©2005 Angie Sage; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers
This series is wonderful, full of intrigue and humour and very adictive for both adults and children alike. They have caused my 10yr old son to get into trouble more than once for staying up very late listening to them on his ipod in the dark when he was supposed to be sleeping. Next book PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
As a mother of very young children, I'm always on the hunt for books that interest me, yet are kid friendly. (no cussing, vulgarity, etc) This series is wonderful. If you liked the other Septimus books, you'll enjoy this one as well. The narrator is very good (after getting used to him in the second book) and one that I enjoy listening to. Though I do wish the had kept the original narrator from the first Septimus book.
"A great 3rd book in the series"
I really enjoy this series. It is very imaginative. And I do enjoy the narrator, Gerard Doyle, he make you "see" the story.
"Into the looking glass"
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 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 reesablished in the next book. Not a bad Septimus adventure just, for me, a little too jumbled and watered down with to many extraneous events and characters. Onto the next....
"wish they would make movies from these books."
i read these books to my kids and even my husband would stop and listen. i would compare these to the harry potter books. great imagination. great adventure. im 43 and plan to listen to all of the angie sage books. clean reading.
easy to understand and great expression
continue in the love of wizards and imagination with septimus heap and his adventures.
"Interesting, and well preformed."
.Yes. It is easier to follow
The aspect of time was interesting, but there was almost no magic.
Bit of a cliff hanger.
this book was not only excellent writing, it was joy to listen to, could hardly talk to people 'cause it would interrupt. Totally reccomend it to all Fantasy lovers.
"Getting better as it goes"
No I wouldn't, because the first two books in the series wasn't as good as this one. The series has gotten better with each book. Yet I don't know it's worth the trouble to get here.
Clean, crisp, & clear
I think it was worth it, but I don't know if the first books are worth there time.
This book wasn't great or was it the worst. This book was better than Magyk and Flyte the other two book in the series. Maybe it's because I'm too old for this book that it took me till book three to really like the series. I haven't decided if I want to go on to the others in the series.
"I think Septimus is as fun as Harry"
Well, it can't touch the Wee Freemen series, but for middle reader fantasy books it does well. The narrator is good overall, though I don't love his 'girl' voices all the time.
Unlocking the sealed room. You'd think even an ordinary wizard would suspect that wasn't a good idea.
I liked Jenna's response to being in the queens robe room. She's not a girly girl, and yet there is a side of her that likes beautiful things and is realizing her place in the kingdom.
These books were recommended to me by my granddaughter and I love sharing the story with her. I like Septimus and I'm liking Jenna more and more. I like the loyalty between the friends. I like the ghosts. It's a fun series, but I'm a little intimidated by how many there are. Hope the fun will last.
Bravo! For the third time!!!!!
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