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In the year 1536, an alchemist in Veracruz develops a mechanism that can give eternal life. In 1937, an old building collapses and the alchemist, who has marble-white skin, is killed when his heart is pierced by the debris. Investigators go to search the home of the alchemist, but they never reveal what else was discovered in the home: basins filled with blood from a corpse.
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Eventually, he and Aurora bring the device to Dieter's headquarters, where the businessman offers him a "way out" in exchange for the device. Gris comments on his damaged skin and the businessman tells him to peel it off because he has new skin underneath, which is marble-white like the dead alchemist. Gris threatens to destroy the device, but is told that he will die should that happen. Gris agrees to hand it over in exchange for knowing the "way out", whereupon Dieter stabs him. Before being able to strike the killing blow to the chest, Dieter is incapacitated by Aurora and Gris feeds on Dieter. Angel finds the dying Dieter and crushes his throat with his foot, tired of his abuse and waiting for his inheritance. Angel confronts Gris on the rooftop of the building and beats him severely. Gris throws them both off the roof, killing Angel.
The story concerns a young Andalusian shepherd boy who has a recurring dream of treasures, and the people that he meets on his journey to Egypt, where he knows his treasure is to be found. Deeply allegorical, his adventure introduces him to an ancient king from the Old Testament; a gypsy; a hard-working Muslim crystal merchant; an intellectual; the love of his life; and of course, the alchemist of the title, who has lived for centuries and has been waiting for the boy to show up so that he may guide the boy's spiritual growth. In the course of seeking his Personal Legend, the boy learns that it is the journey, not the reward, that makes a quest like his worthwhile.
The prologue for The Alchemist gives a brief look at the alchemist, a character who will not appear in the story until much later. He opens a book and reads a story about Narcissus. In the ancient Greek legend, Narcissus is a vain boy who falls in love with his own reflection in the clear water of a lake and falls in and drowns when trying to kiss the beautiful person he sees there. In the version that the alchemist reads, the lake grieves over Narcissus's death, because Narcissus's eyes reflected the lake's own beauty back to itself. The alchemist finds this version of the story touching.
Waiting for the caravan, he talks with an Englishman who is disinterested in the boy until he recognizes that he too is familiar with Urim and Thummim, the divining stones. The Englishman is an intellectual and has a case of books traveling with him. He tells the boy that he is studying to be an alchemist, and that he is joining the caravan in order to go to the oasis at Al-Fayoum, where he has been told that a great alchemist lives who is over two hundred years old, thanks to his use of the Elixir of Life. The alchemist is also reputed to be in possession of the fabled Philosopher's Stone, which is supposed to hold the secret to changing any metal into gold.
The caravan hears rumors that there are warring tribes in the desert, and that they have to be cautious. They travel day and night without talking. When they finally stop, it is at an oasis of three hundred wells and fifty thousand date trees. They are safe because the warring tribes have a tradition of leaving oases alone. The Englishman is happy because the oasis is Al-Fayoum, the home of the alchemist.
In trying to help the Englishman find where the alchemist lives, Santiago talks to a young woman who is drawing water from a well. The moment that she looks into his face he knows that he is in love with her. He learns that her name is Fatima, and the next day he comes back to the well to see her again. They strike up an acquaintance, and finally he tells her that he has loved her from the first. She tells him that when the war is over and it is safe to leave the oasis he must leave again to find his fortune, that she cannot be responsible for holding him back.
That night, the boy is walking alone when he is visited by a man in black with a falcon on his shoulder, bearing a sword. He holds the sword against the boy's head and asks why he interpreted the omen of the fighting hawks, and when the boy points out that his action will save many lives, he puts the sword away. As the horseman rides away, they boy realizes that he was talking to the fabled alchemist.
As they ride in the desert, the alchemist tells him to watch his horse, which can find signs of life in the desert; when the horse stops, the alchemist puts his hand deeply into a hole in the ground and pulls out a huge cobra. He is not harmed by the snake's venomous bite. The alchemist explains how miserable the boy will eventually be if he abandons his quest for his Personal Legend, the treasure that he has been seeking, to stay at the oasis as an official seer and marry Fatima. Over the years, the alchemist says, he will lose the ability to read the omens that he can read now, and he will become resentful. He offers to guide the boy across the desert to find the treasure at the pyramids. The boy goes to Fatima's tent that night and says goodbye.
