Fabulous debut series Septimus Heap Book Two Flyte by Angie Sage is creating major interest from book collectors. In July 2007 the film rights were bought and all eyes have been on Angie Sage ever since. Still Septimus Heap is a fantastic character and with 7 books in the series we can't wait to see what happens at Doodled Books. Magyk, Flyte, Physik and Queste Septimus Heap books have been released so far by Angie Sage.
Many authors have tried to write the next series to replace Harry Potter by J K Rowling and failed. However with the magic touch of Bloomsbury and Warner Brothers Pictures backing this book who knows what may happen! (especially as Warner Brothers actually filmed Harry Potter!).
Storytellers these days, it seems, cannot write a novel that begins and concludes in a single volume. Some stories, however, are just too gloriously delightful to try and cram into one book and they beg for more space to breathe, to be enjoyed and savoured. Angie Sage began her Septimus Heap sequence of stories with Magyk, and this refreshingly still-just-as-good sequel continues the story of Septimus with great skill and panache.
It's been a year since Septimus Heap, the seventh son of a seventh son, discovered his real family and true destiny to be a wizard. As Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while his best friend Jenna (the adopted girl who lived with his family for ten years until it was discovered that she was royalty!) is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.
But, as is the way with all good fantasy stories, something sinister is still afoot. The evil necromancer DomDaniel may have been has been disposed of, but something Darke is undeniably stirring. A Shadow pursues ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, following her every move, growing stronger every day. Septimus realises the danger but, before he can act, Jenna is snatched, taken by the most unlikely kidnapper. Could it really be his jealous brother Simon who is responsible? Septimus must rescue his sister but does not, at first, realise the nature of the threat apparent.
This satisfying second volume, again stuffed with mayhem and thrilling adventure, confirms the immense readability of Sage’s novels and consolidates the reputation for her growing sequence of funny fantasy novels that should mean they remain popular with young readers for many years to come.
(Age 10 and over) --John McLay
The evil necromancer DomDaniel has been disposed of, but something Darke is stirring. A shadow pursues ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand around, following her every move, growing stronger every day. Septimus senses something sinister is afoot, but before he can act, Jenna is snatched - taken by the most unlikely kidnapper. Septimus must rescue his sister but does not, at first, realise what he will be facing. "Flyte" is brilliantly funny, and packed with even more inventive Magyk, Mayhem and adventure.
From the Inside Flap
Darke things are happening. A shadow is following the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, growing more solid and less shadowy every day. The the Princess is snatched, kidnapped from under the noses of the palace guard. It seems nothing can keep evil necromancer DomDaniel from his pursuit of power - even his own death, and Septimus must summon every ounce of courage and cunning to try and outwit him and his treacherous followers, before its too late.
Crackling with wit and brilliantly inventive characters, FLYTE is the spellbinding sequel to bestselling MAGYK.
From the Back Cover
Praise for number one bestseller MAGYK:
'A real discovery' The Times
'An instantly gripping yarn' Irish Times
'Full of hurtle-paced humour' Telegraph
- First Edition First Print in mint condition
- Hardcover: 536 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (6 Mar 2006)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 0747577722
- ISBN-13: 978-0747577720
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 15.2 x 5.2 cm
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