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The third 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"Few fans of the best-selling Septimus Heap series will be disappointed." --ALA Booklist"Readers will be indubitably hooked--worrying, laughThe third 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"Few fans of the best-selling Septimus Heap series will be disappointed." --ALA Booklist"Readers will be indubitably hooked--worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe." --VOYA (Starred Review)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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Physik Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-06-13 10:53

    Physik (Septimus Heap, #3), Angie SageSeptimus Heap is a series of fantasy novels featuring a protagonist of the same name written by English author Angie Sage. In all, it features seven novels, entitled Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the first (Magyk) in 2005 and the final (Fyre) in 2013.عنوانها: فیزیک؛ فیزیک؛ فیضیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سوم ماه جولای سال 2008 میلادیعنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب سوم فیزیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: امیرسینا همایونی؛ تهران، وسعت، 1387؛ در 400 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب سوم؛ شابک: 9786005142198؛عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب سوم فیزیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: پرتو اشراق؛ تهران، ناهید، 1387؛ در 381 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب سوم؛ شابک: 9789646205901؛عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب سوم فیضیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهدویان؛ تهران، افق، 1388؛ در 583 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب سوم؛ شابک: 9789643695323؛فهرست جلد سوم: تصویری زیر شیروانی، اسنوری اسنورل - سن، بازار روز، مهمان ناخوانده، سوراخی در دیوار، ملکه اتل - دره دا، جاده خارج شهر، گذرگاه مار، آتش زیر آب، سند معتبر، جامه سرای ملکه، آینه، جیلی د جین، خرت و پرتهای جهت یابی، مارسلوس پای، راه قدیم، قصر خالی، ارواح قصر، کنام اژدها، موش کشها، آتش و جستجو، سوار باز میگردد، آلفرون، روح بین، جشن بر عرشه، خاطرات مارسلوس، برج جادوگر، هوگو تندرفوت، توقیف، انبار شماره 9، گوسفند مقدس، گنج دراگو، برکه ی سیاه، شاهزاده خانم اسمرالدا، دلاوران، بردا پای، ضیافت، راه آب، تالار بزرگ کیمیاگری و فیزیک، شیشه دارو، رودخانه، دروازه بزرگ زمان، یافتن، صندوقچه ی فیزیک، بیمارستان، موشهای قصر، انتقال، آتش بزرگ، شاید بخواهید بدانید که چه اتفاقی برای اینها افتاد.سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب سوم فیزیکبانو آنجی سیج جلد سوم مجموعه ی خود را فیزیک نامیده، با املای غلط، این جلد به جسم و سلامت آدمی اشاره دارد، از هر تخیلی حتی غیرممکن استفاده میکند، زمان را پس و پیش میکند، جهان موازی میآفریند، ایشان اعتقاد دارند نوجوان باید خود را بیازماید تا بیاموزد، و این جز از طریق تخیل و آفریدن وقایع ناممکن پدید نمیآید.؛ ا. شربیانی

  • Corrinne
    2019-06-16 10:44

    You know, I hate book reviews. I always feel so inadequate when I like a book other people have panned, and although I don't know of anyone who has read this series and didn't like it at least somewhat, I still feel that my support of these books is on shaky ground. (insert slightly whiney voice here) But I really like these characters! And I really like the plots! And I really like the crazy narratorial style! We zoom around from person to person and it works for me, but then I'm always interested in what the other people in a story are thinking, and most of the time those feelings are only hinted at with shrugs, and sighs. This is also why I like the Bartimaeus Trilogy, and Artemis Fowl. But then maybe I like all these books because they are well written....and fun!

  • Jean
    2019-06-10 07:57

    I'm a big fan of this series! Ghosts, witches, dragons, spells, secret cupboards and tunnels, boggarts, sailing ships, queens, wizards, herbs and magic rings...everything you could possibly imagine in a magical castle realm. Mix that with Shakespearean-style mischief: comedy-of-errors (very human errors!) and mistaken identity. And, on top of all that, the characters are lovably ordinary; the children make friends in a natural, uncalculated way, and the adults are so...imperfect. Lots of fun!

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-06-04 09:42

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comI have to state that it's taken me a very long time to write my review of PHYSIK, mostly because it took me such a very long time to finish the book. Although I absolutely loved MAGYK, and was nearly as impressed with FLYTE, it was much harder for me to get into the story of PHYSIK. I wasn't immediately struck by the newly introduced characters, and even some of my old favorites were, at first, acting quite different than they had originally. That being said, though, I'm glad I finally finished this third installment in the Septimus Heap saga, and can recommend it to others without feeling guilty. The story opens with Silas Heap, father of the Heap clan, unknowingly unleashing the ghost of Queen Etheldredda, a Castle Queen who ruled long ago. Along with her spirit is also released that of her pet Aie-Aie, a rat-dog-snake hybrid that is hideous to look upon. Although Silas and his companion, Gringe, aren't first aware of what has happened, they'll soon learn that the room they unlocked would have been better left alone. Nearly at the same time, Snorri Snorrelssen, a young North Trader, arrives at Sally Mullen's Tea and Ale House -- and can immediately sense that she's not welcome there, even if she can't understand the language that's being spoken. After weeks at sea, however, Snorri is not about to turn her back on her mission, that of following in the footsteps of her father. Back at the Palace, Septimus Heap is putting off his studies with ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, instead indulging in his new obsession of learning all there is to know about Alchemy. He wishes to learn under the famous Alchemyst Marcellus Pye, who just so happens to be the son of the dreaded Queen Etheldredda. All of the usual characters are back in this installment: Jenna, Nicko, Aunt Zelda, Spit Fyre, and Alther Mella, along with new ones like the above-mentioned Snorri and Marcellus Pye. Some of them act as they've always acted; some of them act in surprising ways. All of it leads up to a showdown of wits and talents and, of course, the next book in the series. As I said, I'm glad I finally finished reading PHYSIK, as I definitely plan to read QUESTE, the fourth book. Although some readers may have trouble in the beginning, as I did, once you get into the story of Septimus and family, you'll be quite enthralled until the very end.

  • ✨Susan✨
    2019-05-21 13:01

    This was not my favorite in the series so far. It seemed like it took too long to get to the actual plot, and became tedious with far too many new, inconsequential characters added too quickly. I think that a quarter of the story and several characters could have been left out. The last few chapters were full of updates and information about the characters that could have been avoided if the story had flowed correctly. I hope the wonderful pacing that made the first two books so good is reestablished in the next book. Not a bad Septimus adventure just, for me, a little too jumbled and watered down with to many extraneous events and characters. Onto the next....

  • ade_reads
    2019-05-23 08:41

    Saking sukanya, 600 halaman pada buku ini aku baca kurang dari 24 jam. Ini salah satu hal yang luar biasa banget buat aku :p. Kisah Septimus bersama keluarganya ini makin seru. Lebih seru lagi dari cerita di dua buku sebelumnya. Recommended bagi siapa saja yang menyukai kisah fantasi dengan keajaiban-keajaiban sihir yang unik dan juga memikat :D

  • Emma
    2019-06-04 06:53

    I tried persevere. I really did. I read the first two from beginning to end. I couldn't do it with this one. The tediousness and annoyingly long paragraphs explaining every thought and action became too much for me! The book could really have been done in 100 pages...if that. I ended up skimming quickly through it, after reading the first ten chapters, and then I read the bits at the end about what happened to characters. I got the gist of the book just by doing that and saved myself many more days of dragging this book out. I really couldn't even bare the idea of extending it with the library, I wanted this book out of my house!So it's now safe to say, I won't be reading the last two books. My curiosity just isn't bothered about finding out what happens to everyone. Thank god I never bought them as I had originally intended to!

  • Hanah
    2019-06-04 07:31

    It's kinda like Harry Potter mixed with the Lord of the Rings meets like the Time Warp Trio or something. I've really gotten into them, but they're long. The fourth one, Queste is almost 600 pages and the rest are like 500 some. They usually take me a month to read unless it's the weekend and I have nothing else to do, then it takes like three days. My mom, brother and I all are reading them right now.

  • John Conrad
    2019-06-17 06:55

    I think this is the best of the series so far. It is very suspenseful and enjoyable to read. A new character, a trader girl enters the scene named Snorri. She is a nice addition to the growing list of protagonists, and Nicko takes a liking to her (possibly because of their mutual fascination with boats). Also, a new villian, Queen Etheldredda enters the scene. She drags Septimus and a few others that follow him 500 years into the past and traps them there. Now they need to get back to their time and somehow stop Etheldredda from taking over the kingdom (Queendom?) Dom Daniel is absent, and Simon is only spoken about, so we will have to wait until the next book to hook up with Simon again. I like the family situation as it reminds me of my own, with the kids growing up, they each choose different paths, not all good, but still with strong family ties despite minimal contact and always having faith in each other.

  • Rana Heshmati
    2019-06-10 07:32

    دیگه بیشتر از این نخوندم... :دییادمه خیلی دوسش نداشتم...

  • Cindy
    2019-06-02 10:35

    Not my favorite. Some of it was a bit confusing and unlike the other books where everything wrapped up. This did not. There was too much focus on new characters who didn't really fit with the story.

  • Baige Bell
    2019-06-09 09:32

    The best thing about this third installment is that it features an entirely new and unique plot. After the first two books, I was worried that I would have to keep reading about how they defeat Domdaniel, but this book features a new villain who is unique, interesting, and helps with the worldbuilding as well. I daresay these books are getting better and better.

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-06-03 08:45

    I've finally figured out why I enjoy this whimsical, fantasy series so much---it's the focus the books have on seeing everything from the children's rather adult perspectives. I adore the detail and feel of the scenes which Sage writes as well as the connection she builds between the reader and the characters. Each is an individual and one bonds with them.In this third installment of the Septimus Heap series, Septimus is enthralled with the medical discoveries of a, he thinks, 500-year-dead wizard. Naturally, Marcia, his boss, thinks it's dreadful nonsense and insists that Sep study for his upcoming predictions test. Unfortunately for everyone, Septimus' dad, Silas, has just unSealed a Sealed room up in the attic unknowingly releasing a truly evil, malevolent pair of ghosts from a cursed portrait. Ghosts with greater powers than anyone suspects is possible.The human ghost has wicked plans for the kingdom and she uses Jenna to set them in motion with the kidnapping of Septimus. The inhuman half of the ghost pair throws a wrench into everyone's lives when an unstoppable sickenesse befalls the population thereby giving purpose to Septimus' kidnapping and interest in physik. All sorts of strange adventures follow involving pretty much all of the characters we know plus a few new ones: Spit Fyre, Alther, Alice, Nicko, Snorri and Ullr, Sir Hereward, and others.I am really looking forward to #4 in the series, Queste after all the unfinished events in Physik. I need to know what happens to Nicko and Snorri. How does Ullr fare split as he is? Is Marcia truly turning the corner on her selfish, officious, know-it-all self? Will Jenna restore the Palace to its former glories? Does Snorri ever get to meet her dad? Will Alice return? And be happy?

  • Shelly
    2019-05-30 11:47

    Anyone who knows me well knows that I struggle with books involving time travel. I'm fully aware of these issues, and I know I should just get over it, so I tried not to think to hard about logistics, etc, when I stumbled upon time travel in this book. My tactics seemed to have worked, because it didn't bug me too much here, but in trying to not pay too close attention to the details, I find that I can't really make an intelligent statement about how time travel worked in this book, so... This book was much the same as the others in this series. I keep getting sucked into reading these because it is one giant soap opera. So many unresolved things. And the worst part about it is the author just ignores these unresolved giant things, and then writes silly little afterwords about minor little characters and details that are completely unimportant. And that in itself is highly entertaining. Sometimes I have little internal struggles with myself about whether this series is really cool or totally lame, and I can't ever decide which it is. I think if I was nine, it would be an easy decision, but I'm not nine...

  • LeonaCarstairs
    2019-05-26 06:55

    As fantastic and enjoyable as the first two! Physik is extremely fun to read and I love the magykal world, plot, and the characters. Can we just talk about the characters for a sec? I loved them, they were probably my favorite thing about the series although the other aspects are great as well!This is super great for kids. I think that I would really recommend it to 9, 10, 11, and 12 year olds the most. I also love the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter! Really well done!

