Study Guide

The Alchemyst Characters

By Michael Scott

Josh Newman

What we love best about Josh is that he's a totally normal teen: He was a normal high school...

Sophie Newman

You might think of Sophie as Josh's foil. They're opposite sides of the same coin. Sure, they're...

Nicholas Flamel

Nicholas Flamel is the Alchemyst. Yep, the book's named after the dude, so we're thinking he's...

Dr. John Dee

Dr. John Dee is one of the most famous magicians and necromancers (a sorcerer with the ability to...

Scathach

Scatty is the coolest sidekick. Seriously, we wish we had her on Shmoop's team. She's got awesome...

Hekate

When the twins meet Hekate, the Greek and Roman goddess of witchcraft and magic, they are awed by...

Perenelle Flamel

This tall Frenchwoman has some fantastic magical powers, not the least of which is being able to...

The Morrigan

From the corner of his eye, Dr. John Dee watched as pointy-toed, stiletto-heeled black boots came...

Bastet

Meow. This ancient Egyptian Goddess has the body of the beautiful young woman and the head of the...

The Witch of Endor (Dora Witcherly)

Dora Witcherly is a feisty old lady who owns an antique shop in Ojai. Oh yeah, and she's also the...

Abraham the Mage

We don't know too much about Abraham. But one thing we do know is super essential: he created...

Aunt Agnes

Aunt Agnes, or "Aunt Agony," as the twins lovingly call her, is Sophie and Josh's 84-year-old...

Sarah and Richard Newman

Sarah and Richard Newman are Sophie and Josh's parents. Or at least we think they are. To be...

Torc Allta

Torc Allta, or wereboars, are part of an ancient clan of shape-shifters from the time of the...

Elle

Sophie's BFF makes a brief cameo in the very beginning of Chapter One, but drops out of the...

Jefferson Miller

Jefferson Miller used to work as a security guard at Enoch Enterprises. We say "used to" because...

Senuhet

Senuhet has served as Bastet's servant for the past hundred years. He ushers Dee down to meet...

Sphinx

A Sphinx is a creature from Egyptian mythology that has the body of a lion, the wings of an...

Pterosaurs

A pterosaur is a creature that is "neither bird nor serpent, but something caught in between"...

Golems

The golems are men made out of clay. Dee conjures up golems to imprison Perenelle, and to attack...

Bernice

Bernice is the owner of The Coffee Cup, which makes her Sophie's boss. We never meet her in...