene through the eyes of the rat. Dee's still spying, it seems. He sees the twins, and a sudden thought strikes him. He wants to kill these kids. As Sophie and Josh suss out the situation, the spying rat leaps with its teeth bared toward them, but splats against the window. The twins see three huge Golems suddenly pushing their way through the alley, followed by tons of rats. Time to book.
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