  • Jefferson
    2019-06-02 07:43

    The third entry in Angie Sage's seven-book Sepimus Heap series, Physik (2007), begins with Septimus' feckless father Silas the Ordinary Wizard and his coarse "friend" Gringe the North Gate Gatekeeper (two of the many fallible adults whose mistakes make life interesting for Sage's child heroes and readers) "UnSealing" a Sealed room in the palace attic so that Silas may keep safe there his prized colony of sentient board game counters. By opening the Sealed room, the clueless men release two malevolent Substantial Spirits, the ghost of the wonderfully named Etheldredda the Awful, who has been waiting with her pointy chin, pointy ears, pointy shoes, and disapproving expression for 500 years to become Castle Queen again, this time forever, which may involve getting rid of any troublesome princesses in her way, and the ghost of her pet Aie-Aie, a red-eyed, snake-tailed, single-toothed creature with a penchant for spreading disease. Thus begins an exciting and unpredictable plot of multiple point of view characters and two time streams, one in the present and one 500 years in the past. Sage introduces neat new characters, like the 14-year-old Hanseatic League Northern Trader Snorri Snorrelssen, who's come to the Castle of the Small Wet Country Across the Sea for the first time, partly in search of the ghost of her father. Snorri is great, with her attractive Scandinavian lilt, Spirit-Seer abilities, spunk ("No one told Snorri Snorrelssen what to do"), "white-blond hair," "translucent blue eyes" (Sage's fantasy world is quite white), and feline protector Ullr, a small orange cat by day and a powerful black panther by night. And the Last Alchemist Marcellus Pye, a selfish, decrepit, and senile 500-year-old who only breathes once every ten minutes and shuffles around under the moat at night looking for gold coins, is creepy and sympathetic. Sage develops former characters in neat ways, too, like Uncle Alther and Alice Nettles, whose cross-existence romance is wistful and sweet. She does a bit more with the ghost of Jenna's mother, the assassinated Castle Queen, who is still not ready to Appear before her daughter. Spit Fyre, Septimus' pet dragon, is growing apace, needing more food, producing more droppings (and burps, farts, and snot, Sage indulging the child reader's sense of potty humor), and learning how to ignite his gassy breath. Sage's protagonist Septimus Heap, seventh son of a seventh son, the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand, grows, too. He is covertly interested in Physik, which Marcia believes is too close to the dodgy (if not Darke) Alchemy. In this novel the boy will learn everything he ever wanted to know about such subjects, in addition to Time.Sage interestingly plays with time: "Time Glasses" through which people may step (or jump or fall) into "the liquid cold of time" and end up elsewhen; the vertiginous and identity-threatening aspects of suddenly finding oneself in the distant past; and the debilitating effects of living forever without youth. She also makes explicit the Rules of Ghosthood. Spirits must stay for one year and a day in the same place where they died, after which they may move around, but only to places they visited when alive. They may only be seen by people they choose to Appear before. And although they may pass through anything or anyone and vice versa, they intensely dislike the nauseating experience.Sage writes a lot of great lines (especially in context), like: "Ghosts must put up with the bad habits of the living," and "Even Alchemy Scribes had to sleep some time." And she writes many vivid and evocative descriptions (Sage's writing is more magical to me than Rowling's): --"The barge was decked out in flags that fluttered in a wind that had died long ago." --". . . the lingering smells of decaying spells …" --"The low yellow stone building was ablaze with light, its wide lawns spread out before it with their fresh snowfall like a crisp white cook's apron." --". . . there were things--soft, squishy things--floating in the water; he could feel the ends of his oars touching them." Such rich writing outweighs Sage's few missteps, like similes whose anachronistic vehicles violate her fantasy world, as when Spit Fyre moves his tail back and forth "like a great windshield wiper," or as when Etheldredda's voice "has the penetrating quality of a dentist's drill."Sage writes an archaic style to estrange the Castle of the past from her characters and readers. Although some of it sounds dodgy, like "Now, hie thee to the Great Gates, thee to the stables and thou, fools, take thy great flat feet to the river" (thee, thou, and thy should maybe be for singular cases), it often sounds fine, like "Whereupon Mary didst wail, like the pigs do wail when they see the meat cook's cleaver." The book concludes with Sage's fun epilogue, "Things You Might Like to Know More About," recounting the fates or backgrounds of several characters.Readers like me who were put off by the manufactured action and unpleasant character development and lack of consistency and charm of the second book, Flyte, should try this third one, because Physik is excellent. Moments like Jenna rescuing a plucked duckling from a scalding orange sauce and later falling asleep with it are charming; moments like Septimus walking into the Great Hall of the Wizard's Tower 500 years ago and deceiving himself that he's in his own time are moving. Readers who like imaginative and humorous YA magical fantasy with a Darke streak should enjoy Physik and the series in general.

