Do you believe in destiny? If you're not sure, that's cool—neither are the characters in The Alchemyst. While it makes sense that Sophie and Josh would ponder their fates and whether they'll have any power over them, it's shocking to learn that even all these awesome supernatural beings aren't too sure about the future and their role in it. Even gods and goddesses are a little fuzzy about the prophecy and whether or not they'll be able to change it. It seems pretty safe to say that the destinies of the characters in the novel are bound up not only with ancient spells, but also with the actions they take in the present. Which brings us to our Big Question: which is more powerful in The Alchemyst—fate or free will?