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La quête (Septimus Heap #4)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  36,989 Ratings  ·  865 Reviews
Merrin Mérédith est de retour avec les pires intentions, tandis que Tertius Fumée, un fantôme colérique, assiège la tour du Magicien. Quant à Nicko, le frère de Septimus, il reste introuvable, prisonnier quelque part dans le passé. Engagé malgré lui dans la quête périlleuse dont personne n'est jamais revenu, Septimus est en grand danger. Ses ennemis veillent, décidés à pro ...more
Poche, 543 pages
Published November 10th 2010 by LGF (first published 2008)
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May 05, 2008 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 22, 2008 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
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.
Sep 28, 2008 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-stuff
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
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.
Vždycky, když si potřebuji odpočinout od krutopřísněhustých fantasy s hektolitry krve a YA žánru, sáhnu po dalším díle této série. Tohle je totiž to, co v takovou chvíli potřebuji. I když je pravdou, že celá série je spíše pohádka, ani mi to nevadí - rád se vrátím do těch let, kdy jsem si myslel, že všechno funguje tak, jak chci. Výprava za hrdinstvím byla vtipná, pěkná a pohádková, takže si nemám na co stěžovat. :)
I re-read this book as part of the "finish the series" challenge I'm doing this year. I decided since I really liked the series, that I'd re-read all of them. I started re-reading the first one & was a little bored with it, so I decided to jump ahead & re-read this one.

I originally gave this book five stars, so I know I greatly enjoyed it, but I wasn't writing reviews (regularly, anyway) back in 2009, when I last read the series. Now, I'm only giving it four stars. Honestly, the characte
Kathy Davie
Aug 14, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
Fourth in the Septimus Heap fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around the Heap family. The focus is on Beetle.

My Take
It takes almost 200 pages before we start to get to the purpose of the story, and thoughout, it's an odd combination of Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, and Disney with that fun sense of gross that Dahl brings to a story — I mean, a banana-bacon chew?? ewww — the supportive camaraderie of Harry Potter and his friends, and the cartoon craziness of Disney.

This is a story
Jul 28, 2010 P.M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 09, 2011 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Janie Johnson
Apr 04, 2014 Janie Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-challenge
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
Tanja Berg
Mar 06, 2014 Tanja Berg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 24, 2008 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love these books! It was witty and kept you on the edge of your seat. It is amazing what kind of creative story lines Angie Sage is able to come up with. I highly recommend it!
Aug 29, 2010 R rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME BOOK!! This is totally my favorite Septimus Heap book. Now on to Syren!
Oct 23, 2011 Aaronaldridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 18, 2013 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 01, 2010 Dona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 13, 2010 CekMoNSter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, fantasy
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
EJ Johnson
Mar 25, 2009 EJ Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  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
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
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?!?
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
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
Dec 20, 2014 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Hannah Steward
Feb 16, 2016 Hannah Steward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Queste by Angie Sage was an amazing fourth book in the Septimus Heap series. I really enjoyed reading this book because of all of the action that Angie Sage put into this book. I also really liked Queste because of the words that the author chose while writing this book. Queste also had many cliff hangers and adventurous characters that I really adored.

Queste is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series. In the earlier books, there was an evil villain named DomDaniel. DomDaniel had an apprent
Jan 25, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
The Septimus Heape books are getting better and better plotwise. Queste has a very good plot, with a few minor exceptions. It took a little bit to actually get into the Queste part of the book, but what came before it was all necessary. The character development is getting better, too. I like Septimus more and more. Spit Fyre is again awesome and Marcia Overstrand has her moments as well. I’m enjoying this series a lot and I’m glad that each book appears to be getting stronger. It makes me look ...more
Dec 20, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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