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Apprentice Septimus Heap must enter the Darke to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction, but he needs the help of many to battle the spreading Darkenesse.
Publisher: New York :, Katherine Tegen Books,, 2012
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780061242441
Branch Call Number: J SERIES SEPTI
Additional Contributors: Zug, Mark


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I think Syren was an awesome book! And Queste, too. Can't wait to read Fyre!

I think Sarah is one of the best characters in the book, as is Jenna. She is, well, (I mean Jenna) she acts kinda strange in this book, witch I LOVE. I like this book a lot.
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I like how Sarah risks her life for a Duck.

Jan 28, 2017

Oh my word! All of the Septimus Heap books are pretty good, but this one is the best! I love how Angie Sage brings back the warm, family feeling she gives the reader at the beginning of book 1. Also, I am glad that she made Septimus less bitter and Simon less jealous in this book. And I love Sarah!! =) She is awesome!

EnderForever Aug 13, 2015

I agree with some poeple that queste was not great and syren was really bad and I hope that darke would be good. I recomend that you read the " Pathfinder " its a new series that angie started.

May 11, 2013

I like how Simon rejoins his family. He's my favorite character. For some reason, I also like Merrin. I think he's funny.

bananamcbee Oct 16, 2012

I think this is the best out of all of the books. I think that they all had some boring parts but I really enjoyed them. The best for Harry Potter fans.

Aug 18, 2012

The Septimus Heap Series is the best series I have ever read. Darke is the best but Syren was the worst (just sayin'). Syren wasn't really that exciting compared to Darke. Is there another book after this? Because if there is, then I hope it won't be a disapointment (like Syren).

Aug 16, 2012

Book 6 in the Septimus Heap series.

This was such an amazing book! A really good read. It hooks you.I love the series. I can't wait for the next book,Fyre,To come to our library :D

Jul 05, 2012

A great conclusion to the series. It's amazing to see how much the characters have progressed sinced Magyk. It's almost essential to pay attention to the little characters, because they can play important roles later on. Overall, amazing fantasy book!

JewelMcLatchy May 07, 2012

Another fantastic installation in the Septimus Heap series (this is book 6). Although the book is very long (641 pages), it will not take an avid and enchanted reader too long to get through. A must-read series for Harry Potter fans

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May 31, 2015

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Oct 15, 2012

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Jun 25, 2011

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Feb 06, 2012

"Ethel, come to Mummy!" "Sarah, you are not Ethel's mummy, you have eight children to be mummy to!"

Feb 06, 2012

"Ethel!" Sarah screamed.

"Who's Ethel?"

"A duck."

Jun 25, 2011

"Oh great, it's the irritating one in purple."
-Spit Fyre (referring to Marcia Overstrand)


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Jun 25, 2011

Alther Mella is Banished to the Darke Halls (accidentally), a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and Septimus's Darke week is coming up. To save the Castle from Darkeness, Septimus, with the help of several other people, must go to the Darke Halls to fetch Alther (also for his Darke week), fight a Darke dragon, and defeat Merrin Meredith, who has the Two-Faced Ring.


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