The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about a young Spanish boy named Santiago who is  in search of a treasure .An old king, whose name was Melchizedek or the king of Salem, tells him to sell his sheep to travel to Egypt and introduces the idea of a Personal Legend. Your Personal Legend “is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.”He adds that “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This is the core theme of the book.

Along the way, the boy meets an Englishman who has come in search of an Alchemist and continues his travels with him. They travel through the Sahara desert and during his journey, Santiago meets and falls in love with a beautiful Arabian woman named Fatima, who resides with her clan near an oasis. He asks Fatima to marry him, but she says she will only marry him after he completes his journey and finds his treasures. He is perplexed by this, but later learns that true love will not stop nor plead to sacrifice one’s Personal Legend, and if it does, it is not true love.

The boy then encounters a wise alchemist who also teaches him about Personal Legends. He says that people want to find only the treasure of their Personal Legends but not the Personal Legend itself. The boy feels unsure about himself as he listens to the alchemist’s teachings. The alchemist states, “Those who don’t understand their Personal Legends will fail to comprehend their teachings”. It is also stated that treasure is more worthy than gold. The main theme recurs all through the novel, “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

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Coiling Dragon (Recommended To People That Are New To Web Novels)

Coiling Dragon is a web novel.A web novel is a novel made by online users(like it wasn’t in the title).Web novels have many types of genres such as horror,sci-fi, xua novels, and many more!The author of Coiling Dragon is IEATTOMATOES(yes,really).Author IEATTOMATOES(a mouthful isn’t it) has made many other novels such as Stellar Transformations, Desolate Era. Coiling Dragon is the story of Linley. Linley is a member of the Dragon Blood Warriors , a clan that their fame shook the world , but the clan is so  poor that it has to sell their family heirlooms in order to survive.Linley is tasked to go through countless trials and tribulations ,making powerful friends but also deadly enemies.

Colling Dragon is a very long novel(it has over 800 chapters!).But each chapter makes you want to read on.The characters are so interesting that even though you see them a lot, they make the story lively.There is not a character that is extremely similar to another character.Each character has his or her own set of personalities they bring to the stories.One of the characters in the story has the character of a kid, but when he gets serious he becomes deadly.The setting of Coling Dragon is really unique. It has a different ranking from typical xianxia novels. In typical xianxua novels they use Daoism (ancient Chinese tradition about living in harmony with the Dao).

The people can be either a warrior or a mangi. A warrior is physically stronger, but mangi are stronger in the sense of magic.

In conclusion, Coiling Dragon is the type of novel that if you have time for it, you’ll really enjoy.