But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?
Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and clever details.
©2007 Angie Sage; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"Terrifically entertaining....Fans of the first book will be delighted with this sequel to Septimus's story." (Voice of Youth Advocates)
My son and I have enjoyed this series alot in the car and at home. Its a pleasure to hear or read something not truely predictedable to the letter. We fell in love with the first book and haven't looked back. We are looking for Sept's new adventures in the next one too. We hope you enjoy this little fun trip into fantasy like we do for our thrid time this year ;-)
Angie Sage's second installment was still entertaining, albeit a bit more predictable while the characters were rather more irritating than enchanting, as in the first. But, I can't help wonder if it was the narration that changed things for me. Allan Corunder did such a phenomenal job in the first book. His voices were so riveting, entertaining, enchanting - it was hard for any of us to put the book down. This second narrator was okay - and that was it - just okay. I almost felt as if I needed to reacquaint myself with some of the characters, who seemed totally different than in the first book (example, Marcia was so solid and funny and quirky with her fascinating purple shoes in the first book; in the second, she seemed inept and downright irritating at times - and that to me really stemmed from the narration, not the writing). I miss Mr. Corunder's hilarious interpretations, and I wish I could hear him narrate for all the books. As it is, I'm not sure I'll go on with the series. There certainly isn't a delicious anticipation to get to the next in the series as there was in the first. - A bit of a letdown.
I really enjoyed the first book of the series, and it threw me for a loop when they switched narrators. I really enjoy Gerard Doyle, however, I had just finished the Eragon books he narrated and it was a little strange hearing the characters' voices from another series in this one. I would have given this book 4.5 stars because of that. However, the story itself, is fun and entertaining. And as always, I was looking for a book with no vulgarity or inappropriate language for very young children, yet interesting enough for me. This series definitely fulfill those requirements.
I really liked listening to the first book Magyk. The story was fun and the narrator so amazing.He really brought the story to life. He did great voices for the characters and his "singing"... Too funny! Unfortunately they changed the narrator and though I liked the story, the listening experience was not as enjoyable as with the first book.
YES Jerard Doyle performs this story very well.
The scene where septimus flies the dragon. It was crystal clear, and amazingly interesting
jerard Doyle is always brilliant. I also liked the inheritance cycle, which he preformed.
Of course. The whole series was that way.
It was very interesting. And there is a lot of irony.
This is a fun audiobook for young people and the young at heart.
Marcia Overstrand's shoes and her interactions with the Septimus' new "pet".
Consistently enjoyable and irritating at the same time, like the characters.
I listened to most of it on a long road trip.
I would most likely try a Angie Sage book again. I would also try a book narrated by Gerard Doyle gain.
It wasn't very engaging. It was a childish book. I am not saying it was a book written for kids, because it was. I am saying it wasn't like Harry Pottor or Wizzard of Earthsea, mature but for kids.
I liked the narration performance of Gerard Doyle.
I don't know to tell you the truth. I think the author set out to write a kids book and she did it. Yet it's not one that I have liked as much as Harry Pottor, Wizzard of Earthsea, or The Hobbit. Yet this doesn't mean I would want to change this work of art.
This book wasn't great or was it the worst. This book was better then Magyk the first book in the series. Maybe it's because I'm too old for this book. I went on and read more in the series hoping it would get better.
I have a number of books narrated by Gerard Doyle i like him although it is hard for me to think of different characters like most people he has a set number of voices and once you hear them that is it. As for Angie Sage I loved the first book, even if I am a little old for it, but the 2nd book was disappointing there was little that I did not expect and all of it was a bit two easy. When it was not easy there were whole chapters that seemed to be in there just to waist time.
Yes, I like Gerard Doyle but I wish they had stayed with the same narrator as the first book once I hear a character in one voice it is hard for me to switch in my mind to knowing the same character in another voice. Just like when they change actors half way through a movie series.
I would go see the first one but not the 2nd
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