Syren (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Syren (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Angie Sage, Mark Zug
     
 

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In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He's stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its Light, and an

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In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He's stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its Light, and an eerie presence that sings to Septimus—can he escape the persistent call?

Trouble is also brewing for Lucy and Wolf Boy, who have become entangled with some nefarious sailors at sea, and for Milo Banda, Jenna's father, who is harboring a mysterious treasure chest in his ship's hold.

Charismatic storyteller Angie Sage continues Septimus Heap's Magykal journey with more laugh-out-loud adventures, more enchanting charms and spells, and an ever-deepening understanding of the interior life of a young hero.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Christian Beck
Septimus Heap returns to the shelves to the great anticipation of all teen magyk lovers! In Sage's most thrilling book yet, a new host of characters appear, giving the complex plot even more sparkle. And yet it is the familiar faces that make the many links in the chain mold together, combining to form a thoroughly enjoyable page-turner of a story. Reviewer: Christian Beck, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Mary Ann Darby
New stripes on the sleeves of Septimus Heap's wizard robe denote that Extraordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand has made him Senior Apprentice in honor of surviving the Queste in this seventh series book. But another challenge waits. When he and Spit Fyre return to the Trading Post to take Jenna, Beetle, Nikko, and company back to the Castle, Jenna has run into her father, Milo with mysterious cargo aboard his ship. Meanwhile Wolf Boy, on a mission for Aunt Zelda, runs into Lucy Gringe, who has run afoul of witches. When Septimus tries to fly himself, Jenna, and Beetle home, Spit Fyre is struck by lightning near a cat-shaped lighthouse, and the four find themselves on an island where a mysterious voice lures Septimus into peril. A jinnee with attitude and a penchant for yellow helps ensure that Septimus and friends are able to save Syrah, an apprentice on the island, and to avert a deadly plot hatched by Tertius Fume. As always, there are multiple threads throughout the story, but all intertwine to create an appealing, enjoyable plot. Septimus continues to mature both in his powers and as a person, while assembled cast members also become more fleshed out, from the impetuous but strong Lucy Gringe, to the quiet Wolf Boy, and the clever Beetle, who is smitten with Jenna. Whether he is flying on a dragon, zipping through Ice Tunnels, Seen or Un-Seen, Septimus is a thoroughly engaging young hero-in-training whose accompanying friends and enemies are downright fun. Young teens are already lined up and waiting for the continuation of this delightful series. Reviewer: Mary Ann Darby
School Library Journal
Gr 4–9—Septimus Heap returns triumphantly to the Castle and Wizard Tower, the only Apprentice ever to return alive from a Queste, let alone to complete one. Marcia Overstrand, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, then makes him a very young Senior Apprentice. With his new freedoms, Septimus sets out on his dragon, Spit Fire, to retrieve his brother Nicko and friends Snorri, Princess Jenna, and Beetle, whom he promised to return safely to the Castle. When leaving on this rescue mission, though, Septimus does not receive a Live SafeCharm from his Aunt Zelda, and a chain reaction of unfortunate events besiege him and his companions. Many small plotlines are introduced, but they converge clearly in Septimus's challenge on the Islands of Syren. Unlike the two previous books, which could be a little confusing, Syren is Sage at her best: it's full of fun, adventure, humor, irony, friendship, loyalty, and nonstop action. In spite of its length, fans of the series will tear through this book and come out eagerly anticipating the next installment.—Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606153942
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Series:
Septimus Heap Series, #5
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
628
Sales rank:
1,194,506
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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