Author(s): Angie Sage Illustrated by Mark Zug
Septimus is on the threshold of his fourteenth birthday, which falls on the shortest day of the year. While everyone celebrates and the Castle is lit with the traditional candles, Septimus has greater concerns on his mind. He has finally reached the period in his Apprenticeship known as Darke Week. During this crucial time, he hopes to undertake the very dangerous mission of restoring Alther from Banishment, following the attempted invasion of the Castle of Syren. But while this preoccupies him, other Darke things are afoot in the Castle.
Magyk, Flyte, Physik and Queste all entered the UK Top 10 bestseller list in hardback - some at #1 The film studio that produced Harry Potter has optioned Septimus and the script has been written The Septimus Heap series has sold over two million copies worldwide in twenty-eight languages, and appeared on the bestseller lists in France, Sweden, Spain, and in the US
Praise for Septimus Heap: 'Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery' The Times 'Sage navigates her complex setting with suspenseful and well-structured plotlines ... These books open an array of dazzling worlds. It's worth hopping aboard this bus, and I'm eagerly waiting at the stop' The Times Praise for Magyk: 'Wonderfully imaginative ... Children of all ages will relish this' Waterstone's Guide to Kids' Books Praise for Syren: 'This is another incident-packed mass of reading pleasure' School Librarian
Angie Sage began her career illustrating books, and then started writing - first toddler books, later chapter books and then the masterful Septimus Heap. She lives in a fifteenth-century house in Somerset. She has two grown-up daughters.