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The fourth book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.New York Times Bestselling Series"Breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions." --Kirkus Reviews (sThe fourth book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.New York Times Bestselling Series"Breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"The Septimus Heap series remains one of the best outcomes of the young-wizard furor catalyzed by Harry Potter." --ALA BooklistThere's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans--they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped back in time in Physik. But how will Septimus escape the Queste?...

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ISBN : 9780060882075
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Number of Pages : 596 Pages
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Queste Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-06-03 07:01

    Queste (Septimus Heap, #4), Angie Sageتاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 2008 میلادیعنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب چهارم گرداب؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: پرتو اشراق؛ تهران، ناهید، 1387؛ در 436 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب چهارم؛ شابک: 9789646205918؛داستان زندگی سپتیموس هیپ سراسر حادثه و پر از وقایع خیال انگیز است، اینبار نیز با واقعه ای جادویی همراه است. در قلعه غوغایی برپاست، مرین مردیت، با نقشه های شوم برای سپتیموس بازگشته، دردسرهای خطرناک و حوادث عجیبی در انتظار سپتیموس و جنا ست این بار در خیال آنجی سیج: روح نخستین دست نوشته سحر آمیز ترتیوس فیوم نام دارد، که برای سپتیموس و جنا نقشه ها کشیده و خیالهای جنایت آمیز در سر میپروراند. روح دست نوشته سحرآمیز میخواهد سپتیموس را به گرداب مرگبار اندازد، و درتله ای گرفتار کند که خلاصی از آن ممکن نیست. اما سپتیموس و جنا هم خیالات دیگری در سر دارند، بر آن هستند که در جستجوی خانه فوریکس برآیند، و این خانه جایی عجیب است. جایی که زمان در آنجا حضور دارد، جایی که نا امیدانه تلاش میکنند نیکو و اسنوری را که در گذشته به دام افتاده اند نجات دهند؛ آیا سپتیموس میتواند از گرداب مهیب که در راه دارد به سلامت عبور کند؟ ا. شربیانی

  • Nick
    2019-06-19 11:11

    Ok, so I'm always on the lookout for a series I'll enjoy as much as the late lamented Harry Potter. This is not quite it, but it's not too bad, if you're 12 and need a good summer read. Or if you still remember what it was like to curl up on the window seat on a rainy day in July with nothing more to do than to lose yourself in a fantasy novel complete with wizards, dragons, quests, and Stanley's Message Rat Service. My excuse is I have nephews and nieces.... Who need the occasional birthday present....This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, and while she doesn't quite have the imaginative originality and brilliance of J. K., she's not bad, and there are some decidedly original touches in the series, which began with Magyk, Flyte, and Physik. Her world is a little cosier than Potter's, though there are dark wizards with evil on their minds. Each volume is a page-turner, and if there are more, well, I'll read those too.

  • Sara Saif
    2019-06-09 06:59

    This is definitely not going to get darker. The tone of the book remains true to its predecessors; light, amusing and juvenile and I think I’ve gotten used to it. It’s funny how in every book, one of the Heaps goes missing and the rest embark on a perilous journey to find him/her. There is a lot going on at first, multiple things are introduced at once, but then they all fall together with ease and things go in a single direction. I have to say, the love the Heap siblings share is absolutely endearing. Jenna, Septimus and Nicko are so frickin’ adorable and they care so much for each other. Particularly how all the older brothers care for their little sister and brother, it just makes me ‘aww’ and wish that I too had heaps and heaps of older brothers.This was, as usual, a fun book. It added yet more to the world of Septimus Heap and made some exciting revelations.

  • Julie
    2019-06-08 07:17

    While I really enjoyed the first three books, I feel that Angie Sage has really hit her stride with this one. Now that all of the characters are firmly situated in their Magykal world, she can focus on certain protagonists without the feeling (as in the third book) that she is including a few vignettes to remind us about the existence of all the various cast members. Once again the short chapters move things along quickly as we ping-pong between different places and characters, but most of the narrative sticks with Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle as they embark on a Queste to find Nicko and Snorri, last seen disappearing 500 years into the past.

