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 Quest the First…

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

Book 3: Queste (Septimus Heap) by Angie Jones

Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; Har/Com edition (April 8, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0060882077

Amazon Product Description
There’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?

Queste, like all the books in the Septimus Heap series, is filled with nonstop action, humor, and fantastical adventure as Septimus continues his journey of Magykal self-discovery.

I have to admit that this is one of the rare times that the review from Amazon really tells it as it is!!

This book may be small in dimensions, only being 7 1/4 tall x 6 inches wide but it packs an excellent story!  Although, if you have not read the first three books by Angie Jones, Magyk, Flyte, and Physik, well.. you wouldn’t know who’s who or what the devil is going on.   And yes, I have enjoyed all of this series of books and I wish I didn’t because of the wait for each new book that may come along, and I can tell more are on the way.  It took a long time for this book to come out and I really had hoped it would be the end, but it’s not.  I know that sounds horrid to say I hoped it was ending, but the constant wait for more than a year for each book in a new series is really hard to deal with. (especially when  you are my age)  Ah well.. I’ve read 4 of them now, the likelihood I’ll read another when it comes is a foregone conclusion.  They are enjoyable characters and Angie Jones is writing better and better adventures for her characters!

In this particular adventure Septimus, Jenn and Beetle go in search of Nicko and Snorri who are trapped somewhere in a place where Time has no meaning.  As you might guess, eventually he finds them.. then the question becomes, can they all get home again?  (I’ll never tell!)

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