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Physik (Septimus Heap #3)

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The third book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.

New York Times Bestselling Series

"Few fans of the best-selling Septimus Heap series will be disappointed." --ALA Booklist

"Readers will be indubitably hooked--worrying, laugh
Hardcover, 545 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Kino Kino The army wasn't involved, the princess (future queen) was kidnapped and they weren't mobilized. You'd think they'd be more serious especially…moreThe army wasn't involved, the princess (future queen) was kidnapped and they weren't mobilized. You'd think they'd be more serious especially considering since they recruit boys. You'd think that this was a "hard" army, but nothing. Maybe I missed it, but at reading the end of the book, I found no significant involvement from them. I don't get it. To me reading the 2nd book was like listening to a liar and they go on and on with the lie and you just wait until they finish. It wasn't good. It was well written definitely but I just don't get it. A princess being kidnapped is a political affair and kingdoms get involved. So now, is it more of the same? Or should I give this series another shot? For me, if magic exists then maybe it's a force, in any case, it has a nature. In this case we're talking about a kingdom who lost its future queen and no one seem to care enough to get the army involved. I don't buy that, that just doesn't make sense.(less)

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Ahmad Sharabiani
Physik (Septimus Heap, #3), Angie Sage
Septimus Heap is a series of fantasy novels featuring a protagonist of the same name written by English author Angie Sage. In all, it features seven novels, entitled Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the first (Magyk) in 2005 and the final (Fyre) in 2013.
عنوانها: فیزیک؛ فیزیک؛ فیضیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سوم ماه جولای سال 2008 میلادی
عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب سوم فیزیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: امیرسینا همایونی؛ تهران، وسع
Jun 15, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
You know, I hate book reviews. I always feel so inadequate when I like a book other people have panned, and although I don't know of anyone who has read this series and didn't like it at least somewhat, I still feel that my support of these books is on shaky ground. (insert slightly whiney voice here) But I really like these characters! And I really like the plots! And I really like the crazy narratorial style! We zoom around from person to person and it works for me, but then I'm always interes ...more
May 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of this series! Ghosts, witches, dragons, spells, secret cupboards and tunnels, boggarts, sailing ships, queens, wizards, herbs and magic rings...everything you could possibly imagine in a magical castle realm. Mix that with Shakespearean-style mischief: comedy-of-errors (very human errors!) and mistaken identity. And, on top of all that, the characters are lovably ordinary; the children make friends in a natural, uncalculated way, and the adults are so...imperfect. Lots of fun!
Jennifer Wardrip
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I have to state that it's taken me a very long time to write my review of PHYSIK, mostly because it took me such a very long time to finish the book. Although I absolutely loved MAGYK, and was nearly as impressed with FLYTE, it was much harder for me to get into the story of PHYSIK. I wasn't immediately struck by the newly introduced characters, and even some of my old favorites were, at first, acting quite different than they had originally. That being said, t
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This was not my favorite in the series so far. It seemed like it took too long to get to the actual plot, and became tedious with far too many new, inconsequential characters added too quickly. I think that a quarter of the story and several characters could have been left out. The last few chapters were full of updates and information about the characters that could have been avoided if the story had flowed correctly. I hope the wonderful pacing that made the first two books so good is reestabl ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saking sukanya, 600 halaman pada buku ini aku baca kurang dari 24 jam. Ini salah satu hal yang luar biasa banget buat aku :p. Kisah Septimus bersama keluarganya ini makin seru. Lebih seru lagi dari cerita di dua buku sebelumnya. Recommended bagi siapa saja yang menyukai kisah fantasi dengan keajaiban-keajaiban sihir yang unik dan juga memikat :D
Jan 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library
I tried persevere. I really did. I read the first two from beginning to end. I couldn't do it with this one. The tediousness and annoyingly long paragraphs explaining every thought and action became too much for me! The book could really have been done in 100 pages...if that.

