October 20, 2006


By Angie Sage
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

This is book 2 in the Septimus Heap series. Flyte begins with Septimus happily being the apprentice of Marcia, the ExtraOrdinary Wizard. But things quickly take a nasty turn when Jenna, the Queen-to-be, is kidnapped by Simon Heap, the eldest of the Heap clan. Unbeknownst to the others, Simon helped resurrect DomDaniel, the evil Darke wizard of the last book, Magyk, and has become his apprentice out of jealousy of Septimus. No one but Septimus and his brother Nicko initially believe Simon is capable of actually kidnapping Jenna, and the pair set off to rescue her. The threesome do manage to find each other after many adventures on both sides. But kidnapping Jenna was just the beginning of the evil bid by DomDaniel to take over the Wizard Tower again, and the whole Heap family, Marcia, the Dragon Boat, and Aunt Zelda will all have to help each other to overcome the threat. There are quite a few surprises in store for the reader, including the Flyte charm, the discovery of Grandfather Heap, and the fate of the green stone that Jenna gave Septimus. While the story does meander quite a bit in places, the characters and important parts of the plot manage to keep readers engaged, and most will be anticipating the next book in the series, Physik, due out in 2007.

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