Writing: 19/20 (Infallible as usual)
Overall: 93/100 or A-
Summary: 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 as 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?
Review: The fourth book in the story of Septimus Heap reveals a thickening of the plot. An unforeseen twist envelops the reader as they divulge upon Sage’s next book. I loved the introduction of several new characters and hope to see them in later installments. Tertius Fume proves to be a very worthy adversary for Septimus and I don’t believe he is finished quite yet. Angie Sage obviously has something in store for us in Syren, the next step of the series. Fabulous!