Queste (Septimus Heap #4)
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...more
In the meantime, Merrin Meredith travels to the Castle in h...more
Acho essa série uma graça, que apesar de ser voltada para o público infantil, a autora os trata de forma linda e inteligente, seus mistérios e armações, vilões e mundo mágico são perfeitos. Mas por ser uma série muito complexa e demora bastante para sair por aqui (além do preço super caro), eu sempre acabo com lapsos de memória, então os primeiros capítulos eu fico tentando me lembrar de quem é quem (são muitos personagens) e só depois que pega no tra...more
Mit diesem Band hat sich d...more
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 Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were
On their way to rescue Nicko and Snorri they run into alot of problems and challenge...more
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 Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, w...more
I also had a lot of issues with the House of Foryxxx. The glasses of time in...more
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?!?...more
What others might rate it: 4
Everytime I think that Marcia and Jenna might have brains the writing goes and proves me wrong.
Marcia is the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, which to MY mind means she's the head wizard and should be more open to the possibilities of magical occurrences - however every book has had something magical happen and Marcia becomes adamant everytime that there is a LOGICAL non-magical explanation.
Jenna who has no magical skills, beyond being able to speak to the Drag...more
From the previous book, we know that Snorri and Nicko have disappeared in Time, and so the first part of the book involves all the differ...more
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...more
It was also nice to see Sage focusing more on her well-written supporting characters - Marcia is becoming my...more
Anyways, I shall try to recreate.
This is a series that I have rather come to enjoy. We are going to conveniently ignore the fact that I am a 23 yr old reading books designed for 10-12 year olds and move on. I really do love this series. It's so cute and well-written with good storylines and morals. I would back this for excellent children's fiction over that Twilight nonsense any day. Sage is a talente...more
After reading this one, they are no longer fun. They are no longer pixie sticks, they are Bit-O-Honeys.
The thing about cliffhangers is that eventually you have to get back to them. Or at least pretend that this is still a worry and still going through your head. And maybe your characters give a damn.
Also, sometimes your dead guy has to remain dead.
You can't just have him showing up after everyone goes "NOPE REALLY DEAD THIS TIME"
And should your evil enem...more
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...more
Toward the beginning I was a bit annoyed by the fact that the children insisted on setting out on their quest without asking any help of adults. True, they do have some assistance from a couple of adults, but only to provi...more