I ended up skimming quickly through it, after reading the first ten chapters, and then I read the bits at the end about what happened to characters. I got the gist of the book just by doing that and saved myself many more d
Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's kinda like Harry Potter mixed with the Lord of the Rings meets like the Time Warp Trio or something. I've really gotten into them, but they're long. The fourth one, Queste is almost 600 pages and the rest are like 500 some. They usually take me a month to read unless it's the weekend and I have nothing else to do, then it takes like three days. My mom, brother and I all are reading them right now.
John Conrad
Jan 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
I think this is the best of the series so far. It is very suspenseful and enjoyable to read. A new character, a trader girl enters the scene named Snorri. She is a nice addition to the growing list of protagonists, and Nicko takes a liking to her (possibly because of their mutual fascination with boats). Also, a new villian, Queen Etheldredda enters the scene. She drags Septimus and a few others that follow him 500 years into the past and traps them there. Now they need to get back to their time ...more
Rana Heshmati
دیگه بیشتر از این نخوندم... :دی
یادمه خیلی دوسش نداشتم...
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Not my favorite. Some of it was a bit confusing and unlike the other books where everything wrapped up. This did not. There was too much focus on new characters who didn't really fit with the story.
Baige Bell
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The best thing about this third installment is that it features an entirely new and unique plot. After the first two books, I was worried that I would have to keep reading about how they defeat Domdaniel, but this book features a new villain who is unique, interesting, and helps with the worldbuilding as well. I daresay these books are getting better and better.
Kathy Davie
Feb 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, fantasy, history
I've finally figured out why I enjoy this whimsical, fantasy series so much---it's the focus the books have on seeing everything from the children's rather adult perspectives. I adore the detail and feel of the scenes which Sage writes as well as the connection she builds between the reader and the characters. Each is an individual and one bonds with them.

In this third installment of the Septimus Heap series, Septimus is enthralled with the medical discoveries of a, he thinks, 500-year-dead wiza
May 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, juvenile-lit
Anyone who knows me well knows that I struggle with books involving time travel. I'm fully aware of these issues, and I know I should just get over it, so I tried not to think to hard about logistics, etc, when I stumbled upon time travel in this book. My tactics seemed to have worked, because it didn't bug me too much here, but in trying to not pay too close attention to the details, I find that I can't really make an intelligent statement about how time travel worked in this book, so...

This b
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, children
The third entry in Angie Sage's seven-book Sepimus Heap series, Physik (2007), begins with Septimus' feckless father Silas the Ordinary Wizard and his coarse "friend" Gringe the North Gate Gatekeeper (two of the many fallible adults whose mistakes make life interesting for Sage's child heroes and readers) "UnSealing" a Sealed room in the palace attic so that Silas may keep safe there his prized colony of sentient board game counters. By opening the Sealed room, the clueless men release two malev ...more
Nov 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erie Afrit
Recommended to Roos by: Furious
Shelves: 2009, teenlit, fantasiana
Meski berdasarkan hari, review ini dijamin tidak menceritakan keseluruhan cerita di Buku Physik, hanya sedikit seru-seruan dan lucu-lucuan aja karena banyak tokoh yang unik dan lucu-lucu.

Buku 3 Physik ini tidak terlalu seru, tidak banyak intrik. Tapi yang istimewa adalah Septimus belajar dan menelusuri rahasia kekuatan Alkemie dan Physik yang notabene kayak pelajaran ilmu kesehatan, jadi selain ahli sihir sepertinya anak ketujuh dari generasi ketujuh memang mempunyai banyak kelebihan, seperti di
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
When I started this book I thought wow... Another Angie Sage book... How fun -_-.
Just kidding actually when I started reading this book I was so excited I have read the first, second and fourth book. Those books were great and this book just added how much more I am respecting this series. I like the way the author set it up so silas would open the door to the nasty Queen Etheldredda was held up in. My least favorite character has to be Queen Etheldredda I just hate her she gives me a weird fee
Oct 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Septimus Heap Fans
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
3 1/2 stars

Another enjoyable installment in the Septimus Heap series.
In this tale, we find ourselves wrapped up in plots involving time travel, magical mirrors, a young dragon, a Sickness (which the Rats get unjustly blamed for and hunted... :-/ not sure how I really felt about that) and a Ghost who appears to be more "solid" than she should.

