Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles of books whose release we are eagerly awaiting. 

Fyre (Septimus Heap series # 7) by Angie Sage. 720 p. HarperCollins Publishers, April 16, 2013. 9780061242458.

Publisher synopsis: Now that Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are fourteen years old, they have assumed larger roles in their Magykal world. Beetle is the Chief Hermetic Scribe of the Manuscriptorium and Jenna will soon be Queen, but Septimus is still battling the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit—a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik, testing both his skills and his loyalties to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand and Alchemist Marcellus Pye.
In a journey that encapsulates the entire Septimus Heap series, Septimus continues to discover who he is and expand upon his Magykal power and skills. fyre [sic] weaves together every character from the series and incorporates many of the Magykal places from each book. Written with Angie Sage's distinctive humor and heart, Fyre is the grand finale that celebrates the greatest Magyk of all: When the Fyre inside is kindled and when the Time Is Right, anything is possible.
Just yesterday, one of my fantasy-loving fifth graders returned Darke. He wore that expression I have come to recognize and call, "last book blues." He plowed through the series one after the other after I suggested that he might like them. He's a strong reader who will surely test my Reader's Advisory skills. He's also rather reserved so my only indication that he liked the books was the fact that he devoured the entire series. I must seek the lad out today and inform him of the news. Perhaps I will be rewarded with some expression of gladness.
I don't know if you noticed, but this one weighs in at a whopping 720 pages! Granted the smallish, square design and liberal white space make these books appear longer than they actually are, but this is mammoth! I haven't yet read Darke, so I'd better get hopping!


  1. This book looks promising! I think I'm gonna have to get my son ito this series. He loves fantasy stuff.

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