  • ade_reads
    2019-06-07 15:21

    Berbeda dengan tiga buku pertamanya yang sangat menarik untuk diikuti, buku keempat ini agak membosankan dari bagian awal hingga sekitaran pertengahannya. Baru deh, beberapa bab terakhirnya mulai asik lagi dibaca. Semoga buku kelimanya bisa sesuai ekspektasi saya.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-06-01 09:15

    Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.comThe fourth tale of Septimus Heap delivers action, adventure, magic, and a good share of surprises. The tale begins when Nicko Heap and Snorri, who in a previous book found themselves transported out of their own Time, discover a clue that might allow them to return to their home Time. However, the path home is a tricky one: Nicko and Snorri must find their way to the mysterious House of Foryx, "the place where all Times do meet." Once they are there, the difficulties are not over. Finding and entering the House of Foryx is hard enough, but once they are in, they must wait for someone from their own Time to enter before they will be able to leave and return home. Meanwhile, the notes regarding Nicko and Snorri's preparations for this journey have survived until Septimus's time, under the care of the long-lived alchemist Marcellus Pye. Using the notes and lists that Nick has left behind, Septimus and Jenna are able to figure out what it is that Nicko and Snorri are attempting, and set off to reach the House of Foryx themselves, so that their appearance might allow Nicko and Snorri to return to the correct Time. However, their plans are complicated by the pernicious ghost of Tertius Fume, who contrives to send Septimus against his will on a Queste from which no apprentice wizard has ever returned. While the plot rambled in places, I enjoyed the overall arc of the story, and in the end I was glad for the slow development at the beginning which built up to the climax. Sage's characterization was impressive; I got a good idea of the relationships that had formed between characters in previous books, as well as a sense of their internal states and motivations. Her large cast of secondary characters was deftly managed as well. As a newcomer to the series, getting my bearings was slightly confusing, but after a while I began to understand the backstory better, thanks to the author's hints and insinuations at what had happened before this book. There were still moments when I felt like I was missing out on something--moments where I was sure that the emotional impact would have been greater had I read the previous three books in the series--but overall I was still able to enjoy it, and would recommend it thoroughly.

  • MountainLaurel
    2019-06-05 10:11

    While this book was good, I didn't think it was as well done as the other Septimus Heap books. The story seemed less developed, without as many of the little details that make everything work out in the end so well and cleverly as in the other books. But I still liked it and I look forward to reading Septimus #5! ...I just hope it's a little more original.

  • Yoosef esmaeeli
    2019-06-15 11:03

    خوب بود فقط هیجانش کم بود . البته تا جلد چهارش خوندم فعلا پرواز و فیزیک از همه قشنگ تر بوده به زودی جلد پنجمم شروع میکنم

  • Deborah
    2019-05-29 07:15

    This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, and I have to say that it's as good as the other three. I enjoy the characters, the settings, the stylistic originalities. It is not a Harry Potter clone, it can stand well on its own. Good story, likable people, cool magic, even a dragon and some ghosts thrown in, with enough chilling "Darke Magyk" to raise the hair on the back of my neck, without being as scary as some of the later Potter books. Nice for younger fans, and I think it would make a great read-aloud series for a family as well.

  • Filip
    2019-05-28 14:15

    Vždycky, když si potřebuji odpočinout od krutopřísněhustých fantasy s hektolitry krve a YA žánru, sáhnu po dalším díle této série. Tohle je totiž to, co v takovou chvíli potřebuji. I když je pravdou, že celá série je spíše pohádka, ani mi to nevadí - rád se vrátím do těch let, kdy jsem si myslel, že všechno funguje tak, jak chci. Výprava za hrdinstvím byla vtipná, pěkná a pohádková, takže si nemám na co stěžovat. :)

  • ✨Susan✨
    2019-05-24 09:18

    Extraordinary wizards, flying dragons, dragon rings, chanting witches, fairy boats, time travel, talking rats, magical mirrors, trees, sleds, floors, wolf boys, shape shifting cats and questing stones. What more could you want in a fantasy. These are exciting, suitable adventures for young children and adults alike.

  • Avery (ThePagemaster)
    2019-06-17 14:21

    DISCLAIMER: Would have read this book sooner, but a friend of mine paid for my Warped Tour ticket at the last minute and I HAD to go.Such an improvement over the last book, Physik, where it felt eerily too similar to Prisoner of Azkaban, when it came to the time travel element. Plus, It was boring.This installment is what the title says, a Quest(e) to undo the events of what happened at the end of the last book. Also, it's a quest until the very end; there's no true bad guy that Septimus and Jenna and the group face off with at the end, but with the introduction of the character Tertius Fume, another ghostly ExtraOrdinary Wizard of the distant past involved in the Darke arts, it did add a darker tone, for a middle chunk of the story.Plus, there is growth to the characters. You see Septimus try out new Magyk in dire times and even Beetle, who is generally the timid best friend but excels in, basically a library *raises hand*, shows some some stronger development.At this point, I believe this was where I stopped, originally, with the Septimus Heap series--the first time around. The last three books are unknown to me so....this will be fun :)

  • These Violent Delights (Robin)
    2019-05-20 15:27

    Great series for young kids who are not yet ready for Harry Potter or are looking for a similar story to dip there toes into. Beloved series of my childhood.

  • Cynthyage
    2019-06-18 08:20

    QUESTE takes Septimus, Jenna and Beetle in search of Nicko and Snorri, to bring them back from the past. They go to Marcellus Pye, who has remembered some information from his 500 year old memory and provides them with some notes from Nicko and Snorri. The notes say that they planned to travel to the House Of Foryx where all times meet, and there they expected to come back to their time. Jenna takes the notes back with her to the Palace.In the meantime, Merrin Meredith travels to the Castle in hope of destroying Septimus. He bumps into Jenna who drops all the notes of Nicko and Snorri, they get wet. Jenna goes to the The Manuscriptorium and asks Beetle to help her replace the notes. Beetle then takes her to the restoration specialist Ephaniah Grebe. Ephaniah is a half man-half rat being. He Restores the pages and binds them in to a book, but they still miss one piece, the center of the map to the House of Foryx.Merrin, in the meantime, takes the job of a scribe in the Manuscriptorium. There he meets the ghost of Tertius Fume, the first Chief Hermetic Scribe. Tertius makes him transfer the loyalty of the Thing to him and assures that he will send Septimus on a perilous Queste. Tertius Fume arrives at the Wizard Tower along with the ghosts of all the previous ExtraOrdinary Wizards and announces that they are about to draw the Queste stone. Septimus feels a Darkenesse inside the urn where the stone is kept and tells that a Thing is there to sabotage the draw. They escape the Wizard tower as Tertius Fume puts it under Siege. But accidentally Septimus takes the Queste stone from Hildegard thinking it to be a safe charm despite what Marcia says about taking charms from strangers.Septimus, Jenna and Beetle start their journey to the House of Foryx. Sam Heap shows them the way. They eventually reach the House and find Ephaniah near it. He had found the last missing piece of the map but was possessed by the Thing. Septimus, Jenna and Beetle enter the House of Foryx, but accidentally all three of them go inside. There Septimus is taken inside a door by a girl named Talmar Ray Bell and Septimus finds himself face to face with Hotep-Ra, first ExtraOrdinary wizard. In the meantime Jenna and Beetle find Nicko and Snorri and all of them try to escape the House of Foryx. Just as they were about to leave, Marcia and Sarah arrive outside the house on Spit Fyre, so all of them are able to return to their own time.

  • Lucy
    2019-06-12 07:05

    I found I got through this Septimus Heap book much quicker than the others. It still took a while to get going but the end of the previous book (Physik) felt like much more of a cliff hanger than the previous books in the series so Queste felt like more of a sequel than just another book with the same characters. I wanted to find out what had happened after the last book so I was eager to get going. I was pretty impressed to, I’ve liked the other Septimus Heap books but the series seems to be getting better the further I get into it and I found a big difference with this book. I think this book was a bit more individual, a lot of the time I find the Septimus Heap books could just be any other book about wizards, you know it has everything you would expect from a wizarding novel but nothing that really sets it apart. I found with this novel that it was more like Sage had created another world, the forest and all its contents felt rather original, although there were still sections that were the type of things that are pretty standard to fantasy novels (not that that’s a problem, it’s just nice to have something different).There was one thing I didn’t like in this book though and that was the sections with Merrin. I can’t say I ever really liked Merrin but I had some sympathy for him and that was pretty much destroyed by this book, and it was more or less uneccersary. I think Sage could have filled his role easily some other way seeing as he was basically there to secure one small plot point. I thought using him to secure that point was actually a little unrealistic and I could think of a few other ways in which it could be introduced without using Merrin.

  • P.M.
    2019-05-31 15:11

    When "Physyk" ended, Nicko and Snorri were stranded in Marcellus Pye's time. Septimus and Jenna were determined to retrieve their brother Nicko no matter what and perhaps Snorri incidentally. Meanwhile, Merrin Meredith has muddied the waters by creating a Thing which he offloads on Tertius Fume who is just looking for a way to create havoc for Marcia, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Septimus is tricked into accepting a Queste stone from which no Apprentice has ever returned alive. Luckily, Marcellus, who is now living in this time, has given Septimus Nicko's notes which contain a map to the House of the Foryx where they might be able to save Nicko. When the map is damaged, O. Beetle Beetle, Inspection Clerk at the Manuscriptorum, knows just the person (?), Ephaniah Grebe, to restore it. What follows is a journey into the unknown to find the lost ones. I loved this book. Some of my favorite characters have leading roles: Stanley, Spit Fyre, and Beetle. Beetle's sledding adventures are hilarious. However, I am deeply disappointed that there is only one more book in the series.

  • Debbie
    2019-06-12 09:07

    I just love these books! It was witty and kept you on the edge of your seat. It is amazing what kind of creative story lines Angie Sage is able to come up with. I highly recommend it!

  • R
    2019-05-20 14:05

    AWESOME BOOK!! This is totally my favorite Septimus Heap book. Now on to Syren!

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-06-20 07:28

    Fourth in the Septimus Heap fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around the Heap family. The focus is on Beetle.My TakeIt takes almost 200 pages before we start to get to the purpose of the story, and thoughout, it's an odd combination of Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, and Disney with that fun sense of gross that Dahl brings to a story — I mean, a banana-bacon chew?? ewww — the supportive camaraderie of Harry Potter and his friends, and the cartoon craziness of Disney.This is a story that you should read as soon as you can after the first three. That four years since I last read a Septimus Heap has left me very confused as to who, what, how, or why.A nice lesson in here from Simon: he no longer wants to become a wizard the easy way, through the Darke. He wants Lucy to be proud of him.It's a silly story with lots of action, drama, and laughs. Children will adore it, and adults may well get a laugh as memories of fanciful childhood dreams surface.The StoryIt's Jillie's fault. Putting that ad up. Just anyone can apply and Jillie will take him! And that anyone just happens to be Merrin, er, Daniel Hunter.It's that bargain Merrin makes with Old Tertius who will send Septimus on a Queste from which he will never return. But he won't go alone, for Beetle, Princess Jenna, and Ullr will go on Queste with him. If they can escape the Witch Mother. And the Thing.The CharactersBeetle Beetle, a.k.a., Cockroach, is the Front Office and Inspection Clerk at the Magykal Manuscriptorium and Spell Checkers Incorporated where he inspects the Seals in the ice tunnels. His mother, Pamela Beetle-Gurney, lost her husband, Brian, shortly after young Beetle's birth. Jillie Djinn is the Chief Hermetic Scribe and Beetle's boss. Foxy is one of the more highly strung scribes. Partridge is another of the scribes. Ephaniah Grebe is the half-rat, half-human Conservation, Preservation, and Protection Scribe who lives and works in the basement.Marcellus Pye is the 500-year-old Last Alchemist with whom Snorri and Nicko have been staying. He's also the one who kidnapped Septimus through the Glass and for whom Septimus was Pye's Alchemie Apprentice.The Heaps are……a scattered family with some living in the Castle and others in the forest. In the Castle is Sarah Willow Heap, Sep's mother who was trained as a healer and gave up Magyk; Silas, her wizard husband; Maxie, their wolfhound; and, Jenna, their daughter (well, Milo is her real father) and the Princess and heir to the Castle. Jenna's pets include Ethel, the crocheted-waistcoat-wearing duck. Ullr is a Transforming cat Jenna is watching. DayUllr is a regular mottled orange house cat; NightUllr is a panther. Silas' father, Benjamin Heap, was a Shape-Shifting wizard who now lives as a western red cedar somewhere in the Forest. Demelza Heap is an ancestress who used to sell fine glass apparatus until she disappeared.The Wizard Tower is where……that lying young Septimus is stuck with Marcia Fusspot Overstrand, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Boris Catchpole is a night porter (demoted from failed wizard); he had been a Deputy Hunter back in the Young Army. Spit Fyre is Septimus' dragon. He's a challenge to keep fed and be a good little dragon.Camp HeapThe four sons living in the forest with a coven of witches include Sam, Edd, Erik, and Jo-Jo.Castle staffThere aren't many servants in the castle, only Cook, Cleaner, the WashingUp Boy, and the Housekeeper. The Castle is, however, stuffed with ghosts, including Sir Hereward, a ghost guard. The unhappy Billy Pot is in charge of mowing the lawn and collecting Spit Fyre's dung. He's about to become the Dragon-Watcher. Hildegarde Pigeon is a sub-Wizard on door duty at the Palace.Message RatsStanley is an ex-Message Rat and an ex-Secret Service Rat who still has his instincts. He's thinking of starting the Message Rat Service back up. Dawnie is not his wife any longer. Humphrey was his old Message Rat Service boss who retired six months ago. When the RatStranglers had formed up.In the townMrs. Gringe is the wife of the gatekeeper and Lucy's mother. Micky Mullin is the ferryman and one of Sally Mullin's many nephews; she runs the Sally Mullin's Tea and Ale House. Jannit Maarten is a boatbuilder to whom young Nicko is apprenticed. Rupert Gringe is nearing the end of his Articles. The Grateful Turbot Tavern offers up beds and haunts. Olaf Snorrelssen is the ghost of a Northern Trader, and he chooses to make his first Appearance to Merrin. A mistake. Terry Tarsal is a shoemaker with a purple python. Ma Custard runs the All-Day-All-Night Sweet Shop where Merrin gets his licorice snakes, toffee termites, spider floss, and more.The Gathering of the Ghosts are……ghosts of all previous ExtraOrdinary Wizards. They come together when the Apprentice draws a stone from the Questing Pot. Maurice McMohan has advice for Septimus. Julius Pike is another who lost Apprentices. Syrah Syara and Talmar Ray Bell were Apprentices lost on Queste. Marcus Overland was an Ordinary Wizard.The Ghost of the Vaults is one of the Ancients, ghosts over 500 years old. He's very unpleasant and refuses to tell anyone his name. Beetle has figured out that he's the very first Chief Scribe: Tertius Fume.Eldred and Alfred Stone are the brothers and tunnel ghosts trapped in the Emergency Freeze. Moaning Hilda is an Ice Wraith. The Toll-Man is a greedy, nasty bugger of a thief.The Wendron Witches' Summer CircleMorwenna is the Witch Mother. Marissa (she's hooked up with Jo-Jo) and Bryony are some of her witches. The Old Quarry is a cave where the witches spend the winter. Madam Agaric was Morwenna's predecessor.The House of Foryx is……the Place Where All Times Do Meet is also a Place of Waiting. You can only leave when someone arrives, and then you have to enter into their time. It's the DoorKeeper's fault that they all fall in. The Guardian of the House is a nasty, vicious woman. Brat and Fowler are two of the Guards.Nicko Heap has been gone for six months with Snorri Snorrelssen, who had a grandmother, Herdis Laursdottir, who lost a sister, Ells. Alfrún is Snorri's mother. Snorri also has a sister named Herdis. Old Mother, a.k.a., Ells Laursdottir, is a stallholder who happens to be from the same time as Nicko and Snorri.Hotep-Ra was the Castle's very first ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and he set up the honor of the Queste. The Akhu Amulet is the symbol and source of the power of the ExtraOrdinary Wizards.Alther Mella was the last ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Alice (she had been the Chief Customs Officer at the Port) was the one he had loved, but their careers had been too important. Now that she's dead, Alther intends to change that.The bad guys include……Simon Heap is the son who went bad and ran off with Lucy Gringe. Thunder is Simon's horse. Merrin Meredith, a.k.a., Daniel Hunter and Septimus Heap, is Simon's sulky assistant. His previous master had been the almost indestructible DomDaniel who had constantly called him stupid.A Glass is a portal to another time from which it is near impossible to return. Things are a kind of human figure that most people can't see. A good thing as they're mean, miserable, and nasty.The Cover and TitleThe oxblood cover with its gilt border and gilt trim in the corners is fun with its punched out holes along the left edge and the turquoise ribbon "binding" the book together with more turquoise ribbon wrapping around a gold button to keep the book closed. The outer edge of the cover is aged, curling parchment, furthering the impression of an old ribbon-bound book. The series information, title, and author are also in a gold foil. The pebble of lapis lazuli is the Questing Stone.The title is the journey, the Queste, upon which the quartet sets out, desperate to find Nicko and Snorri, sort of.

  • Danielle Brenner
    2019-05-29 14:03

    3.5. Found it slower than the last book, which I enjoyed. Glad to see more of Beetle and the other heap boys.

  • Dona
    2019-06-12 09:14

    Sebelumnya, Septimus, Jenna dan Ullr berhasil kembali ke Masa Sekarang, masa dimana mereka seharusnya berada. Namun Nicko dan Snorri masih terjebak di masa enam ratus tahun lalu. Septimus meminta bantuan Marcellus Pye, yang kini kelihatan muda namun terkadang berperilaku seperti orang tua dan pelupa.Marcellus bercerita bahwa di masa enam ratus tahun lalu, dia pernah bertemu dengan Nicko dan Snorri. Marcellus memperlakukan mereka dengan baik dan diijinkan untuk tinggal di rumahnya, namun Nicko dan Snorri berencana untuk pergi ke suatu tempat. Tempat itu mereka ketahui dari Bibi Ells, yang merupakan nenek buyut ke'sekian' dari Snorri. Bibi Ells bercerita bahwa dia juga pernah mengalami kejadian seperti yang dialami oleh Nicko dan Snorri. Dia tiba-tiba sudah berada di rumah Foryx, yang disebut sebagai tempat Bersinggungnya Waktu. Nicko dan Snorri dapat kembali ke masa mereka jika ada orang dari masa mereka yang datang ke masa itu. Nicko dan Snorri pun merencanakan perjalanan mereka dengan detail menuju Rumah Foryx, dan menitipkan peta serta list perlengkapan yang mereka bawa kepada Marcellus, berharap Marcellus memberikannya pada Septimus dan dapat membawa mereka 'pulang'.Dan di masa sekarang, peta dan list itu sudah berada di tangan Marcellus, namun kondisinya sangat rapuh. Dalam perjalanan kembali ke Istana, karena Marcia mengacaukan pertemuan itu dan memerintahkan Septimus untuk kembali ke Kastil, Jenna menabrak seseorang sehingga menyebabkan peta dan listnya basah terkena air hujan dan rusak total. Hampir menangis, Bettle lewat dan setelah mengetahui masalahnya, dia menawarkan peta itu untuk dibawa ke suatu tempat untuk memperbaikinya. Betapa terkejutnya Jenna melihat manusia tikus yang akan memperbaiki petanya. Setelah dijelaskan, bahwa dia, Ephaniah Grebe adalah manusia yang dikutuk, Jenna menyerahkan peta itu untuk diperbaiki. Namun, ada bagian yang hilang dari peta itu, dan mereka harus menemukannya.Di tempat lain, Merin merencanakan sesuatu yang jahat pada Septimus. Dengan bantuan Tertius Fume, dan juga Mahluk yang selama ini mengikuti Merin, mereka pun ingin menjebak Septimus untuk melakukan perjalanan Queste.Dalam perjalanan untuk membawa Nicko dan Snorri 'pulang', Septimus menemukan batu Queste di tangannya, dan secara tidak sengaja, Jenna dan Bettle ikut terjebak dalam Queste itu. Perjalanan mereka pun dimulai, walaupun peta mereka belum utuh. Si Mahluk berusaha mencelakai Septimus, dan sekaligus hampir mencelakai Jenna dan Bettle juga. Ternyata perjalanan mereka tidak sia-sia. Mereka akhirnya bisa bertemu dengan Nicko, pertemuan yang sedikit mengharukan. Bagaimana mereka bisa bertemu Nicko dan Snorri tanpa peta yang belum lengkap? Benarkah Rumah Foryx, yang selama ini hanya dongeng, memang nyata? Dan yang paling penting, berhasilkah mereka semua melewati Queste dan kembali ke Masa Sekarang dengan selamat? Find all when you read it..^_^

  • Vonette
    2019-06-14 09:07

    Overall, I'm really enjoying this series. But some of the books seem better put-together than others. This one seems to have a few issues. I was expecting the story thread of the dragonboat and the remedy that Jenna picked up during her foray into the past in book 3 to at least be mentioned in this book. I am greatly puzzled that Jenna did not seem to use the remedy or even remember it when she returned to her own time. I also had a lot of issues with the House of Foryxxx. The glasses of time in the four towers are briefly mentioned but never really explained. Is this the way most of the inhabitants of the house arrived? How do the glasses work? (In fact, all of the glasses of time in this series so far seem not-very-well-explained. Why did the one that Marcellus have suddenly go dark? No reason was ever suggested-- other than that the author needed it to happen to make the storyline work.) If Hotep Ra built the House of F, why does he seem to have no control over it and where did this most unpleasant woman who seems to be in charge of the house come from? What is the story with this assistant of Hotep Ra who is at the house with him? After hearing Septimus' story of how the Queste has been taken over by Fume, why does Hotep Ra seem to have no intention of doing anything about it? Also, I really expected Septimus' father to figure into the storyline more. It seemed as if the author was setting it up for him to show up at the House of Foryxxx or at least contribute some important help or information, but that part of the story seemed to come to a pointless dead end that made me wonder why it was even included. Nor was any explanation ever given for how the story about the doorkeeper at the House had been passed down by Septimus' family. Did one of his ancestors go to the house and return? I thought there would be something about that in the notes at the end, but . . . nothing.

  • Martha
    2019-06-05 07:26

    Yes this is still predictable, as most children's books are, but with Angie Sage, it's the story telling that is sort of like a journey that you look forward to. Or at least, I look forward to. That was something I forgot so I thought I'd put off reading this because I thought it might be too predictable. It's about a quest where no other wizard has returned from. Septimus Heap, the lead character, will take that journey so of course I know he will be able to come back unlike the others before him. But there are happenings in between that are worth reading. I think I mentioned in previous Septimus Heap book reviews that the book doesn't really just focus on Septimus Heap. In the fourth installment, there are new characters and, honestly, I kind of find it hard to keep up. Lol. I had to stop and go back and figure out who Julius Pike is. And there are names that appeared once or twice in previous books that were mentioned again here so be on your toes if you're reading this next.There are a few parts that dragged, sadly, so I took a star for that. It wasn't really bad, it's just that Jenna being "princessy" wasn't cute. It was just annoying. And it dragged. (view spoiler)[I thought the part where she couldn't leave Ephaniah in the hut was completely unnecessary. Or it could've been written differently. But I guess we can charge it to the character's generous and affectionate and trusting and, oh I don't know, [expletive-deleted] nature. She is the crown princess after all. Or have we failed to mention that? Yeah, maybe the book needs to stop emphasizing that she is a princess but the last installment was already published so ... (hide spoiler)]

  • Gloria
    2019-06-02 09:29

    In the book Queste by Angie Sage, Jenna, Septimus, and Beetle needs to find a way to return back from the past. They need to look for Nicko and Snorri. They need to go to the House of Foryx, the location where all the times meet. Merrin wants to destroy Septimus and bumps into Jenna. The notes dropped and got wet, the notes tell them where to go. Jenna needs to get another copy of the notes so she goes to look for Ephaniah. Merrin was working in the Manuscriptorium where he finds a ghost of Tertius. Tertius makes Septimus go on a queste. I liked reading this book. I thought that this book had a lot of action and adventure. I thought that this book was very interesting and that i like the adventures the characters go through. This book didn't change my life. It had no impact on me. This book didn't change my life because I think the themes I get from this book doesn't relly teach me anything about life. I would recommend this book to people who likes to read about magic. I would also like to recommend this book to people who like to read fantasy books. This is one of the four books in the series. The first book is Magyk. This is the fourth book. If you want to know whether or not Merrin defeats Septimus and whether or not they leave form the past and return to the present, you need to get a copy of this book and start reading. worth 2 books

  • Janie Johnson
    2019-06-03 10:59

    I think that this installment of The Septimus Series has been my favorite so far, and the last of my rereads. I was totally engaged with this story moreso than the others I think. I love the imagery that Angie Sage creates in each of these books. They are quite refreshing and enjoyable even though they are middle grade books.So keeping this simple, our trio Beetle, Jenna, and Septimus, tries to rescue Nikko and Snorri in this book. And they find themselves on quite the adventure, especially for Septimus. I think that is why I liked this one so much. I really feel connected to all of them in some odd way or another and it makes the story so enjoyable.I found that Beetle was a favorite in this book. I can imagine him growing up to be a Knight in Shining Armor willing to rescue Princess Jenna or even actually any damsel in distress. You see Beetle gain a ton of strength and courage in this installment and I love seeing him grow that way. And I the same can be said about the rest of the cast.There are some great villains to learn about in this book. And I loved to hate the ones I have been introduced to. Also we have some of those villains returning to this book which makes the read even more fun.

  • Aaronaldridge
    2019-05-26 12:17

    This is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series that is filled with ADVENTURE, ACTION and MAGIC. To tell the truth I really enjoyed this book. The main object of this book was three characters Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle go on an adventure to save Nicko and Snorri who are trapped in the house of Foryx. They can not leave the house of Foryx until someone from their time goes into the house then they can leave.On their way to rescue Nicko and Snorri they run into alot of problems and challenges. This book really shows teamwork, dedication, and love for their brother Nicko. In this book the characters are really tested and show that they are strong and that they can accomplish what they set there mind to. I would really recommend this story to anyone who loves to read adventure books it is really great.Even though the story was all over the place I loved it. The best part of the book was the climax I really enjoyed how the Author wrapped it all up and I really want to read the next book. I really recommend this book to anyone!

  • EJ Johnson
    2019-06-05 13:28

    I really liked this book. I think the author is clever and fun to read without being too juvenile. However, there are very juvenile things that happen. Like with the other books in the series, the adults don't listen and the kids don't explain themselves enough. But also like the other books, the adults really like the kids they are responsible for and try their best to take care of them. Also in the end the adults help save the day. In this book, Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle go on a quest to save Nikko. An example of Sage's humor was Beetle's name. When he was born, Mrs. Beetle was a recent widow and grieving for her husband. When the recorder came asking for the new baby's name, Mrs. Beetle overcome with grief called for her husband, "Beetle, Oh, Beetle." So the baby's name was recorded: Beetle O. Beetle. This is the type of thing that is tucked into the book to make it funny but has nothing to do with the storyline. However, in this series, insignificant seeming things often show up again in other books.

  • CekMoNSter
    2019-06-17 14:12

    Well, After a rather disappointing continuation in the previous book (my personal opinion, so no heart feeling) I was surprised to read the next book Queste which was as good as the First book in the series. The story continues with Septimus treating the people from Sicknesse, and later had himself preoccupied with his assignment as an Apprentice. ON the other end, the fake Septimus Heap with the real name of Merrin Meredith has a plan on his own. (I hate this boy!!!) Anyway, he made a deal with an evil ghost name Tertius Fume (A betrayer!!A cheater!! !) Using his scrupulous method he tricked the EAW to make her apprentice to do a QUeste. Anyway, the journey continue with Septimus, Jenna and Beetles embarking on a Journey ( I`m not fond with the way Septimus hiding things from Jenna) to find their missing brother NIcko. I find that the end of the castle siege was quite funny because DomDAniel is forever gone when his bone was being eaten by Spit Fyre for breakfast! A nice reading indeed!!NUff said!

  • Mohammad Mahdi
    2019-05-27 12:22

    خوب اما ریویو :)نمیدونم چرا ولی نگاهم به این مجموعه عوض شده !!هرصفحش رو با لذت تمام میخونم .... مخصوصا اون قسمتاییش که تو قلعستکتاب تقریبا از حالت بچه گونه ی جلد اول و دوم در اومده خانم سیج علاوه بر قدرت تخیل خیلی بالاش استعداد بسیار زیادی در گره زدن سرنوشت کاراکترا به هم داره ....همچنین دقت خیلی زیادی هم برای خوندن داستانش نیازه چون کاراکتر های فرعی خیلی زیادی داره این مجموعه و اصلا ممکنه کاراکتری که فقط یه بار اسمشو تو جلد اول دیدین تو جلد چهارم مثلا در پیشبرد داستان نقش مهم هرچند کم اهمیتی داشته باشهبا تمام این وجود این مجموعه اصلا به چیزی که براش تبلیغ میکنن شباهت ندارهاین مجموعه اصلا شباهتی به هری پاتر نداره ... نمیدونم چرا میگن شبیه اونه:|اما دنیای داستان رو خیلی دوست دارم ... الان که فکر میکنم میبینم دلم براش تنگ شده حتی:)شنیدم قراره فیلم درست بشه از روی این مجموعه .... فکر نکنم پتانسیل فیلم شدنو داشته باشه ... به نظم کارتونش بکنن خیلی قشنگ میشه از این کارتون دو بعدیا مخصوصا:-"در کل اگه مقایسش با هری پاتر نبود شاید بهش پنج میدادم ولی باید یه جوری تفاوت بینهایت زیادشو با هری پاتر نشون میدادم

  • Shelly
    2019-05-27 08:23

    One thing that I don't like about this series is Merrin. He is so obnoxious and not fun to read about.This series is like a fantasy soap opera for children. It's fun, it's entertaining, it sucks you in, the quality is not remarkably high, but you become invested in whats going on, important things sort of fizzle away for a while, and you find yourself wondering if you missed something, but really the author just moved onto something else for a while, and on and on. And what of the Dragon Boat?!? It's mostly dead, but Jenna got a potion to fix everything right? And now, one entire huge book later, and no mention of the Dragon Boat! (Still mostly dead???)I'm sorry if that spoiled something for you, but it's just a soap opera. Things live and die, and come back to life and die again, so it shouldn't be too shocking. Case in point our friend Dom Daniel, who I think has died a permanent and unconquerable death in each and every book in the series.