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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,583 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Angie Sage Narrator: Gerald Doyle, Gerard Doyle Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Septimus Heap Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780061575518
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There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans—they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped back in time in physik. But how will Septimus escape the Queste?

Queste, like all the books in the Septimus Heap series, is filled with nonstop action, humor, and fantastical adventure as Septimus continues his journey of Magykal self-discovery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk, and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The multiple threads of Sage’s saga require the reader’s full attention, but her clever wit and enchanting cast, from Septimus to Spit Fyre to Stanley the messenger rat, will keep her audience happy. It is not a series to start in the middle: Sage is building her tale and counts on her readers’ knowledge of earlier books for understanding of plot and character motivation. Quiet Septimus seems to be joining the ranks of reluctant hero in a delightful and engaging series.”

    VOYA

  • “Sage takes almost 600 pages to tell this epic fantasy and yet the pages fly by like magic. Maybe a spell penetrates the pages that make these characters come to life and brings suspense and unpredictability to this quest. Although action-packed, humor and caring fills the pages as the reader roots for our heroes to outwit and triumph over all the obstacles, including their own fears.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “The Septimus Heap series remains one of the best outcomes of the young-wizard furor catalyzed by Harry Potter. In Sage’s solid fourth outing…[you’ll find] vibrant storytelling and inventive flourishes.”

    Booklist

  • “Fans looking for enjoyable characters, a well-paced plot, and the author’s customary use of humor and verve will not be disappointed in this newest chapter in Septimus’ life.”

    School Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/14/2014

    " This is the 2nd time I read this. I read it randomly because I only had the fourth book. I loved it again. The books really create a world that you want to enter, want to live in yourself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice K. | 2/9/2014

    " Pretty good.I couldn't read for long periods of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 2/9/2014

    " Yeah, I'm learning...I stopped after the first chapter. Just couldn't swallow anymore! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caren | 2/8/2014

    " Can't wait for number 5 which comes out in June of this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Auralia | 1/31/2014

    " I love this series of books, I hope that this one is just as good as the other three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/27/2014

    " Queste is a great fourth book in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage describing the journey Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle take to rescue Nikko and Snorri as well as finish a queste that had killed every other apprentice who has taken it on. Will Septimus survive the impossible test? And what is happening to family, they're supposed to be your only constant in life but things are changing too fast for Jenna to handle... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chi Star | 1/26/2014

    " This was an excellent book. If you would like to learn about a family about wizards, this would be a good book. It would be better if you read this so I won't give away as much. So all I shall tell you is that Sep discovers something along his way as they go to the House of Foxry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/23/2014

    " Fourth in the series. Septimus goes on a quest on this one. I like that Beetle is a more prominent character in this one. There is also a new Ratman and a Thing. As always, lots of adventure sprinkled with a little humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 1/20/2014

    " I was really surprised that this series was so good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/3/2014

    " I have really enjoyed these books. I can not wait to read #5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/1/2014

    " best book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 12/16/2013

    " It takes a little bit to get through these because of the number of pages but they are very entertaining. Its geared around junior high aged readers but still a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JJ | 12/15/2013

    " This book is a great one. I really enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 12/14/2013

    " I really like this series! It's quirky and lots of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 12/11/2013

    " This was a fun series to read if you like fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/3/2013

    " Still enjoying this series. I liked this one better than #3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 9/22/2013

    " I didn't really like the end. The book itself builded to a huge event that wasn't really there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleigh | 5/18/2013

    " My least favorite in the series. While this everything always mysteriously line up perfecting in each of the book in the series, this one just seemed a bit too staged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/6/2013

    " Another great book in the series. I flew right through this one. I am really enjoying these books. They are exciting and fun but light and easy at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/19/2013

    " I hope this is not the last book in the Septimus Heap series. I am really starting to enjoy it. Septimus is in his 3rd year of his 7 year apprenticeship and don't think she (Angie Sage) should stop here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siera | 2/16/2013

    " OH MY HECK!! I adore these books so much and absolutely cannot believe I have to wait so long until Syren comes out!! How will I manage? This one pulled me in just like the other three. I'm definitely looking forward to how it will turn out for Sep, Nico, Jenna, Beetle, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie | 12/27/2012

    " Book number four, and Septimus is just as good a read as ever. I highly recommend starting at the beginning and pleasantly working your way all the way through to the end (which should come 3 books from now.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/31/2012

    " Each book seems to get better so far with this series. Once I got to the middle of the book it was easy to read through fast. The author always throws interesting concepts in each book. I found the "time" scenarios intriging in this book. Looking forward to reading book 5... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannine | 7/6/2012

    " I like this series. It's not the best I've read, but definitely entertaining and good enough that I will continue reading if there are more books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/22/2012

    " This book had something of a slow start. It has been a while since I read the last one and it was difficult to remember all of the relationships between all of the characters. Overall, pretty good and entertaining, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meagan | 3/12/2012

    " i really liked this one. my second fav out of the whole series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lula | 1/30/2012

    " These Septimus Heap Books are sooo damn cute! Perfect for times when you have alot going on and want to read a cute and funny story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 12/20/2011

    " I had to drag myself through this one too. The longest I've taken to read a book in a really long time. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Jane | 11/25/2011

    " #4 in the series. Is this the last one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail McGrath | 10/18/2011

    " Still more adventures of Septimus Heap, not as good as the prior books but highly enjoyable. I recommend this series quite often to 4th graders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 julia | 6/29/2011

    " It seemed to me that it took a lot of time for the characters to actually do anything. Once they finally set off on the queste the book went much better, felt more like the previous books. But it was a good addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaye | 6/26/2011

    " I love these books!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 6/20/2011

    " Angie Sage never disappoints! This quest is a brilliant adventure. I love that she ties up all the loose ends and each book can stand alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brownie | 6/19/2011

    " Hey, they forgot about the dragon boat. I'm glad Marcia is paying more attention to Sep. I'm also proud of Simon for repenting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman | 6/18/2011

    " Once again, the story deepens and grows to a near end. The business of time travel and whatnot also adds a bit more spark to the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abe | 6/13/2011

    " Seems like the authors trying to force extending it not very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliana | 5/24/2011

    " I liked this book but again, it was kinda confusing. You will have to read some parts over tho so u understand! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hikari | 5/1/2011

    " Septimus got face to face with the original Dragon Master! So nice. He is the first apprentice to finish the queste. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanni | 5/1/2011

    " I expected the book to focus more on the Quest; the manner the story eventually panned out was anti-climatic to me. The first few books in the series were certainly much more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 4/30/2011

    " I really liked this one, it was very interesting and I loved the Queste.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 4/27/2011

    " I didn't like this book as much as the others. Mainly because the story lacked a little bit of substance. But it was still really good and a great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lianne | 4/21/2011

    " Well, it was fun to continue with this series, but Queste just wasn't as good as Physik. It was a bit slow for me, but still fun to read. "

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About the Author
Author Angie Sage

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. She loves such spooky old houses, as well as the sea and medieval England. She has created many books for children, and the first six books in her Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.