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Book 5 of 8 in the Septimus Heap Series

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 960L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060882107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060882105
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.8 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The fifth installment in the best-selling Septimus Heap series begins a few days after the events of Queste (2008). Septimus is preparing to recover his friends, including Princess Jenna, from the lowly Harbor environs. Meanwhile, Wolf Boy has a mission to complete to become the next Keeper. Each thread of this tale includes a multitude of twists, turns, witches, a jinnee (and an army of warrior jinns), storms at sea, and pirates and ultimately converges on a mysterious island inhabited by a possessed girl. Once again, Sage’s tale combines humor, adventure, and inventive storytelling and is sure to please her many fans. Grades 3-6. --Ernie Cox

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Praise for Septimus Heap series: Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery Amanda Craig, The Times Her yarn scoots along like a dragon-boat with the wind in its sails Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Full of hurtle-paced humour Telegraph Wonderfully imaginative ... Children of all ages will relish this Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Sage packs adventure, drama, and lots of humor into these books.
Amy
I started reading books for 8-12 year olds out loud back & forth with my niece when she was in 3-4 grade.
Aunt Deb
The plot continues smoothly and the story introduces more interesting characters.
Heather

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Portianay VINE VOICE on October 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I think the character development in this one was perfect, and do not understand the comment another reader made that it was not. I felt we learned more about these "tweens" as they are approaching adulthood, and I felt it was realistic development, too. The story line is, as always with Ms. Sage, engaging, and new characters come on the scene smoothly. The new characters themselves are interesting, and I find myself looking forward to Book Six--the wait! the wait!!!! It is so hard to wait!!! --with great anticipation, to see how they progress.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alice Kojima on November 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I've read all the books thus far and this by far was my favorite. The story is brimming with adventure and action, but Sage does not drift away from the humor that keeps her book unique and exciting. The descriptions provide the reader with thorogh descriptions and the story gives an intimate look into what it's like to be a preteen. As a teenager in her later years of high school, this book was not too far off what I felt only a couple of years before. The book shows teenage angst, but doesn't lather it on like some books often do. I definately recommend this book and can't wait for Sage to release another!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews on April 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
As mentioned earlier, the book starts off with Septimus
getting his promotion and his fist assignment (to pick up
his friends from the port). Once Septimus gets his friends,
they meet an old figure from the past and stay with him for
the night. On the way back to the Tower, they crash into one
of the Isles of Syren. This is where the book takes place.
Meanwhile Wolf Boy and Lucy go on an adventure that also
takes them out to the Isle. They witness an object being
stolen and placed strategically. They meet up with Septimus
and Co. and they figure out the evil plan of an enemy from
the past and his henchman. They confront him and&&&&&&&&&.
Who will win the battle? What happens after? What is on the
Isles of Syren?

I read the book Syren recently and it
definitely lived up to my expectations. To any person who
has read any of the books in the series, it will not
disappoint. To people who have not read the series, I
recommend starting from the first book. The plot instantly
hooked me with Septimus getting a promotion and going on his
first solo assignment. The book features an intricate plot
filled with corporal amounts of suspense, action, twists,
and battle. The characters were as good as ever. The
emotions they express are realistically portrayed and make
you relate to the characters as if they were your personal
friends. Overall, this book is excellent and is not a
disappointment.

Reviewed by a young adult student reviewer
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jake D. Worley on October 12, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Syren is the latest book in the Septimus Heap series and I can not say that I was overly impressed. After Magyk I noticed a slight flaw in the books, the flaw is that the author uses the same formula over and over again.

Step 1: There are very stong hints that something very terrible is going to happen.

Step 2: Something bad does happen and the pampered little kids have to deal with it.

Step 3: Don't worry! We solved it very fast. It was slow going so I thought there should be a conflict but don't even worry one bit, we solved it before anything actually happened.

Although Angie Sage uses this formula numerous times, I was glad to see that somethings were left hanging until the next book. The newest character added, Syrah Syara, was very different than the other teenagers (which I think are whiny and helpless); Syrah is a dark character that is technically 500 years old and sometimes not in control of her own body. Although I like her, I'm not sure it was wise for the author to make a nineteen year old and a twelve year old a prospective couple.

Septimus is a well rounded character and, as I noticed in Syren, a little haughty as he is not used to being treated with disrespect (being the Apprentice and all). Jenna however I feel should be tied up and thrown off a cliff with sharp rocks at the bottom. She is so stupid, naive, and frankly the last person I would want with me on a deserted island.

Marcia is my favorite character and I am majorly pissed of at the small role she was given. Wolf Boy, at the beginning, was semi interesting yet he seemed to be the same good guy character that belongs to most every male character in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Deb on March 8, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I started reading books for 8-12 year olds out loud back & forth with my niece when she was in 3-4 grade. She's now a college junior and I'm still reading children's books because I love them. This Septimus Heap series is my absolute favorite, over Harry Potter and any other. In this installment Septimus finds a former apprentice that never returned from a Queste, unlike Septimus who returned from his Queste in a previous volume. I believe there is only going to be 2 more books in this series. Since Sep is the 7th son of a 7th son I understood at the beginning of the series there would be 7 books of course. With Syren being book 5 we're getting close to the end of Sep's story. I have devoured them all. Angie Sage has an easy to read style of writing making her stories so enjoyable to read.
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Angie Sage loves the sea, spooky old houses, and medieval England. Ms. Sage has created many books for children, including the Araminta Spookie series. You can visit her online at www.septimusheap.com.

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