When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself ever-lasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus disappearance, and the talents of her ...Read MoreWhen Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself ever-lasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then dark adventure awaits. With heart-stopping action and endless wit, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of "Septimus Heap".Read Less
Very good series for preteen aged. Well written and interesting, developed storyline.
Apr 1, 2010
Continues the story....
This continues the Septimus Heap story, with a few good twists and enough detail to hold your interest....
Sep 28, 2007
what fun! a perfect 'read-aloud'
Our family loves this series by Angie Sage. My married son, aged 33, picked up his wife's copy and read the whole thing in a day. Sage knows how to write a story that you can't put down. It is probably written toward a lower elementary school-aged reader. But my kids are upper-high school, and young adults and we watch anxiously for the next one to come out. I suppose you could call these a younger age's 'Harry Potter'. But they really are unique. Sage is clever and whimsical. She catches you up at the end of each chapter, so that you decide to read 'just a little bit more' until you find that you've stayed up 'til 2 a.m.!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-09 Favorite series continue this spring, including the third book in the Septimus Heap series, Physik, by Angie Sage, illus. by Mark Zug--a fitting title for an adventure in which the hero travels back in time to serve as apprentice for an alchemist. How he gets there is nearly as interesting as the mission itself: Silas Heap unSeals a room in the Palace that frees the spirit of a horrid queen who pines for everlasting life and drafts Silas into her cause--her son the alchemist is essential to her scheme. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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