November 11, 2009


Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2)Title : Flyte
Author : Angie Sage
Reading Dates : 11 Nov - 14 Nov 2009

Book Summary of Flyte

Simon Heap ran away from his family in a fit of jealousy when his youngest brother Septimus was accepted as Apprentice to the current ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand. He forms an alliance with the recently killed evil Necromancer DomDaniel. In return for Simon's help in resurrecting and restoring DomDaniel to his position as ExtraOrdinary Wizard, DomDaniel accepted Simon as his Apprentice.

A year and a half after Simon ran off, he returns to kidnap his adoptive sister, the Princess Jenna. The only one who seems to believe Septimus's word is his older brother Nicko. As they do not know where their eldest brother has taken Jenna, the 2 pay a visit to Camp Heap as they hope Wolf Boy, a boy living wild in the forest whom their other brothers befriended, can help them to track Jenna.

While at Camp Heap, they are also taken to visit Morwenna Mould, Witch Mother of the Wendron Witches Forest Coven, who advises them that they will find their sister at the Port. Trusting to Morwenna's Second Sight, Nicko, Septimus and Wolf Boy set off to the Port. As they start their journey, Wolf Boy reveals he was formerly known as Boy 409 in the Young Army and Septimus's best friend then whom he believed dead.

At the Port, the brothers are reunited with Jenna who has escaped from Simon. However, both Simon and a tall, dark stranger are still on Jenna's trail. The group make their way to the Marram Marshes in order to seek refuge with Zelda Heap as well as fulfill Jenna's requisite yearly visit to the Dragon Boat on MidSummer Day.

They make in time but the Dragon Boat tells Jenna to ask Septimus to bring her to a safe place as a Darke One is coming. Besides this, Septimus also learns that the green rock Jenna gave him as a gift is actually a dragon egg when it hatches and Imprints on him. Septimus names the baby dragon Spit Fyre.

Septimus, Nicko, Jenna and Spit Fyre return to the Castle aboard the Dragon Boat. Back at the Wizard Tower, Septimus and Jenna discover and foil Simon and DomDaniel's plot to put a Personal Placement on Marcia. Although DomDaniel's skeleton is apparently destroyed, Simon escapes again. But Simon loses the Ancient Flyte Charm to Septimus and almost destroys the Dragon Boat as well during his escape. Due to this, Septimus gains the ability to fly while Jenna discovers the Queen's Room which has a magical door to Keeper's Cottage in the Marram Marshes.

Another bonus is the return of Milo Banda, Jenna's biological father. Distraught upon hearing of his wife and daughter's supposed murder, Milo had left the Castle only to be captured and held captive by pirates for several years. He had only escaped a year ago and returned when he heard the rumors that his daughter was in fact alive.

Book Review of Flyte.
Flyte retains the charm first found in Magyk. Again the best part of Septimus Heap's series is the sense that everything will turn out well in the end. No matter what ills befall our young hero and friends, there is always a silver lining. When Septimus and Nicko is in danger of being eaten by wolverines in the Forest, they are saved by their grandfather Benjamin Heap who had shape-shifted into a tree long ago. When Spit Fyre destroys the ShadowSafe meant to remove Marcia's Shadow, they discover instead the plot to put a Placement on Marcia and thwart it. When Simon harms the Dragon Boat, Jenna's desperation to save the Dragon Boat leads her to find the Queen's Room. And along the way we are introduced to more of Septimus's magical world of friendly ghosts, mischievous baby dragons and flying ships. And so, I'm off to read the next book in the series.

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