Kirkus Star
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Series: Septimus Heap


FYRE by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
Released: April 16, 2013

"A disorganized but amiable farewell—with hints of a spinoff series in the works. (map, finely detailed character studies at chapter heads) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
To wrap up her deservedly popular series, Sage calls back nearly all of the first six volumes' cast members, living and dead, for a fresh flurry of Magykal feats and threats from the Darke. Read full book review >
DARKE by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
Released: June 1, 2011

"A memorable, edge-of-the-seat escapade that will enthrall confirmed fans and newbies alike. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The penultimate episode in this well-crafted series pits apprentice wizard Septimus and allies against a relentless tide of Things bent on overwhelming the Magyk that protects the town of Castle and establishing a penumbral Darke Domaine. Read full book review >
QUESTE by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sail on, Septimus. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Still showing no signs of strain, the saga of wizard-in-training Septimus Heap cruises through its fourth episode—and 2,200th page—thanks to generous wads of breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions. Read full book review >
PHYSIK by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
Released: March 27, 2007

"Readers unfamiliar with the two previous episodes will flounder—but stay entertained nonetheless, thanks to the speedy pace of events and, boosted by expressive vignettes at many chapter heads, strong-minded characters. (map, appendices) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Showing no signs of reaching a climax, this Potter-esque series ambles past its 1,500th page with another escapade that casts apprentice Magyk-worker Septimus and apprentice princess Jenna into various dangers in a setting well-stocked with ghosts, near-ghosts, secret passages, magical creatures, comical stock characters and dark doings. Read full book review >
MAGYK by Angie Sage
Kirkus Star
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Mark Zug
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick-reading, stand-alone, deliciously spellbinding series opener. (Web site) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Heads up, Harry, there's a new young wizard on his way up. Read full book review >