Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6)

Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6)

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by Angie Sage
     
 

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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

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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 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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“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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062084576
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Septimus Heap Series , #6
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
56,510
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
File size:
12 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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 480-year-old painting of King Henry VIII on the wall. The seven books in her original Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series. Visit her online at www.septimusheapblog.com or follow @AngieSageAuthor on Twitter.


Mark Zug 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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Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 463 reviews.
Julie_Price More than 1 year ago
Captivating story with great characters that kept the kids entertained for hours. Even fussy readers will like it.
RosieFantasyWriterToBe More than 1 year ago
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!
Balina More than 1 year ago
Great book So cool. I love it
book_lover123 More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book in the series! This is a great read to any one that likes adventure, suspense, and fiction! I couldn't put this book down. If you are one of those people that read books in a serious out of order. Don't do  that with this series. It won't make any sense to you at all, even though she explains what happened in the other  books. If you are debating if you should or shouldn't read this book. READ IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Matt Foster More than 1 year ago
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
Chris Fletcher More than 1 year ago
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?
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Anonymous 7 months ago
YOU SHOULD GET THIS PEOPLE!!!!!
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This is a really good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in with loudkit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Syren if one Thing magically freezes then all the other ones freeze too because they are a group. But in Darke when Jenna and Sep find three things in the Spit Fyre's cabin Sep freezes one of them but nothing happen to the others. Besides why didn't they think of it in the first place? Besides that it was one of the best books in the series. I loved it ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books for all ages..as an adult I truly loved them,quick reads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gir decides to bathe in waffles
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Runs out of the class room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits and sings the jeporday song do da do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*is still sitting when she comes back* you should join track *he mutters going to th main result*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walked out with her
Saroknight74 More than 1 year ago
The 6th Septimus Heap book continues just as good as the others. I was only going to give 3 stars... mainly because of Sarah Heap. Nobody could be as stupid and behave as childishly as this woman did and it really made me want to skip any part that she was in. However, any book that can make me laugh out loud (as this one did at the very end) automatically gets a 1 star bump from me. Aside from Mrs. Heap, it was a great book and I'm looking forward to reading Fyre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever expirianced yourself being pulled into a book. A book where the auther uses them most amazing description. Abook where you will never stop reading. A book where their is nothing but action and adventure. A book that you cant stop reading. If you have not read a book like this than read darke.aka the bet book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago