Flyte (Septimus Heap Series #2)
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Flyte (Septimus Heap Series #2)

4.5 666
by Angie Sage, Mark Zug

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It's been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.

But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is

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It's been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.

But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?

Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.

Editorial Reviews

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“Terrifically entertaining…Fans of the first book will be delighted with this sequel to Septimus’s story.”
Following the events of Magyk, Septimus Heap continues his apprenticeship with ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, and Jenna is enjoying her new life as a princess. But something seems amiss; does the Darke Magyk still linger in this royal preserve? This installment of the exciting adventure series features a few new characters, including a memorable dragon.
Publishers Weekly
The second book of the Septimus Heap series, Flyte by Angie Sage, picks up one year after the launch title, Magyk. Here, Septimus is apprenticed to Marcia Overstand, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard who switched him with Jenna at birth in order to protect him, and Jenna is enjoying life as a princess-until the Darke Magyk threatens everyone's sense of security. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
A year has passed since the Heaps have discovered that their seventh son, Septimus, is alive and well. But the family's joy is not shared by oldest brother, Simon, who sees Septimus as a fraud and upstart who has taken the position of Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, which Simon thinks should be his. So while Septimus learns Magykal Charms, Simon turns to Dark Magyk to overthrow both Septimus and Marcia. He begins by returning to the Castle to kidnap Princess Jenna. Jenna uses her own wiles to escape Simon, meeting up with Septimus as he searches for her. They complete their journey to the Dragon Boat, which Jenna must visit each MidSummer Night, but Simon pursues with his newfound Flyte ability, determined to wreck the Dragon Boat. Septimus must fly the Dragon Boat, sled through ice tunnels, and wrest Flyte from Simon in order to save Marcia Overstrand, the Dragon Boat, and Jenna. This novel is a delightful continuation of the Magykal capers begun in the first of this series, Magyk (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2005/VOYA February 2005). Although the book is written for younger Harry Potter fans, older students and adults can enjoy the series, with its quick pace, humor, and clever cast of characters. Sage is clearly following in the footsteps of other fantasy masters, echoed in twists and turns of the tale that include Septimus's stone from Jenna hatching into a dragon (a la Paolini's Eragon), but the story is terrifically entertaining. Fans of the first book will be delighted with this sequel to Septimus's story. VOYA CODES: 4Q 5P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; MiddleSchool, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 528p., and PLB Ages 11 to 15.
—Mary Ann Darby

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Septimus Heap Series, #2
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Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.08(d)
950L (what's this?)
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.

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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Flyte (Septimus Heap Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 666 reviews.
kimiaza More than 1 year ago
This was purchased for my 10 year old son. He is an avid reader and liked the series very much. He feels that the children in his class that enjoy reading would also enjoy this book. It has a " Harry Potter " type of feel to it and like Potter , Septimus Heap would be liked by boys and girls . The only flaw that he mentioned was it was a little slow in parts . On a side note , for children that participate in the Accelerated Reader program , it has a value of 18 points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is boss. Its all i can say. Fyre will b too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flyte... WOW!!! The followup to Magyk really makes you want to read the whole series! So do! Enjoy them, I know I have and will continue to love this amazing, touching series of the family of Septimus Heap, the boy otherwise known as Boy 412, but now Sarah Heap's son, or Marcia's apprentice. This book is a good one! Four stars is definatly a fair rating, though, because Magyk is much more amazing than Flyte. Continue to read The Heaps' stories! They will change your life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the second book in a series, this was suprisingly almost as goo as the first. The author was still able to put wonderful magyk and detail to the story. Not to mention the fantastix humor. Angie Sage has done it again. Flyte is a perfect sequel to Magyk. Great job Angie Sage! Keep it coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its the dest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe it was that good!!!!!!!! I love it hoppfully u like it as much as i do or more(if thats possible) I just dont know if i want 2read physik Anyway i thought it was goog wait no great!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And i thougt book one was great!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book eva
Nellie Baran More than 1 year ago
this is awesum!
Denise Lietz More than 1 year ago
this book rocked! I absolutly loved it.... finnished it in two days. In the first book I loved simon.... and now hes evil!! thats the ine thing I wasnt to happy about... but still... it was great... READ IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Title Flyte Main Plot Septimus Heap, who after 10 long years in the Young Army is finally realizing his place with Magyk, has seen something awful. His sister, the Princess Jenna, has been kidnapped... by her own older brother, Simon, who has turned to the Darke side! Now, if only he could get Marcia, Alther, and basically anybody to believe him! To track Jenna, Sep and boat boy Nicko Heap travel far and wide, where they meet a whole new cast of interesting characters. This is not the only thing going on in the Castle. Marcia has noticed that she is being followed by a Darke shadow, and has to collect some parts of a ShadowSafe from a crazy guy. Why is this book called Flyte? You will have to read it and see. Likes The climax is almost nail bitingly exciting. A sudden twist shakes things up. I also love the Flyte charm. Dislikes Milo Banda. Everything about him is weird. Especially his welcome. Sum Up A good book and the second in a great series in the tradition of Harry Potter.
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king88 More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and now i'm hooked. This book is astounding I loved it with the twist at the end. I loved magic that is involved in them. I liked how they find a lost family member and how they get the very newest and most awesome pet in the world. And the long lost spell of...... well you've got to read the book for yourself. P.S. Just to tell you all I'm 14 and loved it so you might just like it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2nd best book in the colection!!!))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That last review of this book explains the hole book in abot2minuets so lol but this book is greeat in rl books my ants freind lended me this rl book and its awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book brings out ur magykal side
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Anna Freyberg More than 1 year ago
i am a loser and i am proud. I AM A LOSER AND I AM PROUD!
Lilly_Dunn More than 1 year ago
The person who gave it two freakin' stars! Who is that person anyway? He wouldn't know a good book if it socked him in the face! This is a seriosly good book! You are going to love Septimus and Jenna and Simon and (My personal favorite) Spit Fyre! All Fantasy Lovers Are Welcome.
AdventureGirlVC More than 1 year ago
These books are so thrilling and cleverly written. It's worth the price.
Meg Gehl More than 1 year ago
i love this book. its just so amazing.ll
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im only on page 50 and i can tell this book is going 2 BLOW ME AWAY!!!!!!
my fave character is marcia because i think she is such a good extra ordinary wizard but she can be a little crabby sometimes but otherwise she is a cool person! Angie Sage do NOT stop at book 7 because i will be a little mad like i am at jk rowling because she stopped at book 7! so dont stop there keep going!!!!!! = )
Guest More than 1 year ago
Septimus Heap, seventh son of a seventh son, has settled into his life as the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Formerly thought to be only an orphan boy serving in the Young Army, it was quite a shock to the Heap family when they discovered that Boy 412 was actually their youngest son, who they believed had died after childbirth. Now that Marcia Overstrand has taken Septimus back to the Wizard Tower as her Apprentice, Septimus is truly learning how to use the Magyk that flows strongly through his lineage. Although DomDaniel is believed dead after the wreck of his boat, and, in fact, the end of the first book in the series saw his skeleton sinking to the bottom of the Marram Marshes, not all members of the Heap family are happy to have the prodigal son return. Simon Heap, the oldest of Silas and Sarah's sons, had always hoped to gain the apprenticeship to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. When that goal was thwarted by the reappearance of young Septimus, Simon's anger turned to revenge. After rescuing the bones of DomDaniel, the evil Wizard, from a watery grave, Simon disappeared into the Badlands, much to the worry and horror of his family. Nearly a year has passed, and Jenna, the Princess who will one day become Queen, is enjoying the quiet, peaceful life in the Palace. She has settled into her life on the Palace grounds, once again happy and secure. Nicko Heap has taken a job at the boatyard the four wild Heap children are still living in the Forest with Wolf Boy Septimus is learning the ways of Magyk. All is well until one day when Simon Heap, surrounded by Darkness, rushes onto the Palace grounds upon a black horse and kidnaps Jenna, taking her away to the Badlands. Simon, who now considers himself to be the Apprentice of evil DomDaniel, knows he must get rid of the Princess, and his brother, Septimus, if he has any chance of returning to the Wizard Tower as ExtraOrdinary Wizard one day. Bent on revenge, he has a plan to get DomDaniel back into a position of power, and it is up to Jenna, Septimus, Nicko, Aunt Zelda, the entire Heap family, and the Dragon Boat to make sure that doesn't happen. FLYTE is a great follow-up to book one, MAGYK. The Septimus Heap series continues to delight, with its introduction of new characters, intriguing plot lines, and great dialogue. I'm eagerly awaiting book three, which should no doubt continue to entertain!