Our protagonist, the aspiring philologist Dr. Remy Chaveau, is hired by a client to investigate a strange family heirloom: An old enciphered diary.
While trying to decipher the diary several words stick out, one of them being “Flamel”, and Remy decides to follow the trail of information obtained from the book.
Remy consults his mentor and friend Professor Dupont, hoping that he might help him on his quest. Dupont is eager to help him, as he hopes to follow up on the old times. Remy leaves him with copies of the diary pages and follows the net of unravelling clues.
His quest leads to several locations of present-day France and onto the trail of the legendary alchemist Nicolas Flamel.
After overcoming several obstacles, Remy reaches Flamel’s former home and the cemetery where Flamel’s grave was thought to be.
There Remy encounters Stella Morin. As it turns out the young woman with exotic charisma is especially interested in the story of Flamel and agrees on helping Remy out on his journey.
With the aid of the diary they discover a secret entrance that leads deep into the ground and the story starts to unfold…