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(TodHunter Moon #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,550 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Almost one year ago, Alice TodHunter Moon left her PathFinder village to become Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap. The Castle still fills Tod with wonder—it’s hard to believe all that Magyk comes from the great block of lapis lazuli beneath the Wizard Tower.

But in faraway lands, the brilliant blue stone is crumbling to dust. Soon the destruction will spread
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The beautiful lapis lazuli stones are turning to dust. While the explanation for what is causing this change is poorly explained, the threat is real: the loss of magick and the collapse of the Wizard Tower, something Extraordinary Wizard Septimus and Chief Apprentice Tod are out to stop. It seemed to me that there were too many characters, perhaps Angie Sage feeling she needed to have a character parade as this is the end of a trilogy. The second half of the book is better than the first half as ...more
Dana Salman
Mar 06, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Lol did anyone else notice it says book two on the cover? This is supposed to be book three...


Alright looks like it's fixed now (somewhat)
Sara Saif
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I will always look back at these books with love and fondness and cherish reading them forever. It's funny how something so unexpectedly grows close to your heart. With StarChaser, I finally said goodbye to the world of Septimus Heap. For now. I have my fingers crossed for more books.

I love it when authors merge two or more of their series together set in the same world through shared history and tie things up nicely. The previously inconsequential things get a chance to be expounded. Here it wa

Ms. Yingling
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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When Septimus' brother Simon's lapis lazuli eye starts to crumble to dust, it bodes ill for many things in the kingdom that depend on it. In order to get things back to the way they were, an ormlet being raised by Spit Fyre must be returned to the Orme Pit and hopefully an Ormlet egg can be found to bury under the castle and restore the magic. Tod and her friends embark on a variety of adventures to accomplish this, and have run ins with the Red Queen, wh
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Septimus, Tod, Ferdie, and Oskar have returned to The Castle with the Orm, a dragonlike creature that will eventually transform into a different creature altogether; one that creates the lapis that powers the Magyk of the world. Most people can't wait until the Orm transforms, since in its "juvenile" state it's dangerous and annoying, but the real danger isn't revealed until Princess Driffa appears in a state of rage. Septimus had promised to find and return the Orm egg that the sorcerer Oraton- ...more
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I’ve read and loved all of Sage’s books! Septimus Heap series being by far the best series I’ve ever read! TodHunter Moon continued the adventures in excellent fashion and now, they too, have become my favorites!
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the 3rd and last book of the Todhunter Moon trilogy which take place in the world of Septimus Heap. I really enjoyed this book. First of all I really like the world building that the author did for this series and the Septimus Heap series (that took place several years ago). I love the imagination of the author and also the humor in the books. I know these books are aimed at a much younger reader than me, but I think most adults would enjoy them too.
I can find nothing negative to say
Siona St Mark
This had many elements that, in theory, should have made me love this book. However, I have just grown up so much since I started Magyk (I believe I started the series the year Queste came out), that it just doesn't hold my attention anymore. I like my books to be more epic in scope and this just wasn't. This is a fantastic series by all means, and I'd recommend it to anyone before Harry Potter, it just isn't being written for my demographic anymore. ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Considering this is the last Todhunter Moon book, as well as the last Septimus Heap book (for the foreseeable future, I assume), the danger level in this one really doesn't hit very hard. The stakes are very high, but there are a lot of things going on that just don't...feel that important? And then there's the random (view spoiler) stuff which may have been seeded before (I honestly don't remember) but still feels out of left field for the ending.

Not my favou
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I fear this is the end of the Septimus Heap Sojourn. Spit Fyre was there and Stanley had a cameo. Let's beseech the author to continue chronicling the lives of our favorite characters. ...more
Elise Edmonds
Why I chose this book

Basically, I wanted to finish the series off!


I give this book a 4 out of 5

I wouldn’t advise reading this book without reading the first two in the trilogy, because they build on a lot of knowledge throughout. However, there is no need to read the Septimus Heap books first. This book is suitable for younger readers.

Good points

This series is an easy read. I love the world and the magic, and the inventiveness of all the plot lines. In particular, the Ancient Ways,
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was kind of disappointed by this one... It's the last book in the world of Septimus Heap and should have wrapped everything up nicely, but it let me down. Some characters that have been extremely important (and others that should have at least got a small nod) didn't even appear at all in this final book. The end didn't feel like a grand finale at all...

I was confused a few times by the plot (part of which might be due to reading this months after the second book, but that can't be the whole p
I was quite enjoying the book up to the halfway point but then it started to get very convoluted with a confusing scene in The Ancient Ways and another of space travel. But I still really liked the writing and the world-building. Though the writing is mostly cheerful, I always feel a sense of dread and eeriness while reading the book—and I can say the same for the whole series—maybe because Angie Sage does not shy away from dishing out unfortunate fates to her characters. Also, I never realized ...more
Amalie Simper
I wish this 3rd book wasn't the end of this series!!!! I could have gone on for several more books. However, in this book TodHunter Moon takes the things she has learned in the wizard tower, the things that she cares about in her personal life (family, friends), and uses that information to pull the 2 worlds together. This book completey pulls away from the original characters of the Septimus heap series and we are competely in the new world the author has created. The previous series characters ...more
Fred Tomlinson
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I guess I have a love/ hate relationship with the Todhunter Moon series. These three books were not bad, but I didn't think they were as well written as the Septimus Heap series. I could see myself rereading the Septimus Heap series in the future, but this series I wouldn't reread. Ultimately, I think the characters made the Septimus Heap series; I really wanted to know what happened to Septimus, Jenna, Marcia, Nicko and the other characters as I read through the series. This series I really nev ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I found StarChaser, the last book in the TodHunterMoon series, to be quite enjoyable. Admittedly it is overshadowed by the Septimus Heap series (which it continues) and also fails to convince as a stand alone. This is partly due to the large number of characters it features, leaving little room for the character development of the three newly introduced main characters; and a slightly generic story arch that is reminiscent of some of the previous books. Nevertheless I loved revisiting all the ch ...more
Amy Volker
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the Septimus Heap series and was so sad when it ended, so I was excited to know that Angie Sage had created a trilogy that continued in the world of Septimus and was focused on a young girl, Alice TodHunter Moon. This is the final book and I just loved it! She is a strong but flawed character that is just trying to find where she fits in her world. This story picks up where the last one ended, with the Orm egg hatched and the future of Magyk at stake. Tod and the Tribe of Thr ...more
Catherine Yezak
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The final book for the Septimus Heap adventures lives up to the series. Tod, Oskar, and Ferdie get one last adventure as they attempt to save the castle, the Wizard Tower, and the planet by finding a long hidden Pathfinder ship that is home to the last Orm Egg.

