Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Flyte by Angie Sage
It's been a year since Septimus Heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.
But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?
Bring fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.
I am loving the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage (first book, Magyk, reviewed here)! Since the readers are already acquainted with the cast of characters, Sage wastes no time getting to the good stuff--kidnappings, escapes, dodgy hideouts, dragons, and flyte.
Septimus and Jenna are fantastic kids with whom I would happily be BFFs, regardless of the fact that they are ten years younger than me. I loved seeing Septimus excel at magyk and Jenna settle into the authority of a Queenling. Simon was a wonderful villan, both pitiable and horrendous.
And c'mon. There's a dragon! And most everyone considers it a nuisance, not some great mystical sign of salvation (although I'm pretty sure it might turn out to be just that). I can't wait to read the next book in Sage's series.
Five out of five Thunderflashes.
Release Date: March 2006
Reading Level: Grade 4+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: YPL SAG