Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fyre by Angie Sage Review

"Now that Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are fourteen years old, they have assumed larger roles in their Magykal world. Beetle is the Chief Hermetic Scribe of the Manuscriptorium and Jenna will soon be Queen, but Septimus is still battling the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit—a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik, testing both his skills and his loyalties to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand and Alchemist Marcellus Pye.

In a journey that encapsulates the entire Septimus Heap series, Septimus continues to discover who he is and expand upon his Magykal power and skills. fyre weaves together every character from the series and incorporates many of the Magykal places from each book. Written with Angie Sage's distinctive humor and heart, Fyre is the grand finale that celebrates the greatest Magyk of all: When the Fyre inside is kindled and when the Time Is Right, anything is possible."

I always love Angie Sage's Septimus Heap series. Fyre and Darke will always be my favorite books of the seven books. It's sad that this book will the last of the series. Yeah, right. The last. *Snorts* People, this book isn't the last. Actually, there will be a series following the Septimus Heap series, thankfully. Although it will be focusing on another character, there's a good chance that our favorite characters, like Septimus and Queen Jenna, will make an appearance in the new series.

I love the plot of Fyre. I didn't even expect this crazy disaster to happen. Whenever the final countdown goes down, Angie Sage's writing always makes the adventure and experience seem even more exhilarating and breathtaking. I can't help but want to read Fyre over and over again. Unfortunately I borrowed this book from Richmond Library in Canada, far from where I live. (Yeah, I read this book over summer vacation. And I live in the states, by the way.)

The section with the endings is amazing. I love the little humor injected whenever possible. Especially involving the fake Septimus Heap and his mother. (The 'good riddance' part is so hilarious.) The author somehow made every ending seem precious and beautiful at the same time. I don't know how is that possible, but it is. What I love the most is that little one sentence in the paragraph of the last ending of a certain special character. Readers learn that...drum roll, please...that there will be a sequel series!!! *Squeal* I can't believe it. There is going to be another series. I thought I was going to spend the day crying because Fyre is the last book involving Septimus Heap.

The POVs are awesome. It hilarious to see characters interact in their small world without realizing that something was amiss and more evil than their little problems in their little world. The POVs are a great part of Fyre, no matter what other people say.


Septimus Heap is a nice fourteen year old. He change a lot over the series and is somewhat braver, smarter, and more ambitious, in the end. It's stunning to see a little, shy, quiet young boy grow up into a powerful, high-ranking brilliant Wizard.  

Queen Jenna or Princess Jenna change in her own way. It is so interesting to see a I-don't-wanna-be-a-queen princess accept her birthright. A major change in Fyre. 

Rating: Five out of Five

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