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Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2) (Paperback)
Flyte - Septimus Heap, Book 2 - Paperback Author:Angie SAge From Booklist — Gr. 5-8. At the close of Sage's Magyk (2005), Necromancer DomDaniel had his bones picked clean by Quake Ooze Brownies--but fantasy evil-doers are a rather resilient lot. Indeed, the dark wizard has recruited weak-minded Simon Heap, still smarting over brother Septimus' claim to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard's apprenticeship, to dispatc... more »h future queen Jenna and assist in the villain's resurrection. A cat-and-mouse chase ensues, encompassing a legendary charm that confers true flight and a baby dragon that imprints upon Septimus, and deepening Sage's zealously particularized magical culture (which still involves distracting pepperings of bold-faced lingo). In the absence of the identity mix-up that propelled book one in the Septimus Heap series, similarities to Harry Potter stand out even more baldly--from the presence of benign talking ghosts to asides about enchanted sweets ("FizzFroot," "Mint Blasts"). Purists will scowl, but many readers, won over by Sage's confiding, whimsical tone and tightly interlocking plot elements, will welcome Septimus Heap as their second-favorite wizard... Jennifer Mattson« less
I really wanted to give this series a chance. After being disappointed with the first book, I thought that perhaps it was because it was the first in the series, so it would be a bit rough around the edges. The second book was just as bad. After decided I couldn't deal with reading about adult characters who are all TSTL, I had to give up 85 pages into it. I'm really sorry I wasted my money on this book, but am glad to see there's a waiting list for it on PBS.