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It's been a year since Septimus Heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary 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
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Paperback, 521 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2006)
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Ann
Jan 22, 2009 Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: If you enjoyed Magyk, you should like this too:)
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Another enjoyable book by Sage. I wasn't quite as enthralled with the second book as I was the first (some of the inventiveness and cuteness seemed lacking just a smidgen) but it was still a good story.
I felt it continued the story and plot well, holding fairly true to the characters and flavor of the first book.

I only have a few... not complaints... but rather things that weren't quite up to 5 stars:
I'm still awaiting further explanation of the magical world (though as it's only book two, I'm n
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Jennifer
quirky, most definitely something new to the children's bookshelves. these books show a lot imagination and creativity. dark with light humour in between the nasty bits. i like the way angie sage also uses the phonetic spellings of 'magykal' words to show a distinction between the norm and the wizards. her World is full of adventure, surprises and humour.
Susan
What a fun series, I love how all the characters are so perfectly original and surrounded by a wonderful story that just keeps getting better with each book. It is fantastic how there is always new magic in so many avenues of Septimus's young life. Dragons, wolf boys, ghosts, magic all wrapped up in generations of splendid wizardry. Gerard Doyle's individual voices are so good that it is easy to forget that it is just one person. An excellent, clean story for all ages that moves along at just th ...more
Vonette
I loved the first book, and rated it 4 stars because the characters were so three dimensional. I could really understand their motivations and believe in their personalities. This second book struck me as being put together more hurriedly than the first one. There were a lot of "holes" in the story (why do we never see into Marin's thoughts again after he leaves with Simon? Or even have any clear idea if he DID leave with Simon? why is so little mention given to the fate of the dragon boat at th ...more
Becca
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one, maybe even a little bit more. I loved getting to know all the characters better, and being able to learn more about Angie's world. I, once again, fell in love with her writing, and I particularly noticed, and loved, how she gave everything a "voice". Even the stove and coffeepot in the ExtraOrdinary Wizard's kitchen had minds of their own. It was very fun to read those passages in particular.

The only thing that could be a negative was that this
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Kathy
Flyte picks up Septimus' story a year later than when the first book of the series ended. It's really Jenna's story, too, as we learn more about the Princess. In this one, Simon Heap (Septimus' older brother) is the villian as he kidnaps Jenna, attacks the Dragon Boat and tries to bring back Domdaniel, the evil Extraordinary Wizard. Good continuation of the series and nice introduction to more characters that I expect we'll see going forward. These are nice books for young adult readers - pretty ...more
Janie Johnson
What a magycal read this was. I had read this years ago and it seems like I took so much more away from it this time. I am so very glad that I decide to come back to this series. I really loved visiting with some of my favorite characters again and meeting some new ones.

Angie Sage adds the perfect amount of magic to this story. It allows her readers to become totally immersed in such a beautiful world where magic is real. And as I read it, I can really feel like the magic is real in our world a
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Kathy Davie
This is the second in the young adult fantasy series, Septimus Heap. In Flyte, young Septimus takes off on his own to rescue the young Princess Jenna when his brother, Simon, kidnaps her. For no one will believe that Simon isn't just taking her for a ride on his horse. Turns out that Simon is incredibly jealous of Sep's position as the Assistant to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard and fully intends to oust Septimus by the use of Darke Magyk.

Lots of fun, exciting, and scary adventures for both Jenna and
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Molly
I've finally broken my streak...I actually liked this (book 2 in the series) the best. This has absolutely never happened to me before! I'm going to have to review some of my other long held beliefs...

Anyway, this is an action packed book which continues the saga of Septimus Heap, long thought of only has Boy 412, but now the apprentice to the most powerful of all wizards. His newfound status, however, has some jealous, including his eldest brother, Simon Heap. Simon aligns himself with the dark
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Lori Anderson
first read June 17, 2008, second reading 2013, with my ten year old.

These books are addictive! I won't add more than I had a "woah!" moment when I saw the picture the illustrator had drawn for Marcia Overstrand -- I'd pictured her all along as an older, heavier wizard! Boy was I wrong!

Cool book, great series -- on to book three!

