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Physik (Septimus Heap) (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Angie Sage

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Title:Physik (Septimus Heap)
Authors:Angie Sage
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2008), Edition: paperback / softback, Paperback, 576 pages
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Young Reader Reaction: I highly recommend Physik to anyone interested in an action-packed and humorous fantasy. The book entertains and delights its readers. My only possible complaint is the time travel. The 500-year gap is a huge, slightly confusing, and sudden. To her credit, Sage keeps readers’ attention to the main plot, where the action is. In Physik the plot goes beyond the castle borders, unlike the earlier books.

Extending into new territory and a different time period keeps the story from being predictable. The new, additional main characters are welcome, too. They lend a refreshing, new perspective to the all-too-familiar castle setting. Overall, Physik is another thrilling adventure that blurs the line between science and magic. Middle grade (and older) readers will like this. The author provides rich details that allow readers to capture the whole image, and the language is easily understandable, even the parts that are similar to old English of the medieval times.

Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Pros: Lots of action, magic, and time travel keep readers on the edge of their seat in this fantasy adventure series.

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  TheReadingTub | Mar 11, 2014 |
I really loved this book. It had a different feel from some of the other books i've read, and I loved it. ( )
  lizardferret | Feb 14, 2014 |
This may be my favorite, so far... ( )
  Ameliapei | Apr 18, 2013 |
Loved this series ( )
  CyndiGoodgame | Apr 2, 2013 |
In this volume of the Septimus Heap series, Sage continues to deliver a story that, though it uses many conventional children's fantasy motifs and devices, is fresh and entertaining. Darker than the first two books, Physik extends and deepens its world and develops the increasingly complex relationships between characters. More characters are introduced; characters mature into early adolescence, and the mysteries of this world are broadened with hints of Northern Trader culture and the hidden practices of alchemy. Civil unrest demonstrates that being a princess, or an ExtraOrdinary Wizard, is not sufficient to command the respect of a mob. Though this books action resolves fairly well, it clearly references future books (for example, the unfolding of Lucy and Simon's relationship). Whether other points a (such as what the rat-chasing mob is doing by the end of the book) were simply dropped or are relevant in a later volume cannot yet be determined. Queste (book 4) is now available at a bruising 596 pages. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Silas Heap and Gringe, the North Gate Gatekeeper, are in a dark and dusty corner of the Palace attic.
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When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made magyk and flyte so memorable.

With heart-stopping action and a dash of humor, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of Septimus Heap.

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Pulled through a glass that brings him back in time, Septimus Heap becomes the apprentice of an alchemist.

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