While wrapping up the series, I still felt like I had questions. Primarily, what is Ferdie's life? Does she follow the Pathfinder tradition, does she go into the Manuscriptorium like Oskar, does she go into medicine, or does she marry a m
Sarah Brousseau
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 67/100: Starchaser (TodHunter Moon #3) by Angie Sage. Finally got around to finishing my favorite series where it all began about 12 years ago at my parents place in their backyard. It's a bittersweet emotion going back to the Septimus world and experiencing all the familiarity that comes with it. I do prefer the original series - heck this one lacked Nicko Heap, my favorite Heap (but I am glad we get to hear more about the middle child Heaps like Jo-Jo and the twins). A wild adventure it's ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It was a perfect ending to the series, I love the way Tod developed as a character, and her friendship with both Oskar and Ferdie. I have loved Septimus Heap and the world it's set in since I was a child, I got Magyk when I was 10, in the year of publication, and at the age of 22 I am still enthralled by these books and the world they are set in. I could read more and more about the characters from their day to day lives to their adventures and never ever get bored, ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, audiobook
The tale of the Ormlet continues in StarChaser. Septimus is having a place for the Ormlet built under the wizard tower. The Ormlet is stealing shiny objects and causing all sorts of close calls on injuring people in his flying.
Aunt Mitza is out for revenge. Marissa has delusions of grandeur. The lapis lazuli is crumbling to dust in faraway lands and in the tunnels.
Tod, Oscar and Ferdie save the day when they follow the path of previous pathfinders.
This is an exciting conclusion to the TodHunter
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Septimus Heap series. Then I read the PathFinder series, and loved that too. This book is the conclusion to the series, and I am so upset. Everything pretty much ended up nicely though. The lapis lazuli was restored, Spit Fyre got a mate, and there were no more secrets in the PathFinder village. However, I have officially decided that I'm going to reread all of it, starting with Magyk. ...more
Rhyllis Bignell
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Angie Sage concludes her fantasy adventure series in Starchaser, with a huge cast of characters, multiple story threads and chapters focused on different places, mysterious happenings and people in the Ancient Ways. She has created an intense 'magykal' world, with its unique language, detailed settings, spells and potions and a strong young female protagonist. The fight of good over evil continues with malevolent villains pitted against the family and friends of Alice TodHunter Moon. ...more
Em Smour
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've always loved the Septimus Heap series and the Todhunter Moon series was an excellent addition to the world of Septimus Heap. I had some problems with a lot of Tod's characterization, however. She seemed far too emotionless for a kid her age. That being said, the events of this book take place over the course of five days or so and I'm honestly in awe of how active Tod is in her narrative; She never stops moving. ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a long time fan of the world of Septimus Heap, I have to admit that this book was a bit of a let down. As a book by itself, it's great. The plot is good, it's funny and exciting, but as part of a series, and especially as the last part of a series, I felt that it didn't do a very good job at closing up the story. However, there are some really great moments in there, so I recommend reading it and figuring things out yourself. ...more
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series- this book was great too. I loved how Alice just took charge of the situation and her friends had her back. The whole underwater adventure part at the end was really fun! Angie Sage just does a great job fleshing our characters and having really good stories. I also love her details at the end about what happened to other characters so there’s no loose ends. If you liked septimus grap, you should read the todhunter moon books. :)
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
I must say that I enjoyed the Septimus Heap series and was excited to see the Todhunter Moon series incorporate the Heap characters while introducing Tod. The action in StarChaser was like being on a roller coaster with several exciting curves but also some pretty uneventful track. Three fourths of the way the action and suspense picked up.
Amber McManus
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly hope that Angie sage will come up with some other series to continue this. I'm so sad to think that it's over. I don't want it to be. these books have spanned years for me and I've loved her writing and the characters the entire time. If this is the true end, I am deeply sad, but profoundly grateful I found this series. thank you, Angie sage ...more
Sophie Gale
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grown up kids who cut their teeth on SFF
Shelves: sff, 2018-book-list
I loved the Septimus Heap books. I thought the end of the series was every bit as satisfying as the Harry Potter series. But TodHunter Moon? Not as much... I'm happy to say that Book 3 really exceeded expectations! Angie Sage is really a Wizard at plotting! And a Master at world-building. I don't know where she will go next but I'm down for the ride. ...more
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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. She also wrote the Todhunter Moon series, and 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 Spookie series.

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