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Queste (Septimus Heap #4)

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There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans--they are headed for the mysterious House of Fory ...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Nick
Ok, so I'm always on the lookout for a series I'll enjoy as much as the late lamented Harry Potter. This is not quite it, but it's not too bad, if you're 12 and need a good summer read. Or if you still remember what it was like to curl up on the window seat on a rainy day in July with nothing more to do than to lose yourself in a fantasy novel complete with wizards, dragons, quests, and Stanley's Message Rat Service. My excuse is I have nephews and nieces.... Who need the occasional birthday pre ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

The fourth tale of Septimus Heap delivers action, adventure, magic, and a good share of surprises.

The tale begins when Nicko Heap and Snorri, who in a previous book found themselves transported out of their own Time, discover a clue that might allow them to return to their home Time. However, the path home is a tricky one: Nicko and Snorri must find their way to the mysterious House of Foryx, "the place where all Times do meet." Once they are there
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Julie
While I really enjoyed the first three books, I feel that Angie Sage has really hit her stride with this one. Now that all of the characters are firmly situated in their Magykal world, she can focus on certain protagonists without the feeling (as in the third book) that she is including a few vignettes to remind us about the existence of all the various cast members. Once again the short chapters move things along quickly as we ping-pong between different places and characters, but most of the n ...more
MountainLaurel
While this book was good, I didn't think it was as well done as the other Septimus Heap books. The story seemed less developed, without as many of the little details that make everything work out in the end so well and cleverly as in the other books. But I still liked it and I look forward to reading Septimus #5! ...I just hope it's a little more original.
Deborah
This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, and I have to say that it's as good as the other three. I enjoy the characters, the settings, the stylistic originalities. It is not a Harry Potter clone, it can stand well on its own. Good story, likable people, cool magic, even a dragon and some ghosts thrown in, with enough chilling "Darke Magyk" to raise the hair on the back of my neck, without being as scary as some of the later Potter books. Nice for younger fans, and I thi ...more
Susan
Extraordinary wizards, flying dragons, dragon rings, chanting witches, fairy boats, time travel, talking rats, magical mirrors, trees, sleds, floors, wolf boys, shape shifting cats and questing stones. What more could you want in a fantasy. These are exciting, suitable adventures for young children and adults alike.
P.M.
When "Physyk" ended, Nicko and Snorri were stranded in Marcellus Pye's time. Septimus and Jenna were determined to retrieve their brother Nicko no matter what and perhaps Snorri incidentally. Meanwhile, Merrin Meredith has muddied the waters by creating a Thing which he offloads on Tertius Fume who is just looking for a way to create havoc for Marcia, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Septimus is tricked into accepting a Queste stone from which no Apprentice has ever returned alive. Luckily, Marcellus, ...more
Lucy
I found I got through this Septimus Heap book much quicker than the others. It still took a while to get going but the end of the previous book (Physik) felt like much more of a cliff hanger than the previous books in the series so Queste felt like more of a sequel than just another book with the same characters. I wanted to find out what had happened after the last book so I was eager to get going. I was pretty impressed to, I’ve liked the other Septimus Heap books but the series seems to be ge ...more
Cynthyage
QUESTE takes Septimus, Jenna and Beetle in search of Nicko and Snorri, to bring them back from the past. They go to Marcellus Pye, who has remembered some information from his 500 year old memory and provides them with some notes from Nicko and Snorri. The notes say that they planned to travel to the House Of Foryx where all times meet, and there they expected to come back to their time. Jenna takes the notes back with her to the Palace.
In the meantime, Merrin Meredith travels to the Castle in h
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Janie Johnson
I think that this installment of The Septimus Series has been my favorite so far, and the last of my rereads. I was totally engaged with this story moreso than the others I think. I love the imagery that Angie Sage creates in each of these books. They are quite refreshing and enjoyable even though they are middle grade books.