  • Roos
    2019-06-01 14:35

    Meski berdasarkan hari, review ini dijamin tidak menceritakan keseluruhan cerita di Buku Physik, hanya sedikit seru-seruan dan lucu-lucuan aja karena banyak tokoh yang unik dan lucu-lucu.Buku 3 Physik ini tidak terlalu seru, tidak banyak intrik. Tapi yang istimewa adalah Septimus belajar dan menelusuri rahasia kekuatan Alkemie dan Physik yang notabene kayak pelajaran ilmu kesehatan, jadi selain ahli sihir sepertinya anak ketujuh dari generasi ketujuh memang mempunyai banyak kelebihan, seperti dibuku ini, Septimus belajar ramu-ramuan untuk penyembuhan terhadap wabah penyakit yang melanda kerajaan, penawar racun bahkan ramuan menjadi immortal. Cool! Moon’s Day – Hari SeninGara-garanya Babenya Septimus, Silas Heap yang memang orangnya ceroboh membuka segel sebuah lukisan tua di loteng cuma karena mau main catur ma sahabatnya Gringe. Maka keluarlah hantu yang berada di lukisan tersebut beserta binatang piaraannya.Tir’s Day – Hari SelasaDan hantu itu adalah hantu Ratu Etheldredda, adalah Ratu gran-gran buyutnya Jenna. Tapi ni ratu jahat banget karena dia ingin menjadi ratu selamanya makanya dia berani membunuh keturunannya bahkan memanfaatkan anak laki-lakinya yang ahli alkemie. Dan binatang piaraannya itu adalah Aie-aie, namanya sih lucu, merupakan binatang berumur panjang, kayak tikus yang super gemuk dengan mata bulat tapi sekalinya menggigit langsung bisa membuat orang itu meracau sepanjang malam dan akhirnya mati. Dan memang Ratu Etheldredda ( boleh dibaca Etheldreadful, saking menakutkan dan awfulnya ) lebih menyayangi Aie-Aie daripada putra dan putrinya.Woden’s Day – Hari RaboeSnorri Snorrelssen ( ehhm nama yang lucu ) 13 tahun dan Ullr , merupakan tokoh baru juga dibuku ini, anak dari Pedagang Olaf Snorrelssen ( yang sudah menjadi hantu ) dan Alfrun ( nama ibu sekaligus nama kapal besarnya Snorri ). Suka banget ma Snorri yang memang cewek pemberani, berlayar mengarungi lautan dengan kapal Alfrun sendirian demi mencari ayah yang tiada kabar. Ohya yang istimewa mengenai Ullr adalah seekor kucing kecil berwarna jingga dengan ujung ekor berwarna hitam. Itu kalo pagi sampai siang, nah kalo malam Ullr berubah menjadi seekor macan kumbang berbulu licin berkilat, sehitam malam dengan mata hijau laut dan ujung ekor jingga. Seorang cewek dengan kapal besar dan macan kumbang. Keren kan?Thor’s Day – Hari KamisMarcellus Pye, Sang Alkemie dan ahli Physik yang membuat Marcia Overstraind Sang Penyihir Luar Biasa geram karena hampir kehilangan murid kesayangannya, Septimus.Freya’s Day – Hari DjoematKatanya sih pas planet pada berkondjoensi, tapi ada kejadian apa setiap hari Jumat ini, baca sendiri deh bukunya…hehehe. Yang jelas ada Kaca Waktu Sejati yang membuat Septimus sempat terperangkap di masa lalu. Dan Kaca ini milik Marcellus saat menjadi Alkemie.Loki’s Day – Hari SabtoeSebenarnya kalo dibandingin ama Domdaniel Sang Necromancer, Ratu Etheldreadful lebih galak dan kejam, tapi kenapa kerjaannya disini Cuma jalan-jalan naik kapal yah, Yang menakutkan malah kisah-kisah masa lalunya. Niat Utamanya juga serem sih, tapi gak keren ah.Sunn Day – Hari MinggoeAtau Hari Eqoeinox, artinya apa kurang ngerti juga sih. Tapi yang jelas kangen ma Kapal Naga, Keluarga Heap yang lain Si Kembar, dan Simon. Cerita disini berputar-putar di jebakan waktunya Marcellus. Dan yang kusayangkan adalah nasip Nicko ma Snorri…huhuhuhu.Semoga Queste dan Syren lebih seru ah.

