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Physik: Septimus Heap, Book Three | [Angie Sage]

Physik: Septimus Heap, Book Three

When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the palace, he releases the ghost of a queen who lived 500 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' disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous alchemist and physician.
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Publisher's Summary

When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the palace, he releases the ghost of a queen who lived 500 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' 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.

Want the complete series? Download Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One and Flyte: Septimus Heap, Book Two.

©2005 Angie Sage; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Excellent." (Booklist)

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    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09
    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Wonderful Series"

    As a mother of very young children, I'm always on the hunt for books that interest me, yet are kid friendly. (no cussing, vulgarity, etc) This series is wonderful. If you liked the other Septimus books, you'll enjoy this one as well. The narrator is very good (after getting used to him in the second book) and one that I enjoy listening to. Though I do wish the had kept the original narrator from the first Septimus book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    darla United States 08-27-12
    darla United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "wish they would make movies from these books."
    Would you listen to Physik again? Why?

    i read these books to my kids and even my husband would stop and listen. i would compare these to the harry potter books. great imagination. great adventure. im 43 and plan to listen to all of the angie sage books. clean reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    cant choose


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    easy to understand and great expression


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    continue in the love of wizards and imagination with septimus heap and his adventures.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 07-18-09
    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 07-18-09
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    "A great 3rd book in the series"

    I really enjoy this series. It is very imaginative. And I do enjoy the narrator, Gerard Doyle, he make you "see" the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-06-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Into the looking glass"

    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 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 reesablished 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....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tray United States 05-25-12
    tray United States 05-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting, and well preformed."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Physik to be better than the print version?

    .Yes. It is easier to follow


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The aspect of time was interesting, but there was almost no magic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Bit of a cliff hanger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Tucson, AZ, USA 02-03-08
    Anne Tucson, AZ, USA 02-03-08
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    "wonderful"

    this book was not only excellent writing, it was joy to listen to, could hardly talk to people 'cause it would interrupt. Totally reccomend it to all Fantasy lovers.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gary POPLAR GROVE, IL, United States 02-25-12
    Gary POPLAR GROVE, IL, United States 02-25-12
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    "Getting better as it goes"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I wouldn't, because the first two books in the series wasn't as good as this one. The series has gotten better with each book. Yet I don't know it's worth the trouble to get here.


    What three words best describe Gerard Doyle???s voice?

    Clean, crisp, & clear


    Was Physik worth the listening time?

    I think it was worth it, but I don't know if the first books are worth there time.


    Any additional comments?

    This book wasn't great or was it the worst. This book was better than Magyk and Flyte the other two book in the series. Maybe it's because I'm too old for this book that it took me till book three to really like the series. I haven't decided if I want to go on to the others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    donna spokane, WA, United States 02-06-12
    donna spokane, WA, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I think Septimus is as fun as Harry"
    Where does Physik rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well, it can't touch the Wee Freemen series, but for middle reader fantasy books it does well. The narrator is good overall, though I don't love his 'girl' voices all the time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Physik?

    Unlocking the sealed room. You'd think even an ordinary wizard would suspect that wasn't a good idea.

    I liked Jenna's response to being in the queens robe room. She's not a girly girl, and yet there is a side of her that likes beautiful things and is realizing her place in the kingdom.


    Any additional comments?

    These books were recommended to me by my granddaughter and I love sharing the story with her. I like Septimus and I'm liking Jenna more and more. I like the loyalty between the friends. I like the ghosts. It's a fun series, but I'm a little intimidated by how many there are. Hope the fun will last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07
    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Physik"

    Bravo! For the third time!!!!!

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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  • maria
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    10/2/07
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    "Too many late nights"

    This series is wonderful, full of intrigue and humour and very adictive for both adults and children alike. They have caused my 10yr old son to get into trouble more than once for staying up very late listening to them on his ipod in the dark when he was supposed to be sleeping. Next book PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Olaf
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    6/11/11
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    "Great book"

    a interesting storyline with a spark of humour great for anyone 10 and up. Also it is wonderfully read by Gerard Doyle

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