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The third book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.

New York Times Bestselling Series

“Few fans of the best-selling Septimus Heap series will be disappointed.” —ALA Booklist

“Readers will be indubitably hooked—worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe.”
VOYA (Starred Review)

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 everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's 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 it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made Magyk and Flyte so memorable.

With heart-stopping action and a dash of humor, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of Septimus Heap.

Paperback, 576 pages
Published on March 11, 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN-10: 0060577398
ISBN-13: 9780060577391
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  • ninjac
    ninjacTuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm33 stars
    This book is about a wizard named Septimus Heap. He is the seventh son of the seventh son and that is supposed to mean he has special magical powers. How the people in his word spell magic is like this "m-a-g-y-k". Septimus is really interested in "physik" and wants to learn how to do it but the only obstacle is that the only person who knew how to do it died hundreds of years ago. Septimus' sister is being haunted by a ghost that is her great great great great great great great great great grandmother (that kills her own daughters ). The ghost wants to get rid of Septimus first so e can't stop her so she puts a curse on him that he will drown that midnight unless he looks into a weird mirror. he looks into the mirror and gets sucked in. The mirror turns out to be a portal between two different times. Septimus gets to learn physik and meet the person who created physik. Then Jenna (Sep's sister) gets sucked into it also and everybody thinks she is the lost princess. Will they get out and survive or will they die in they're past. read what happened before in "Magyk" and "Flyte" then read this book to find out what happens to them. Good luck!
    • ninjac
      ninjacTuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm33 stars
      This book is about a wizard named Septimus Heap. He is the seventh son of the seventh son and that is supposed to mean he has special magical powers. How the people in his word spell magic is like this "m-a-g-y-k". Septimus is really interested in "physik" and wants to learn how to do it but the only obstacle is that the only person who knew how to do it died hundreds of years ago. Septimus' sister is being haunted by a ghost that is her great great great great great great great great great grandmother (that kills her own daughters ). The ghost wants to get rid of Septimus first so e can't stop her so she puts a curse on him that he will drown that midnight unless he looks into a weird mirror. he looks into the mirror and gets sucked in. The mirror turns out to be a portal between two different times. Septimus gets to learn physik and meet the person who created physik. Then Jenna (Sep's sister) gets sucked into it also and everybody thinks she is the lost princess. Will they get out and survive or will they die in they're past. read what happened before in "Magyk" and "Flyte" then read this book to find out what happens to them. Good luck!
      • zebralove
        zebraloveFriday, October 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm55 stars
        Go back in time, and then when your mom asks you to join her at the table, you wind up asking her for some everlasting Fyre!
        • headream100
          headream100Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 5:16 am55 stars
          Magikal and darke, this book really pulls readers into the book itself! Actually, if Septimus was real, I might have had a small crush on him. Well, just kidding! :) I prefer Spit Fyre better.
          • dr_prof_partick
            dr_prof_partickFriday, March 1, 2013 at 4:37 am
            well this series is long but it is good so if you have the time i'd read this series could take a couple months
            • lillybearboo
              lillybearbooMonday, April 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm55 stars
              I am loved this book! The first and second ones, Magyk and Flyte were so fnicking amazing! OH MY GODZILLA IT WAS SO FREAKING AMAZING! You need to read it. Not to give it all away, but Septimus is kidnapped by Marcellus Pye and forced to be his apprentice instead of Marcia's. Any way it is so awesome. Check it out! P.S. Follow me, lillybearboo. Don't ask me how I came up with the name, just don't.
              • sillycheet
                sillycheetMonday, April 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm
                I love it... I'm reading it right now.... AWWWW.... I feel so bad for septimus right now :( His brother Nicko is dead :(((