» Syren, Angie Sage

Posted November 2, 2009 by / 0 comments

Syren, Angie SageSyren by Angie Sage
Series: Septimus Heap #5
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc on 2009
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 628
Format: Hardcover
4 Stars

In the fifth book of this Magykal series, Septimus and his friends find themselves on an island whose secrets are as dark and dangerous as its inhabitants. Septimus Heap returns to the House of Foryx with Spit Fyre to pick up Jenna, Nicko, Snorri and Beetle. But the journey home does not go well and when Septimus and his friends are caught in a storm, Spit Fyre crashes into the Rokk Lighthouse. They are rescued by the lighthouse keeper who is disturbingly sinister, and who has an equally sinister cat … And all the while, Septimus is trying to fight the strange pull he's feeling to the island and its mysterious secrets.

My Thoughts

Green swirlsHaving read the first 4 books in this series I was a little disappointed in this one.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it and I will continue to read anymore that come in this series, but the first 4 books were just so incredibly good that this one fell a little short for me.  It wasn’t as exciting and adventurous or even as dangerous as the first 4 books.  Having said that, however, I have to say that Angie Sage’s imagination for this series is right up there with the greats like J.K. Rowling!  She’s phenomenal.
Green swirls
Awesome I loved it


About Angie Sage

Angie Sage (born 1952) is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the final book which is scheduled to come out later in 2013. Also, she wrote The Magykal Papers, an additional book with extra information about Septimus’ world. She is also the illustrator and/or writer of many children’s books, and is the new writer of the Araminta Spookie series.

Angie Sage grew up in Thames Valley, London and Kent. Her father was a publisher. He would bring home blank books that she could fill with pictures and stories. Sage first studied medicine, but changed her mind and went to Art School in Leicester. There she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. She began illustrating books after college. Then she progressed to writing children stories, including toddler books and chapter books. Her first novel was Septimus Heap: Magyk. Angie Sage is married and has two daughters, Laurie and Lois.

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