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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,880 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Angie Sage Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Septimus Heap Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780061808296
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In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He's stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its Light, and an eerie presence that sings to Septimus—can he escape the persistent call?

Trouble is also brewing for Lucy and Wolf Boy, who have become entangled with some nefarious sailors at sea, and for Milo Banda, Jenna's father, who is harboring a mysterious treasure chest in his ship's hold.

Charismatic storyteller Angie Sage continues Septimus Heap's Magykal journey with more laugh-out-loud adventures, more enchanting charms and spells, and an ever-deepening understanding of the interior life of a young hero.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warm, funny, and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery.”

    Times (London)

  • Syren is Sage at her best.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Once again, Sage’s tale combines humor, adventure, and inventive storytelling.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " In her 5th Septimus Heap book, Annie Sage continues her same winning formula; a seemingly innocuous task unravels into an epic and often humorous adventure complete with an intriguing cast of wizards, witches, wolf-raised boys, royalty in training, ghosts, pirates, a dragon, and, new this book, a Genie and a Syren-possessed three hundred year old wizard apprentice. The action and camaraderie between friends entices readers of all ages, though, typical of YA fantasy, the adult characters often bumble their way through, offer well meaning attempts to block the youth from doing what needs to be done, and ultimately, must rely on the young characters to save them from their own mistakes. Adult characters who might get in the way of the action, such as the Heap parents, are inexplicably absent this time around. Sage's plot strategy may not be entirely unpredictable or unique, and there are occasional holes, but ultimately her characters and their fast-paced, witty adventures win out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce Mortenson | 2/10/2014

    " I am not at all dissipointed that this was the last book of the series. It ended the series with the perfect balance of a cliffhanger but also the option to stop here and think up your own ending.you cannot read the series without reading this last book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/9/2014

    " There have gotten to be way too many characters and plot lines in these books, I can't keep track of them all any more. I think I am done with the septimus heap series unless I am really desperate for something to read which I don't see happening any time soon. Sorry Angie sage, you have lost me. Not only did your many plot lines and characters jumble my brain but each book seems to get more and more ADD jumping around from one thing to the next and never tying up any loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brinlie Clark | 2/6/2014

    " It was so good, I loved it and I love this series. It always goes beyond what you think will happen. But you never get bored and you can always understand what's happening. I love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 2/3/2014

    " Syren is engaging, the characters are well-rounded and I'm consistently surprised by the imagination of this author. Yay! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catwarrior | 1/30/2014

    " one of the best books ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 1/29/2014

    " I listened to this one as I was cleaning the garage, so maybe that's why I didn't like it as much. The next book in the series just came out, so I'll be reading it soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/23/2014

    " Septimus rules. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Collett | 1/14/2014

    " 4.5 stars. So far, it's one of my favorites in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 skokiesam | 1/2/2014

    " I do like this series very much, but I don't think I like this particular volume as much as I've liked the past ones. Some of the scenes were a little too long for my taste, but overall, an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Burke | 12/13/2013

    " This was yet another fun read. Good for all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/15/2013

    " I really enjoy reading the Septimus Heap books. They are light hearted and fun and you really become involved with the main characters and the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pumshick Koo | 6/28/2013

    " Great book...but why does it start at page 3 while the others start at page 1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 3/31/2013

    " This series is just more fun all the time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbierandall1 | 12/27/2012

    " Another good series. Enjoyed this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Zemba | 8/7/2012

    " Syren IS SO AWESOME!!! Clearly the best book by far, Syren includes the evasive Syrah Syara, lost apprentice of Julius Pike and the girl that hit the Questing Guards. You'll be sure to love this gripping new adventure in the Septimus Heap series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aisha | 5/11/2012

    " I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/20/2011

    " I love this series- great for those YA fantasy readers. A bit easier than Harry Potter but very original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 12/13/2011

    " Liked it, sometimes I felt it went on and on, but as with the others, things wrap up well, and it's done in a very clever way. Enjoy this series a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/14/2011

    " It was a slow start but got interesting to where I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the final 2 books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 11/9/2011

    " Another fun Septimus Heap book. The series is very entertaining. I'm wanting to reread the first four leading up to this one. There were characters mentioned in this one that I didn't remember well from the last book, but they didn't really play a part in the plot of this one, so it worked out fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chanika | 9/9/2011

    " book 5 great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 8/3/2011

    " Creepy. Good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariam | 7/24/2011

    " GREAT !!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brownie | 6/24/2011

    " What a wild adventure! Poor Syrah alone all that time. Merrin Meredith has to go. What about the Dragon boat. I love how Sep uses the things from his past to help him resolve problems. "

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

    " A sort of extra in the series. Some interlinking points to the other four but still and extra and un-explained storyline. But still attractive because of the description and way of storytelling in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abe | 6/13/2011

    " Not the best book I've ever read and it seemed like Angie Sage was extending the book on too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 6/8/2011

    " I listened to this one as I was cleaning the garage, so maybe that's why I didn't like it as much. The next book in the series just came out, so I'll be reading it soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/2/2011

    " I gave 3 stars because they are fun, but quick and lacking the detail and immersion of other great fantasy series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/29/2011

    " This is a fun series, but the biggest downfall is that Sage has a lot of action happening in a relatively short amount of space. At other times, the windup is more elaborate than the resolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 5/10/2011

    " Another great book from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/9/2011

    " Another of Grace and mine's read togethers...we liked it ok, but we both thought this series is peetering out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/3/2011

    " This one wasn't as good as Flyte and Physik, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hikari | 5/1/2011

    " Hate the singing syren! But i do love the story where Septimus found Syrah :) LOVE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 4/27/2011

    " This book was soooooo good! The mystery involved with the story and the amazingly complex characters involved, it was just...AWESOME. I cannot wait for the next book. "

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

    " Another fun read, except it ended rather abruptly. Maybe the author was tired of writing and figured that all of the loose ends had been sufficiently tied up... "

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

    " It was ok. Some parts were fun; some parts seemed to just drag out. Definitely some creative storytelling, but just too long. "

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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, award-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in 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, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.