So keeping this simple, our trio Beetle, Jenna, and Septimus, tries to rescue Nikko and Snorri in this book. And they find themselves on quite the adventure, especially for
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Ruthie the Ultimate Geek
AWESOME BOOK!! This is totally my favorite Septimus Heap book. Now on to Syren!
Aaronaldridge
This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series that is filled with ADVENTURE, ACTION and MAGIC. To tell the truth I really enjoyed this book. The main object of this book was three characters Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle go on an adventure to save Nicko and Snorri who are trapped in the house of Foryx. They can not leave the house of Foryx until someone from their time goes into the house then they can leave.

On their way to rescue Nicko and Snorri they run into alot of problems and challenge
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Vonette
Overall, I'm really enjoying this series. But some of the books seem better put-together than others. This one seems to have a few issues. I was expecting the story thread of the dragonboat and the remedy that Jenna picked up during her foray into the past in book 3 to at least be mentioned in this book. I am greatly puzzled that Jenna did not seem to use the remedy or even remember it when she returned to her own time.

I also had a lot of issues with the House of Foryxxx. The glasses of time in
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Martha
Yes this is still predictable, as most children's books are, but with Angie Sage, it's the story telling that is sort of like a journey that you look forward to. Or at least, I look forward to. That was something I forgot so I thought I'd put off reading this because I thought it might be too predictable. It's about a quest where no other wizard has returned from. Septimus Heap, the lead character, will take that journey so of course I know he will be able to come back unlike the others before h ...more
Dona
Sebelumnya, Septimus, Jenna dan Ullr berhasil kembali ke Masa Sekarang, masa dimana mereka seharusnya berada. Namun Nicko dan Snorri masih terjebak di masa enam ratus tahun lalu. Septimus meminta bantuan Marcellus Pye, yang kini kelihatan muda namun terkadang berperilaku seperti orang tua dan pelupa.

Marcellus bercerita bahwa di masa enam ratus tahun lalu, dia pernah bertemu dengan Nicko dan Snorri. Marcellus memperlakukan mereka dengan baik dan diijinkan untuk tinggal di rumahnya, namun Nicko da
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CekMoNSter
Well, After a rather disappointing continuation in the previous book (my personal opinion, so no heart feeling) I was surprised to read the next book Queste which was as good as the First book in the series.
The story continues with Septimus treating the people from Sicknesse, and later had himself preoccupied with his assignment as an Apprentice. ON the other end, the fake Septimus Heap with the real name of Merrin Meredith has a plan on his own. (I hate this boy!!!) Anyway, he made a deal with
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EJ Johnson
Mar 25, 2009 EJ Johnson rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers
Recommended to EJ by: Lydia
I really liked this book. I think the author is clever and fun to read without being too juvenile. However, there are very juvenile things that happen. Like with the other books in the series, the adults don't listen and the kids don't explain themselves enough. But also like the other books, the adults really like the kids they are responsible for and try their best to take care of them. Also in the end the adults help save the day. In this book, Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle go on a quest to sav ...more
Gloria
In the book Queste by Angie Sage, Jenna, Septimus, and Beetle needs to find a way to return back from the past. They need to look for Nicko and Snorri. They need to go to the House of Foryx, the location where all the times meet. Merrin wants to destroy Septimus and bumps into Jenna. The notes dropped and got wet, the notes tell them where to go. Jenna needs to get another copy of the notes so she goes to look for Ephaniah. Merrin was working in the Manuscriptorium where he finds a ghost of Tert ...more
Shelly
One thing that I don't like about this series is Merrin. He is so obnoxious and not fun to read about.

This series is like a fantasy soap opera for children. It's fun, it's entertaining, it sucks you in, the quality is not remarkably high, but you become invested in whats going on, important things sort of fizzle away for a while, and you find yourself wondering if you missed something, but really the author just moved onto something else for a while, and on and on.

And what of the Dragon Boat?!?
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Rebecca
Queste is the fourth addition to the Septimus Heap series and it is a very good addition indeed.

I really liked Queste, it picks up where the third book finished. The story line is really good one, while in places it's slightly muddled it all patches itself up in the end and it makes for a really good read.

I like all of the characters, they're all individuals and I think Septimus is really cool. He's a great protagonist.