  • Aaronaldridge
    2019-05-22 13:44

    When I started this book I thought wow... Another Angie Sage book... How fun -_-. Just kidding actually when I started reading this book I was so excited I have read the first, second and fourth book. Those books were great and this book just added how much more I am respecting this series. I like the way the author set it up so silas would open the door to the nasty Queen Etheldredda was held up in. My least favorite character has to be Queen Etheldredda I just hate her she gives me a weird feeling when I read the book and I just want to invite her face to the back of my hand!I just hate how she was going to drown Jenna it was so wrong but she got it when she drownded herself ;P priceless. The best part of the book to me is the most sad and sweetest part is when Nicko stays behind in to look for Snorri. But at the cost he has to stay behind 500 years in the past is a pretty sad thing. I was really surprised when Septimus said "Nicko will find a way, Jen. He always does," replied Septimus, sounding more hopeful than he really was, for it was not long since Nicko had mistaken an ant for a footpath and gotten them both lost in the Forest. Yeah I thought that was pretty wack. But I think Septimus was right Nicko will find a way he is a great reliable character.To sum the book up Silas and Gringe free an evil ghost. Then the evil Queen sendsthe young Septimus to her 500 year old son Marcellus. then Marcellus sendsSeptimus back 500 years to his younger self. After that Snorri, Nicko and Jenna go back into time to get Septimus then they pass through the gates of time but Nicko stays back to get Snorri.I think people who love adventure books should reads this. I would absolutely picture this as a movie whenever I think about it I think about how awesome it would look in my head. I also recommend all of the other books in the series really impressed.

  • Ann
    2019-06-10 08:36

    3 1/2 starsAnother enjoyable installment in the Septimus Heap series.In this tale, we find ourselves wrapped up in plots involving time travel, magical mirrors, a young dragon, a Sickness (which the Rats get unjustly blamed for and hunted... :-/ not sure how I really felt about that) and a Ghost who appears to be more "solid" than she should.I do like the characters in these books, and I like the ideas Sage has. I'm not sure how I feel about the increasingly multi-person perspectives, but if you know its there, it works okay.I think if you're going to read these, you have to be okay with Sage's style and the (I do hate to say it) but lack of "depth." Perhaps part of this is because I've forgotten things from the first few books, but I found myself wanting our young princess to do more, to stand up more, (and, you know, try to save the Rats). I wondered why so many things were withheld from loving parents, and why the parents weren't more distraught over their children. If you are okay with reading along and not letting yourself question these things, the overall story, plots and messages are good, nice, and a fun read. I do appreciate the 'younger style' of writing and characters, and I think it would be a good tale for MG readers — especially those looking for a fast read. I also like the balance of strong male and female characters.So yes, I do enjoy this series, and this, the third installment. I do have some qualms, but I'll put them aside and move on to book four.Review Pending...My current "bedside" book :)

  • Jeretta Hall-Robinson
    2019-06-07 14:52

    As usual with this series, it was fantastic! A great continuation of the tales of Septimus and Jenna. I truly enjoyed the plot and all the characters. I, of course, hated Etheldredda and all that she did. This proves what excellent writing it is: when the character is utterly horrible and you are suppose to hate them, then you actually do. I also liked the dynamic between Marcia and Septimus. It has changed a little, but I think for the better. I nearly cried when Alice died, but that does make Alther happy that they get to be together. For me, it reads as though Jenna has had a lot of growing up to do in this book. She truly had to understand what her responsibility is as queen and what she has to do to make things right. I do have a few questions: 1) How did Ethedredda become a Substantial Spirit? Is it due to the potion she drank? Is there another way?2) What caused Esmeralda's headaches? Will we find out later on about them and the Great Alchemie Disaster?

  • George
    2019-06-08 14:58

    4,5/5 ★

  • Emma
    2019-06-12 12:56

    This only gets better and better! Things to expect from book No. 3:- Alchemy- Time travel (via looking glasses) - Shapeshifting panther - Viking trader girl, sailing her own damn ship - Evil Murderous Ghost Queen - A somewhat untrained dragon I really like the characters in this series, but I have to admit: SPIT FYRE (The dragon) might just be my favourite ❤️ Ullr is pretty cool, too...They just add that little extra... every time someone went “Oh, no, SPIT FYRE!!!” I couldn’t help but laugh!