I do like the characters in these books, and I like the ideas Sage has. I'm not sure how I feel about the increasingly multi-person perspectives, but if you
Jeretta Hall-Robinson
As usual with this series, it was fantastic! A great continuation of the tales of Septimus and Jenna. I truly enjoyed the plot and all the characters. I, of course, hated Etheldredda and all that she did. This proves what excellent writing it is: when the character is utterly horrible and you are suppose to hate them, then you actually do. I also liked the dynamic between Marcia and Septimus. It has changed a little, but I think for the better. I nearly cried when Alice died, but that does make ...more
Leona  Carstairs
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
As fantastic and enjoyable as the first two! Physik is extremely fun to read and I love the magykal world, plot, and the characters. Can we just talk about the characters for a sec? I loved them, they were probably my favorite thing about the series although the other aspects are great as well!
This is super great for kids. I think that I would really recommend it to 9, 10, 11, and 12 year olds the most. I also love the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter! Really well done!
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread
4,5/5 ★
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile, fantasy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This only gets better and better!

Things to expect from book No. 3:

- Alchemy
- Time travel (via looking glasses)
- Shapeshifting panther
- Viking trader girl, sailing her own damn ship
- Evil Murderous Ghost Queen
- A somewhat untrained dragon

I really like the characters in this series, but I have to admit: SPIT FYRE (The dragon) might just be my favourite ❤
Ullr is pretty cool, too...
They just add that little extra... every time someone went “Oh, no, SPIT FYRE!!!” I couldn’t help but laugh!

Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The 11 year old and I are reading this together and thoroughly enjoying it. The other books so far have been a little better, but Etheldredda was truly dreadful, and Marcellus was a truly great character, neither a true hero or villain.
Aman McSkirtySkirt
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A theme in this story is:
Family can always be separated, but are never truly apart (in more ways than one)
P.S. Winn
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book three takes readers further into the life of Septimus Heap who is a wizard. The series is fun and a must have for fans of wizards, magic and fun.
Sep 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
This series is often compared to Harry Potter, but I think in many ways it’s much different. The only parallels that I see are that it involves a boy, who at one point is an orphan, and magic. Definitely written for a younger audience, the Septimus books have a tendency to be a little silly sometimes and the endings easily resolved. However, in contrast, Sage deftly creates an interesting world with often odd and humorous characters who have the ability to surprise the reader. The plot structure ...more
Carson D.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Physik by Angie Sage is about a teenager named Septimus Heap. In the third book of the series Silas Heap opens a magically closed cabinet containing the ghosts of an evil queen and her pet that lived 500 years before that time in the kingdom. The ghost of the queen had set up a plan to change history forever so that she could always be the living queen in the kingdom. When this plan was acting out Septimus was pulled back 500 years in time to be forced to help a physik specialist in making many ...more
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Physik we learn that Septimus Heap's 7 book cycle is not going to turn out like Harry Potter: a seven volume mystery collection about a good guy vs a Darke bad guy where the third volume is about time travel. Ok, well, uh, the third volume is about time travel, but that's not the point! The point is, here we learn that DomDaniel, the ultimate bad guy from Magyk, The Darke Toad novella, and Flyte, is not the only bad guy in the story. But I'm getting ahead of things …

Unlike Harry Potter, these
Jun 24, 2009 added it
Shelves: advisory
In the book Physik, Septmus Heap found a secret room and accidentally set free the ghost of Queen Etheldredda. Queen Etheledredda was a queen who lived 500 years ealier and she has a evil plan to make her live forver. She needs a lot of help from her son Marcellus Pye asnd the help of Jenna. The queen sends Septimus to meet her son. Her son goes back in time an teaches Septimus about physik. Jenna falls back in time and was mistaken for Princess Esmeralda, the daughter of Queen Etheledredda. Jen ...more
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“Septimus was suddenly horribly afraid that the Antidote would not work. He glanced nervously at Marcia, who whispered, "It will work, Septimus. You must believe in it."
Physik isn't like Magyk," said Septimus unhappily. "It doesn't matter whether you expect it to work or not. Either it does or it doesn't."
"I doubt that very much," said Marcia. "A little belief in something always helps.”
A Magnificent Banquet, being
A Thanksgiving for the Safe Return
Of our Beloved Daughter,
Princess Esmeralda.

Bring your own plates.”
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