With the help of ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, 12-year-old Alice TodHunter “Tod” Moon must learn to navigate the Ancient Ways of the PathFinder in order to find her missing father and save her people.
Armed with the PathFinder, a Magykal compass, Tod must rescue her friend, Ferdie, from the evil Lady, find her missing father, and do what she can to defeat Darke Sorcerer Oraton-Marr. However, she quickly realizes that saving the world is not a one-person job; she will need the help of friends, family and some very Magykal people if she is to succeed in her quest. Thankfully, what she lacks in experience she makes up for in bravery and loyalty. Filled with Magykal spells, mysterious artifacts and strange creatures, Tod’s adventure is set seven years after the original Septimus Heap series and is both a reunion with familiar characters and an introduction to new ones. Humorous banter, genuine friendships, and distinctive, well-realized settings elevate this story above others of its genre. Readers unfamiliar with the original series may find themselves lost at times, but the strength of Sage’s storytelling will carry them through. Zug’s black-and-white drawings accompany the text.
An exciting reunion with a favorite series. (Fantasy. 8-12)