Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6)

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In the sixth book of the Magykal series, Alther Mella has been Banished, a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and a Darke dragon is on the loose. Septimus Heap must use all of his skills to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction: He must enter the Darke. But he cannot do this alone. With the help of Jenna, Alther Mella, Marcellus Pye, and Septimus's estranged brother, Simon Heap, Septimus and Marcia Overstrand battle the spreading Darkenesse. Will Septimus succeed ...

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Overview

In the sixth book of the Magykal series, Alther Mella has been Banished, a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and a Darke dragon is on the loose. Septimus Heap must use all of his skills to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction: He must enter the Darke. But he cannot do this alone. With the help of Jenna, Alther Mella, Marcellus Pye, and Septimus's estranged brother, Simon Heap, Septimus and Marcia Overstrand battle the spreading Darkenesse. Will Septimus succeed in protecting his Magykal world?

Written with Angie Sage's characteristic humor, Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke is a compelling fantasy adventure filled with surprises, thrills, and laugh-out-loud moments. Readers will revel in the action-packed story as they realize the wisdom of Magyk—that all things are meant to be part of a living whole.

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Angie Sage's Magykal series continues in frantic, high-spirited fashion in this latest number. To save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from certain destruction, Septimus Heap wades into the Darke to battle evil; but he isn't alone: Jenna, Marcellus Pye, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, and even Septimus' problematic brother Simon assist in the fray. A nice mix of action and wit.

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“Sage proves again that she has an inventive feel for fantasy adventure.”
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“Sage proves again that she has an inventive feel for fantasy adventure.”
Kirkus Reviews

The penultimate episode in this well-crafted series pits apprentice wizard Septimus and allies against a relentless tide of Things bent on overwhelming the Magyk that protects the town of Castle and establishing a penumbral Darke Domaine.

Their 14th birthdays become more battles for survival than celebrations for Sep and Princess Jenna when she is captured by the powerful Port Witch Coven. His planned visit to the deadly subterranean Darke Halls takes on special urgency after the Darke finds an opening in the palace and begins pouring out in a deadly tide through the streets. As usual, not only is the cast, particularly the large and tumultuous Heap family, sharply drawn both in the tale and in Zug's finely detailed character studies at the chapter heads, but the danger and the spellcasting alike seem vividly real and credible. Lightening the load with humorous byplay and tucking in plenty of ghosts, strong-willed characters, deft literary references—a character named Bertie Bott, a house on There And Back Again Row—and a particularly exciting dragon battle, Sage expertly weaves multiple new and continuing plotlines together. An appendix ties up what loose ends it can while leaving the door open for the conclusion.

A memorable, edge-of-the-seat escapade that will enthrall confirmed fans and newbies alike. (Fantasy. 10-12)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061242441
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Series: Septimus Heap Series , #6
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 641
  • Sales rank: 32,246
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. The first six books in the Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

Mark Zug has loved fantasy novels since he was a teenager. He has illustrated many collectible card games, including Magic: The Gathering and Dune, as well as books and magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Good read

    Captivating story with great characters that kept the kids entertained for hours. Even fussy readers will like it.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    I love this series!

    Angie Sage is such a great author, I really look up to her. Her characters are so well developed and I am going to be so sad when the series ends. (Only one book left after Darke!) The age range for this book is 9-12 years old. I am older than that and I still love it. Anyone who has read and enjoyed the Harry Potter books will love this series. I have waited FOREVER for Darke, and now it's finally out!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    great

    Great book So cool. I love it

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Awesome book!

    In this 6th installment to the Septimus Heap series Alther gets banished! By Marcia! It was an accident of course Only one person can save him now and his name is septimus heap! However, trouble is brewing inside the palace itself! Who is behind it? None other than Merrin Meredith himself! Can Septimus save Alther and the Castle?

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    No name please

    As this is the grand finale, it should be the best book. IT WAS!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's go Angie, lets go! Rah, rah, rah! GGOOO ANGIE! OK, sorry. Back to the book. This book conjured detailed images in my mind, it was so good. It goes on my top favorite books. Read this today!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bye,
    A Darke fan

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Greatest book ever

    This is the greatest book ever! I read really fast and it took my about three days to finish! Anyways i am am a huge harry potter fan and this series is just as good!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    Grear book

    I have read every book fom cover to cover and i realy enjoyed each one i could never put the book down i was transported to a place of magyk and absolute wonder i recomend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy books

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    awesome

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!
    *

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    Awesome series!!!!I'm on the 4 book it's really good.This is a must read from ages 8-20.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    G

    The story begins with Marcia Overstrand trying to banish Tertius Fume to the Darke Halls. Halfway thru the spell, Fume turns the tables and banishes Alther Mella instead. Coincidentally, young Septimus Heap is about to begin his Darke Week, meaning that he is the only one who can save Alther. But thats not the only thing our young hero faces. Merrin Meredith, Sep's doppelganger, is back with a vengeance (and a Two-Faced Ring) to set a Darke Domaine over the Castle in a final attempt to take the life of Septimus Heap.
    The characters in this book continue to have new dimensions added to them with hilarious escapades by the dozens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    THIS IS SO FREAKIN AWESOME

    AWESPME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
    THIS IS SO AWESOME

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Amazing.

    I am a student at my school and in the library, they have this entire series. I've read the entire series. It's truly astonishing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Setimus

    What a great series. I thouroughly enjoyed the entire set.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    This book rocks!

    I tottaly recomend this book it is assume! Read it now!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    The best book i ever read. Full of suspense and mystery and adventure. I mean alther is banished?! By marcia! And merrin is behind the darke domaine?! This book is just plain incredible! I love septimus heap!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

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    Very highly recomended. Angie Sages's best so far

    I really loved this book. All the usually suspects were involved, and making for a great read. This book is about 100 pages longer (ebook version) than the previous books, but those pages are filled to the top with amazing story telling.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    the cover drew me in

    well it was boring i think that the cover was the best part of the book

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    Awsome book

    best book ever

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Felicia

    Runs out of the class room

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Elise

    Waits and sings the jeporday song do da do

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