This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, and while she doesn t quite have the imaginative originality and brilliance of J K.
, she s not bad, and there are some decidedly original touches in the series, which began with Magyk, Flyte, and Physik Her world is a little cosier than Potter s, though there are dark wizards with evil on their minds Each volume is a page turner, and if there are , well, I ll read those too.
Loved it the second time I read it
This is definitely not going to get darker The tone of the book remains true to its predecessors light, amusing and juvenile and I think I ve gotten used to it It s funny how in every book, one of the Heaps goes missing and the rest embark on a perilous journey to find him her There is a lot going on at first, multiple things are introduced at once, but then they all fall together with ease and things go in a single direction I have to say, the love the Heap siblings share is absolutely endearing Jenna, Septimus and Nicko are so frickin adorable and they care so much for each other Particularly how all the older brothers care for their little sister and brother, it just makes me aww and wish that I too had heaps and heaps of older brothers.
This was, as usual, a fun book It added yetto the world of Septimus Heap and made some exciting revelations.
While I really enjoyed the first three books, I feel that Angie Sage has really hit her stride with this one Now that all of the characters are firmly situated in their Magykal world, she can focus on certain protagonists without the feeling as in the third book that she is including a few vignettes to remind us about the existence of all the various cast members Once again the short chapters move things along quickly as we ping pong between different places and characters, but most of the narrative sticks with Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle as they embark on a Queste to find Nicko and Snorri, last seen disappearing 500 years into the past.
Berbeda dengan tiga buku pertamanya yang sangat menarik untuk diikuti, buku keempat ini agak membosankan dari bagian awal hingga sekitaran pertengahannya Baru deh, beberapa bab terakhirnya mulai asik lagi dibaca Semoga buku kelimanya bisa sesuai ekspektasi saya.
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.
comThe fourth tale of Septimus Heap delivers action, adventure, magic, and a good share of surprises The tale begins when Nicko Heap and Snorri, who in a previous book found themselves transported out of their own Time, discover a clue that might allow them to return to their home Time However, the path home is a tricky one Nicko and Snorri must find their way to the mysterious House of Foryx, the place where all Times do meet Once they are there, the difficulties are not over Finding and entering the House of Foryx is hard enough, but once they are in, they must wait for someone from their own Time to enter before they will be able to leave and return home Meanwhile, the notes regarding Nicko and Snorri s preparations for this journey have survived until Septimus s time, under the care of the long lived alchemist Marcellus Pye Using the notes and lists that Nick has left behind, Septimus and Jenna are able to figure out what it is that Nicko and Snorri are attempting, and set off to reach the House of Foryx themselves, so that their appearance might allow Nicko and Snorri to return to the correct Time However, their plans are complicated by the pernicious ghost of Tertius Fume, who contrives to send Septimus against his will on a Queste from which no apprentice wizard has ever returned While the plot rambled in places, I enjoyed the overall arc of the story, and in the end I was glad for the slow development at the beginning which built up to the climax Sage s characterization was impressive I got a good idea of the relationships that had formed between characters in previous books, as well as a sense of their internal states and motivations Her large cast of secondary characters was deftly managed as well As a newcomer to the series, getting my bearings was slightly confusing, but after a while I began to understand the backstory better, thanks to the author s hints and insinuations at what had happened before this book There were still moments when I felt like I was missing out on something moments where I was sure that the emotional impact would have been greater had I read the previous three books in the series but overall I was still able to enjoy it, and would recommend it thoroughly.
While this book was good, I didn t think it was as well done as the other Septimus Heap books The story seemed less developed, without as many of the little details that make everything work out in the end so well and cleverly as in the other books But I still liked it and I look forward to reading Septimus 5 I just hope it s a littleoriginal.
The Fourth Book In The Internationally Bestselling Septimus Heap Series By Angie Sage, Featuring The Funny And Fantastic Adventures Of A Wizard Apprentice And His Quest To Become An ExtraOrdinary WizardNew York Times Bestselling Series Breezy Charm, Gusts Of Spectacular Magyk And A Buoyant Plot Combining Drama And Comedy In Just The Right Proportions Kirkus Reviews Starred Review The Septimus Heap Series Remains One Of The Best Outcomes Of The Young Wizard Furor Catalyzed By Harry Potter ALA BooklistThere S Trouble At The Castle, And It S All Because Merrin Meredith Has Returned With Darke Plans For Septimus More Trouble Awaits Septimus And Jenna In The Form Of Tertius Fume, The Ghost Of The Very First Chief Hermetic Scribe, Who Is Determined To Send Septimus On A Deadly Queste But Septimus And Jenna Have Other Plans They Are Headed For The Mysterious House Of Foryx, A Place Where All Time Meets And The Place Where They Fervently Hope They Will Be Able To Find Nicko And Snorri, Who Were Trapped Back In Time In Physik But How Will Septimus Escape The Queste .