  • P.S. Winn
    2019-06-06 06:47

    Book three takes readers further into the life of Septimus Heap who is a wizard. The series is fun and a must have for fans of wizards, magic and fun.

  • Lindsey
    2019-06-01 09:31

    This series is often compared to Harry Potter, but I think in many ways it’s much different. The only parallels that I see are that it involves a boy, who at one point is an orphan, and magic. Definitely written for a younger audience, the Septimus books have a tendency to be a little silly sometimes and the endings easily resolved. However, in contrast, Sage deftly creates an interesting world with often odd and humorous characters who have the ability to surprise the reader. The plot structures of each story vary, and, to any fantasy reader’s great joy, she doesn’t use the same antagonist throughout every single book. Some of the characters switch sides, and other, new bad guys emerge as the series progresses. Also, unlike many series writers, Sage will start a chain of events that last throughout several books, continuing to hook readers from book to book. She does not wrap everything up neatly, but is still able to finish a book in a way that makes the story seem complete. Then, the reader has the anticipation of discovering how some of the issues that arise in earlier books will unravel in later additions. Within this book specifically is a prime example of a complicated plot structure and set of characters that break the far too often tread mold of fantasy novels. The main bad guy is a Queen named Etheldredda, who is now a ghost attempting to live forever. However, another ‘bad guy’ of this book is her son, Marcellus Pye who kidnaps Septimus from 500 years in the past. However, in order to create three-dimensional characters, Marcellus is shown throughout the book to be kind and fiercely intelligent, winning Septimus’s admiration and trust even though he doesn’t want to be back in time. Far too often, the antagonists are simply evil and have nothing more to them. It certainly makes the reading more interesting when there are levels of good and evil, and not everyone has to be simply one or the other. Even Simon, who was the bad guy in the previous book, seems to be coming around because of Lucy’s influence. I recommend this to all readers 9+, skewing more toward boys.-Lindsey Miller,

  • Michael
    2019-06-13 07:32

    In Physik we learn that Septimus Heap's 7 book cycle is not going to turn out like Harry Potter: a seven volume mystery collection about a good guy vs a Darke bad guy where the third volume is about time travel. Ok, well, uh, the third volume is about time travel, but that's not the point! The point is, here we learn that DomDaniel, the ultimate bad guy from Magyk, The Darke Toad novella, and Flyte, is not the only bad guy in the story. But I'm getting ahead of things …Unlike Harry Potter, these books are not mysteries, they are adventure stories wrapped with the trappings of mystery around them. The book is not about solving a riddle of how Septimus appears to be in two places at the same time. The ExtraOrdinary Wizard knows her Apprentice has traveled back through time, and that he is an integral, undeniable part of the past; the adventure involves rescuing Septimus from his current predicament. We know who the villain is, and we know what happened to the villain in the past, and the villain will be dealt with once our Hero is restored to the current timeline.The last thing I want to mention is that Physik sets in motion a storyline that spans several books. Like TheEmpire Strikes Back, there is a coherent notion of conflict and resolution, but there are powerful loose ends that draw us into the next adventure. This isn't Septimus's 3rd year in some wizard academy; it's the first few days of what's going to be a very long, difficult week.

  • Gloria
    2019-06-18 09:40

    In the book Physik, Septmus Heap found a secret room and accidentally set free the ghost of Queen Etheldredda. Queen Etheledredda was a queen who lived 500 years ealier and she has a evil plan to make her live forver. She needs a lot of help from her son Marcellus Pye asnd the help of Jenna. The queen sends Septimus to meet her son. Her son goes back in time an teaches Septimus about physik. Jenna falls back in time and was mistaken for Princess Esmeralda, the daughter of Queen Etheledredda. Jenna got catured, but she escaped and found Septimus. The queen drank a incomplete potion of immortality, she didn't end up immortal. The ghost of the queen wants to kill Jenna. This is a thick book but it isn't very hard to understand. I like reading this book because this book have a lot of action and some nail biting parts in the story like the part where Jenna was about to be killed. This book won't take a long time to read. I like this book because this book has a lot of adventure and action. This book doesn't change my life because I don't have much in common with anyone of the characters in the story. I would recomend this book to people who likes to read fantasy books and people whho likes to read books with a lot of adventure. If people want ot read this book they should start with the first book Magyk. This book will lead up to the second book Flyte. This is the third book of the series, there is a total of four books. worth 2 books

