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Darke: Septimus Heap Book 6 by [Sage, Angie]
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Praise for Septimus Heap:
Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery

(The Times)

Sage navigates her complex setting with suspenseful and well-structured plotlines . . . These books open an array of dazzling worlds. It's worth hoping aboard this bus, and I'm eagerly waiting at the stop (The Times)

Praise for Magyk:
Wonderfully imaginative . . . Children of all ages will relish this

(Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books)

Praise for Flyte:
An immensely powerful and imaginative adventure, full of surprises, with good and bad magic and it moves at a rattling pace . . . You will not want to leave this imaginary world

(The School Librarian)

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Praise for Septimus Heap: 'Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery' The Times 'Sage navigates her complex setting with suspenseful and well-structured plotlines ... These books open an array of dazzling worlds. It's worth hopping aboard this bus, and I'm eagerly waiting at the stop' The Times Praise for Magyk: 'Wonderfully imaginative ... Children of all ages will relish this' Waterstone's Guide to Kids' Books Praise for Syren: 'This is another incident-packed mass of reading pleasure' School Librarian

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1678 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (3 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FPWTYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have read all this series in ebook form, and for once that worked greatly to my advantage as I had not realised, when my preorder became available, that I was getting the kindle edition long before the hard back hits the shelves in the UK. Why we in the UK should be made to wait so long is not clear to me, as this is a perfect summer read for children and young adults, as well as adults who enjoy a thoroughly engaging tale, with a huge cast of wonderful characters.

If you found Darke first, please note that this is part of a series that starts with the book "Magyk". Magyk is a wonderful piece of writing and you should go and buy it now. No seriously, right now!

If you are still reading this review it is either because you ignored my advice (shame on you) or you have enjoyed this series so much that like me you are still reading it as quickly as you can. If that is the case, I am wasting my time telling you how good a story it all is, so here are some thoughts on the latest book.

Darke begins on the eve of Septimus and Princess Jenna's 14th birthday. They are on the brink of adulthood as measured in their society, and things are changing. Septimus is also about to embark on yet another extraordinarily dangerous parts of his apprenticeship - Darke Week. Add to that a banishing accident with poor Alther, and the return of some other shady characters and you have all the elements of another page-turning tale. Your only regret reading this is likely to be that the story is over, and you have to wait so long for the next installment.

I give the story five stars. It is as good as ever. If I have some minor criticisms, these would be that maybe the humour was not quite so quick coming as earlier books. And yet the quirky humour is still very much in evidence.
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The Septimus Heap books have to be one of my favourite children's series and definitely go a long way towards filling my Harry Potter hole. I never buy hardback editions of books - I can't afford to spend over £10 on one book! - but for Angie Sage's books I make an exception because each tome is just such a beautiful item and the pages deserve to be thick and crisp. Each chapter has a beautiful pencil drawing on the first page which gives me huge green eyes of jealousy that I can't draw like that but really add a magical, tangible dynamic to the story.

I have to specify when and where you need to read a Septimus Heap book: on a chilly winter's evening, preferably with a howling wind outside, when there's no on else at home and you can curl up in the comfy chair by the fire complete with duvet. OK, that setting is not essential but that is definitely where you can feel the full benefit of the wonderful warming sensation you get from reading Angie Sage. It's like reading a big mug of hot chocolate with a generous serving of whipped cream and marshmallows. Darke is especially in need of a duvet because Septimus and in fact the entire Castle find themselves swallowed up by a terrifying Darke Domaine. This is what I love about Angie Sage, she always manages to conjure up something completely different for each book, putting her characters in new situations so they are always developing in new ways. That, in my opinion, is the true skill of a great series writer. Septimus' world is just so stuffed full now with engaging settings, fascinating mythology and colourful characters, it really feels like you are stepping into Angie's world every time you open a new book. It's always a thrill to meet with old characters again and discover some new ones.
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if you want it in order its Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre . Hadn't read it yet so can't tell you about it but i am looking forward to it. the best thing about having it on the kindle is that you can take your time with it and put it in large font without anyone knowing.
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I own each of these books in Hardback but when this one came out money was short. Amazon had it on sale in the Kindle store so I leapt at the chance for a bargain. i didn't like the sound of the story from what I read on the blurp. However it didn't disappoint at all. I was absolutely glued to this book, I didn't put it down for about 6hours which is how long it took me to read it.

It carries on nicely from Syren which was also a great book. There are twists and turn with a bit of laughter thrown in. Again as with the others I was sad to see some key characters go but I suppose it was their time.

I recommend this book and the entire series to everyone who can get their hands on it. It's a great book and deserves more recognition.
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have been following this story from the beginning and love it. i know it maybe a kids story but great for adults to. i look forward to reading this have just finished the 5th one and look forward to the next book coming out later in the year
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I really do like reading books that carry on from the last edition and this author does just that, this book is aimed at the 11+ age group so at 61 i think i fit into that, i have all Angie Sage's books in this series and i hope the saga continues, i have not read it yet so i cannot comment on this book but if the other five in the series are anything to go by this will be a must for the Christmas present list.
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