Crossing the desert, the alchemist tells Santiago that he can learn to understand the world by listening to his heart. Soon, his heart is talking to him, telling him that human hearts require a search for treasure, or else they will lose their happiness.
When they are only two days' ride from the pyramids, the two travelers are stopped in the desert by tribesmen. The alchemist offers them all of the gold that the boy has earned, and then makes a deal with them. They agree to let the captives go if the boy can, as the alchemist claims, turn himself into the wind. After three days, the boy stands on the edge of the desert and has a conversation with the desert. The boy beseeches the desert, saying that he needs to return to the one he loves, and the desert lets him talk to the wind and then to the sun. In the end, a powerful, blinding wind does arise, and the captors are sufficiently impressed to let the alchemist and the boy go free.
At a monastery, the alchemist turns lead into gold and gives one fourth of it to his hosts and one fourth to the boy, then asks the host to keep another fourth of it for the boy's return. He keeps the rest. Before they part, the alchemist tells the boy the Biblical story about a man who has two sons, one a poet and the other a soldier: when a prophesy tells him that his son's words will be recited forever, the man assumes it will be the poet's, only to find after he is dead that it was the other son, who went on to meet Jesus and utter the phrase quoted in the book of Matthew, "My lord I am not worthy that you should come under my roof."
Having stopped to retrieve the gold the alchemist left for him at the monastery, the boy is able to return to the crumbling church where he had his dream that led him to the pyramids. Digging under the base of the sycamore tree, he finds a chest of Spanish coins and jewels. The wind from Africa brings him the scent of Fatima's perfume, and he promises to return to her.
The alchemist of the novel's title is a legendary man, said to be over two hundred years old, who lives at the oasis Al-Fayoum. The Englishman with whom the boy travels comes to the desert seeking him, but the alchemist is interested in meeting the boy, whose arrival he has been expecting. He first appears as a threatening figure and holds his sword to the boy's head, but when the boy does not fear him the alchemist offers to accompany him across the desert to the Pyramids, where his fortune can be found.
The alchemist teaches the boy lessons about following his Personal Legend, lessons that were started by Melchizedek, the king of Salem. He shows him that the perceived difference between the solid world and the imagination is just an illusion by showing how he is able to change common metals to gold. After taking Santiago most of the way to the pyramids, he leaves him before reaching the end of the journey, so that the boy can face his fate alone. Before leaving, though, he tells a story from the New Testament about a relatively minor character whose words have lived on for millennia, to illustrate the point that each person holds an important place in the history of the world.
When he has saved enough money in Tangier to start his trip across the desert to the pyramids, Santiago goes to sign up on a caravan, and it is there that he meets the Englishman. An intellectual, the Englishman has bags of books that he is carrying across the desert with him. He is a student of alchemy and wants to meet the fabled alchemist who lives at Al-Fayoum, in order to learn the alchemist's secrets. He tells the boy the basic principles of alchemy and lends him a book, which the boy struggles with and then returns unread.
Arriving at the oasis, the Englishman asks Santiago to talk to the local people on his behalf in order to find the alchemist. When the alchemist does show up, however, it is not the Englishman that he is interested in meeting but the boy. The Englishman, studying the principles of alchemy by himself, is enthused about his chances of transmuting metal into gold at one point, but he fails.
The boy offers to stay at the oasis with this woman that he loves, but she encourages him to go off and fulfill his Personal Legend. She does not want to be responsible for his living a life of resentment. Later, when the alchemist predicts what will happen to Santiago's life if he stays at Al-Fayoum, he foresees the same kind of resentment. By letting Santiago go without having to worry about her, Fatima ensures that he will be able to find his Personal Legend.
Throughout the first part of his journey, Santiago is watched over by the spirit of Melchizedek. After he arrives at the oasis of Al-Fayoum, however, and eventually makes the acquaintance of the alchemist, he refers less often to Melchizedek's teachings. At the oasis he also meets Fatima, who, being the true love of his life, is a major motivating force in his journey, as shown by the fact that he begs the wind's help so that he can make his way back to her. In the end, when he finds his fortune in the very place where he started, he wonders why he could not have been told that it was there earlier, but a voice carried on the wind, probably that of the alchemist, reminds him of the adventures that he experienced in his journey, making him glad not to have missed them.