Author(s): Angie Sage
On the shortest day of the year, as the Castle is lit with candles and everyone prepares to celebrate, Wizard Apprentice Septimus Heap marks his fourteenth birthday. He has reached a new stage in his Apprenticeship: Darke Week. Awe-inspiring, terrifying, unbelievably important, Septimus's future will depend on what happens during this week. He chooses a dangerous mission to restore his good friend Alther from Banishment. But as he embarks on this trial, something Darke and terrible engulfs the Castle. Septimus and his friends are about to face their most perilous challenge yet ...
The Darkely brilliant, magical adventure - new in paperback. Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magic is his destiny
Praise for Septimus Heap: Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery The Times Sage navigates her complex setting with suspenseful and well-structured plotlines ... These books open an array of dazzling worlds. It's worth hoping aboard this bus, and I'm eagerly waiting at the stop The Times Praise for Magyk: Wonderfully imaginative ... Children of all ages will relish this Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books Praise for Flyte: An immensely powerful and imaginative adventure, full of surprises, with good and bad magic and it moves at a rattling pace ... You will not want to leave this imaginary world The School Librarian
Angie Sage began her career illustrating books, and then started writing - first toddler books, later chapter books and then the masterful Septimus Heap. She lives in a fifteenth-century house in Somerset. She has two grown-up daughters.