  • Lins
    2019-05-23 11:45

    Enjoyed this whole-heartedly. This series seems to be grabbing me tighter and giving me more interesting characters and situations the further through it I get; whether that is because I am getting more involved with the characters, or because the writing is changing, or the storytelling, i don't know, I'm reading these for fun and am not going to analyse them. All I know is that I enjoy each book more than the last. This one gave us a wonderful new character in the form of Snorri the rebellious Scandinavian girl, and her Darke Magyk familiar Ullr... and leaves us with a mystery that I won't spoil, but will comment on to say that I want to read the next book right now so that I can find out what they are all going to do about it. The other new character of Marcellus, the alchemist, I'm still unsure of. I think that is meant to reflect the opinion of everyone else in the book (excepting Septimus, and even him most of the time). I'm not sure I like him and I'm not sure that they should trust him, but I want to read the next book to find out!Lots happens in this book, despite it only covering 3 days (or several months), and it is all exciting, with the usual share of ghosts, near death experiences and magykal mysteries that I've come to expect from the previous two novels. Looking forward to reading the next.

  • Sally
    2019-06-11 06:33

    Ok this is the 3rd book in the Septimus series and it hasnt dissapointed a bit. (Please do not compare it with Harry Potter as I have found lots of pple doing) I am nearly done with this book and cannot put it down once I start reading. It starts off with a mystery illness going round the castle. No one is allowd to go out after dark. A young girl (Snorri)who is a trader and seer (can see all ghosts wheather they want her to or not arrives at the port We also have Queen Etheldredda but 500 years in the past as the new Villan of the story, yes a real living Ethelredda.Sep goes on the search for a cure for the sikness, he actually jumps through a magic mirror into the past to find the magic cure. Queen Etheldredda drags Septimus (a few other characters try to rescue him, Jenna being one of them) 500 years into the past and traps them there. They now need to get back to their own time and stop Etheldredda from taking over the kingdom for ever before its too late.I like this book a lot because it has enough action in it to satisfy me without being too over the top and unbelievable, its not childish in anyway. This series is definatly not just for children to read I think that adults (me included) would enjoy the story just as much.Iam now waiting to start the next one after I have read two more books :-)

  • Charlie Bioletti
    2019-06-06 10:01

    I decided to read "Physik" Because i had read all the other books in the series (not in order) yet i hadn't read the first one for some reason, i liked it and personally think it is the best book in the "Magyk" Series it was a great book as it was very well written and had a great story, the fact that Angie Sage came up with such a good story is insane, the fact that she managed to both forshadow events from "Syren" and reference to characters from "Flyte" so subtly is awesome, i'd never have realised had i not read all the other books before it (._.). I learned that if you can write a book, you can make anything happen in it as Angie Sage does when she introduces a literally "new" world to Septimus and co. and a Character that interests me would have to be Simon (Antagonist in "Flyte"), although he doesn't actually appear in this particular book, he is mentioned a lot throughout the book. It interests me because he was the antagonist in the last book, but he still has a great part in the story of this book despite not actually appearing and the fact that he turns back to the "Good side" after all the bad things he did in the last book is great, so i think Angie Sage couldn't have Written the third part of "Maygyk" better. ;)

  • Janie Johnson
    2019-06-03 07:45

    This is probably one of my favorites of the Septimus Heap series, although I have not yet read the last three of the series. This is a reread for me so I could complete the series with the previous books fresh in my mind. I have thoroughly been enjoying entering this magical world and revisiting all these amazing characters again.I love how the Author makes this story so colorful and so alive. I could imagine living among these people and practicing magic and owning dragons and such. The world that was created is so magical that I find myself wishing that a place such as this really exists.I especially loved Alther's character in this book. He seems to be much more present in this installment and a larger part of the story. I love his relationship with the other characters and how is a part of their lives in this series. It is hard to believe he is a ghost and not a living breathing person. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves magic, or maybe even loves Harry Potter. Has a lot of the same elements to the story and it is very enjoyable. I am looking forward to reading the next installment Queste