Overall, Queste is a highly entertaining read. I love the whole Septimus Heap
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Becca
I ended up liking this one in the end enough to barely give it three stars, but it took so long for the story to really get started and finally become interesting (although predictable) that I was bored out of my mind for the first twenty chapters. Not good for an adventure story that's supposed to be fun. I am super annoyed with some of the characters (Marcia Overstrand is an idiot, and I can say that without malice by now), the main characters have lost their sparkle a little bit in this one ( ...more
Kara
Dec 20, 2014 Kara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves magic and fantasy
I'm at the beginning of Queste now and it is already very interesting. Nicko cannot be found still, you'll have to read the book before this, Physik, or you won't understand what is going on, and people are searching for him everywhere. Nicko and Snorri have been stuck in another time period during the 1500s for 6 months now. To add more excitement, the apprentice of Simon Heap, Septimus' brother, has some dark plans to take Septimus' place and have everyone call him Septimus like they did befor ...more
Tanja Berg
I don't understand why this is not on my list of read books. I read it a few years ago and I remember I really enjoyed it. Finally a true Septimus Heap adventure again. This time he must go on a "queste" from which no other questers have ever returned, more or less. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
Aelvana
Determined to find Nicko and Snorri, Septimus and Jenna have been searching for a way to re-open a door to the past. But in the meantime, an old enemy has resurfaced, and that petty malice soon puts Septimus on a Queste from which no Apprentice has ever returned. Septimus hopes that by ignoring the Queste he can continue his search for Nicko, but it may not be that easy. . .

Given that Physik left off on such a cliffhanger for Nicko and Snorri, it's nice that Queste dives right in with their adv
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Isaacrangel
My book is called ‘Queste by Angie Sage a series of books that I am reading. This is a little bit of my book that's just read.Septimus and Jenna and Beetle start their journey in the house of Foryx. Sam Heap is going to show them the to the house of Foryx. They eventually reach the House and find Ephaniah near the house.He had found the last missing piece of the map but was possessed by the Thing. Septimus, Jenna and Beetle enter the House of Foryx, but accidentally all three of them go inside. ...more
Jefferson
The plot of Queste (2008), Angie Sage's fourth novel in her seven-book Septimus Heap series, begins about six months after the events of the third book, Physik, which ended with Septimus and Princess Jenna returning to their present without their brother Nicko and his increasingly significant other Snorri Snorrelssen, who remained trapped 500 years in the past. Septimus has been trying to get the 500-year-old Alchemist Marcellus Pye (who, thanks to the tincture of eternal youth Septimus made for ...more
Michael
Queste continues the Septimus Heap story, a boy-wizard coming-of-age book joined to a girl-princess coming-of-age book. Wrapped in the "nothing is quite as it seems" trappings of a mystery novel, this is really a straight-up adventure story. It is part of a specific story arc that begins with Physik and ends with Syren. There is a distinct plot that begins and ends within the covers of Queste, so fear not. But as I said before, this marks the middle of a very difficult week for Septimus and Prin ...more
Carrie Slager
As you may remember, I wasn’t overly fond of Magyk, the first book in the Septimus Heap series. Still, I kept on with the series because it showed potential and now that I’ve read the fourth book, I’m certainly glad I did. With each book, Angie Sage’s writing got better, the characters became three dimensional and the world-building improved greatly.

Queste follows Septimus and Jenna as they try to bring Nicko and Snorri back to the present. The only problem is that Septimus has drawn the Questin
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Christina
I liked this more than the last book, but it still had it's problems. No major spoilers, but I will hide my thoughts anyway. Most of it is complaining about characterization.

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Ashley
Well I still like this series so far. Its an easy read but a great story. Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are off on a Queste (quite by accident) to rescue Snorri and Nicko from Time. The adventure is predictable at points, but still you find some extra surprise twists around some corners. I love the characters and can't wait to keep reading the series and see how all the stuff he learned he will use in the next book.
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Angie Sage (born 1952) is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the final book which is scheduled to come out later in 2013. Also, she wrote The Magykal Papers, an additional book with extra information about Septimus' world. She is also the illustrator and/or writer of many children's books, and is the new writer of the Araminta ...more
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