Septimus Heap Book Two: Flyte
Katherine Tegan Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
Flyte is the second of the Septimus Heap series; he is a year older and has been an Apprentice to Extra-Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand during that time. Jenna, the Queenling, is getting used to being a princess and living in the Palace with her parents, Silas and Sarah Heap. In this book we are introduced to some new secondary characters and catch up on the ones in the previous book. DomDaniel is still a part of the picture but I will not say how.
o Septimus Heap
o Jenna Heap
New Secondary Characters:
o Wolf Boy, long lost friend of??
o Thunder, a beautiful and fast horse
o Spit Fyre, Septimus’ new friend
o Jannit Maarten, boat-yard owner
o Billy Pot, lawn guy
o Una Brakket, creepy housekeeper
o Professor Weasal Van Klampff, absent-minded professor
o Beetle, Septimus’ best friend
o Milo Banda, mysterious stranger
Septimus and Jenna come up against their brother Simon who is intent on getting rid of both so he can become the Extra-Ordinary Wizard’s apprentice. He takes Jenna for a horse-back ride but Septimus is suspicious and tries to enlist the adults around him to do something. They don’t pay him any mind and he takes matters into his own hands. Excitement ensues, danger is around every corner and Magyk is everywhere. Septimus also learns the ancient art of Flyte in ways even he can’t imagine.
Flyte is funny, imaginative, exciting and a great read. This is the third time I’ve read it and it is even better than it was the other two times. It is a definite that I will read it again!
5-paw rating for Magykcal excellence and Flytes of fancy!!