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Physik: Book summary and reviews of Physik by Angie Sage

Physik

Septimus Heap, Book 3

by Angie Sage

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Physik by Angie Sage
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When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made Magyk and Flyte so memorable.

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No pre-publication reviews were found at the time of writing for Physik, the third in Angie Sage's series for children aged 9+. However, we can personally vouch that the earlier books in the series have been excellent.

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A.M Waseel

A Refreshing Journey.
It is not quite often one comes across such a light-hearted medieval fantasy like Physik. The story of the young protagonist “Septimus Heap“ speaks to the inner child within us all. The hardships and misfortunes that carry the young apprentice to the strict yet caring teacher Marcia depicts such a familiar world of a struggling students coming to grips with himself and the world-all so familiar but with a touch of magic. The depicted world of Angie Sage truly comes alive the deeper you delve in the wonderful world of Physik filled with dragons, spirits, seers, magic and alchemy. These elements may be seemingly common to the fantasy world but Angie Sage makes it different by always keeping its readers peering over the edge yet never letting them go of hope. Young Septimus gets caught in contradiction between two disciples of knowledge Alchemy and Magic, starting of as another abrupt peril, the journey filled with humor, friends’ mischief and concern, thrilling villains and of course the foot treading dragon is ripe with hope, emotions and love.
The time phase and story is perfect for youth deciding on majors they should pursue or faced with conflict of interest like a journey of self-discovery .I never read the previous parts of the series but I had no trouble understanding the story which in its simplicity was joyous and reminded me of childhood. Personally, even I a devout skeptic find myself vouching for Physik as a definite read especially for middle to high school students. It is truly an imaginative and hopeful work that may become a part of you through life.

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Angie Sage Author Biography

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Angie Sage is the author of the Septimus Heap series. She is also the illustrator and/or writer of many children's books, and is the new writer of the Araminta Spook series.

Sage grew up in Thames Valley, London and Kent. She first studied medicine, but changed her mind and went to Art School in Leicester. There she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. She began illustrating books after college. Then she progressed to writing children stories, including toddler books and chapter books.

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