Saturday, 9 November 2013

Syren by Angie Sage

In the 5th book of the Septimus Heap series, Septimus, Jenna and Beetle have found and rescued Nicko and Snorri. All Septimus has to do is fly back with his dragon Spit Fyre, collect everyone and fly back to the castle. Simple right? Wrong! When Septimus arrives, he discovers Jenna's Dad (Milo Banda) has arrived and Jenna has been rather spoiled. After a couple of days, Sepitmus can stand it no longer. He gets on Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle who decided to join him, and flys away, but Septimus has set off with a storm coming in. Before long, Spit Fyre is struck by lightening and goes hurtling down towards a mysterious island. When he climbs off, Spit Fyre is badly injured. Not only that, the island has a mysterious presence that calls Septimus's name. There is also a mysterious lighthouse with cats ears. Apart from the island being strange, it is also very beautiful.
Meanwhile, Lucy, Gringe and Wolf Boy have become mixed up with an evil skipper who is a servant to the pure evil Tertius Fume,and some murderous crew
Join Septimus, Jenna, Beetle and many more characters in this exhilarating book, that once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down. (that's why I read it in a week!)

The Boy Reader rates this book 5 starts *****

But don't just take my word for it, here are some other comments:

"We can't get enough. More please." The Times
"These books open an array of dazzling worlds" TES
"MUST READ MORE!!!!!!!!!!" Matthew Swain, The Boy Reader

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