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Here is the summary of Flyte and so Septimus Heap is cleaning his library. So he catches six small spiders and lets them out out of the window. Then Septimus finds a big spider and the spider bits his thumb and then Septimus got the spider and then went to Marcia and she gave him medicine and so then the medicine made his thumb worse. Septimus went to the doctor and had to stay in his bed and do nothing for a week. This is my summary of the book. ( only chapter #1) Izabella G.:)
Michael
Flyte, like it's predecessor, is a "boy wizard coming of age" story joined to a "girl princess coming of age" story. But if you've made it this far, you already know that Angie Sage somehow avoids falling into the same tired old tropes of books in either genre. For example, when our princess is kidnapped by a Bad Guye she is fully able to rescue herself, thank-you-very-much. When a magykal creature hatches and becomes bonded to someone in the story, an event you can see coming from hundreds of p ...more
Aarifa the biggest cat lover in the world
I know u are confused that I liked it, read it and gave up on. Actually I thought this book was really great even though I could not finish it. So that is why I gave it 5 stars!
BJ Rose
What a delightfully enjoyable fantasy series!
Maria
I like Flyte.

Flyte is a fun sequel. The emphasis on the importance of family is what I liked the most in here. See, Septimus' oldest brother Simon is the villain. Even if Simon tried to "indirectly" kill him a few times, Septimus chose to spare his brother's life in the end. Now, isn't that nice?

I got a lot of laughs while listening to the audiobook. Nico's the most entertaining character! Besides Septimus, his rants and banters are the most enjoyable. And the spells are delightful, especially t
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Richard
7/10

The 2nd outing in the Septimus Heap series and it continues a year after the first book following both Septimus and Jenna. It was an enjoyable read without ever really getting to the stage of being hard to put down. It never got into top gear and the plot meandered a little too much for my liking which kept the overall rating down.

There are plenty of enjoyable things going on in this book , the most enjoyable of which was Simon kidnapping Jenna and then the escape that ensues, and the worl
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Linda Jaejoong
Simon Heap ist auf die dunkle Seite der Macht zu DomDaniel gewechselt. Er möchte seinem neuen Meister helfen wieder an die Macht zu gelangen, damit er allen anderen beweisen kann das er viel mächtiger ist als Septimus. Sein erster Auftrag lautet die Prinzessin zu entführen, was ihm auch gelingt mehr oder weniger!! Nun ist es an Septimus und Nicko ihre Schwester Jenna zu befreien.

Familie Heap ist wieder unterwegs!! Einer auf der bösen Seite, die Anderen auf der guten. Septimus begegnet auch endli
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An Odd1
"Flyte" (Septimus Heap 2) by Angie Sage is full of: so much imagination, I can only say - read it; and of frustration - disbelief by those supposed to be your nearest and dearest - I know the feeling. Nobody trusts our hero Sep (12ish?): that his eldest brother Simon, now 20 but acts 10, has kidnapped Princess Jenna, 12ish, that Ice Tunnels run everywhere beneath the Castle. Simon has the long-vanished true Flyte charm, can chase them, their Dragon Boat. Chapter prefacing line drawings by Mark Z ...more
Cass
I stumbled across this series when I downloaded Magyk on my Kindle for free. (just checked and it's not free any more). This second book is as good as the first in my opinion. Septimus Heap is just learning how to be a wizard...actually just learning how to be a boy with a name and not just a number! He is faced with challenges the grown-up wizards have no clue how to handle. But he trust his instincts, and himself and goes forward. Jenna, the princess and adopted un-magykal member of the Heaps ...more
Bryan Delgado
Flyte by Angie Sage has been one of the best sequels I have ever read because it still feels like if your reading the first book and has more comedy,emotional moments and mystery.Septimus Heap has finally been reunited withhis family and is the ExtraOrdinary Apprentice of Marcia Overstrand who is presently the ExtraOrdinary Wizard.Meanwhile Jenna is learning how to be a princess and is living the Castle with her parents.Simon has an argument with his parents about how Septimus
got to be Marcia's
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Jesus Torres
“Flyte”starts a year after the events of “Magyk”One day at the wizard tower septimus was cleaning the library and a spider bit him but it wasn’t a normal spider it was a “Darke Spider” Which is supposed to make you nervous but marcia had bigger problem she had noticed that about a year ago a shadow started following her and annoyed her everyday while she was working on a “Shadow Safe” to get rid of the shadow that was spying on her,One day a rider with a “Darke” horse came and asked for jenna an ...more
Paris
I just finished a book called Flyte by Angie Sage this was the second book in the Septimus Heap series.This story started off by talking about the seventh son of the seventh son (Septimus Heap).He is the apprentice of Marcia Overstrand (The extraordinary wizard) Simon Heap the oldest brothers came to the castle to apparently “Visit” Jenna.She was in the gardens with her mother, Simon asked Jenna if she wanted to go on a ride with him and his horse Thunder.So jenna went yes and they went on a rid ...more
Elizabeth
(mild spoilers)

