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Physik (Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage

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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Physik by Angie Sage (2007)



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The fact that Physik is part of the seven book series by Angie Sage really upsets me. Physik is more of a side story from the Septimus Heap universe, and I felt it didn't impact the story even if a little. Despite this fact, Physik was an amazing book that drew me in after the first pages. Actually, I found Physik to have a better and more entertaining story than its two predecessors, Magyk and Flyte. Angie Sage's simple writing style makes this book easy to read and I found it hard to put down. It's worth a read, but any reader can choose to skip it and read Queste because I felt that it did not impact the Septimus Heap universe at all. ( )
  Remy_Ferrell | Nov 24, 2014 |
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 |
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For Rhodri - my Alchemist, with love
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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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