"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.
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