Flyte is yet another inventive, funny, and cute book from Sage. I loved the introduction of Spit Fyre and the return of the Dragon Boat. The magic is, of course, Magykal and lovely and oftentimes funny. I like the ghosts and the way they work and the way people react to them.

I often found myself frustrated when a character did not believe or went against another character, but I consider that a good thing; it means that I’m getting involved in the characters and am connected with
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Aelvana
Septimus Heap has grown comfortable in his new life as Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. But not everyone was happy he got the position. His oldest brother, Simon, has let jealousy take him to new depths. He disappeared after Septimus's Apprentice Dinner, and hasn't wasted any time plotting his revenge. For a kingdom finally recovering from the Supreme Custodian, a new darkness is dawning.

This book picks up right where Magyk left off, and digs right into the story. Though it's clear troubl
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Alejandrotiburcio-c
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Jefferson
In Flyte (2006), the second novel in Angie Sage's Septimus Heap series, eleven-year-old Septimus Heap (seventh son of a seventh son), is now the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, happily learning everything Magykal he can, cleaning the library, and dreaming of Flyte, "the Last Lost Art." (Sage uses bold font, capital letters, and archaic spelling to make Magykal things look special.) All is not well, however, in the Wizard's Tower in the Castle. An ominous Shadow has been ...more
Loren
This was better than Magyk, but my daughter is done with the series. It was a struggle for us to finish this volume, because the author blathers on and on. This would have been a terrific book, if it had been 150 pages shorter.

It's also one of those stories that wouldn't have been a story at all if the adults had just listened to their children. I don't understand why anyone thought it was okay for a young man, who'd been missing for months, to show up, put the princess on his horse, and gallop
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Edward Creter
This sequel I have to give a three, when it started out as a four-star but then the ending got ridiculous and became a parody of itself--and not a funny haha one at that. Septimus Heap, aka Boy 412 (at least temporarily) is hounded by his big brother Simon, who has kidnapped his sister Jenna, the Princess of the Heaps, and vows revenge on Sep for robbing him off the rights to being Head Wizard with all enjoyments thereto. Sep is in a Heap of trouble, and not even his hottie Wizardess Marcia will ...more
Carrie Slager
Although I gave Magyk, the first book in the Septimus Heap series, a mediocre review, I still continued on with the series as it had potential. As it turned out, that was the right decision.

Now that Septimus has been found and reunited with his family and Jenna has finally been claimed as the lost princess (something that was obvious from the beginning), Angie Sage begins to focus more on their character development. They are able to grow beyond their archetypes and readers will be much more sym
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Katie
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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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Septimus Heap (7 books)
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  • Physik (Septimus Heap, #3)
  • Queste (Septimus Heap, #4)
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“Use your head, Sep. Loads of wolverines. Hanging around waiting for super. Gtting excited. eating mint blasts. so what do you think they do?'
it must be here. they can't have eaten that... i dunno, Nik, what do they do?'
POO.”
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“Oh dear," said Sarah anxiously, "I do wish he wouldn't do these silly things."
I'm sure we all wish that, Sarah," said Marcia sternly. "But unfortunately he has progressed rather further than the silly stage. Evil-minded-scheming stage is more what I would call it.”
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