Syren – Angie Sage

Septimus Heap: Book 5

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.

I felt like both Physik and Queste were somewhat confusing and hard to read all the way to the end.  Sage did an excellent job capturing the adventure and magick from the first two books in this one!  I loved getting to read about the Syren, the genie army, and Spit Fyre.  Loads of fun!  – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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