Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6)

Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6)

by Angie Sage

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The sixth book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.

New York Times Bestselling Series

“A memorable, edge-of-the-seat escapade that will enthrall confirmed fans and newbies alike.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Sage proves again that she has an inventive feel for fantasy adventure.” —ALA Booklist

“The most suspenseful installment yet.” —VOYA (starred review)

In this sixth Magycal installment, Alther Mella has been Banished, a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and a Darke dragon is on the loose. Septimus Heap must use all of his skills to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction: He must enter the Darke. But he cannot do this alone. With the help of Jenna, Alther Mella, Marcellus Pye, and Septimus's estranged brother, Simon Heap, Septimus and Marcia Overstrand battle the spreading Darkenesse. Will Septimus succeed in protecting his Magykal world?

Written with Angie Sage's characteristic flair, Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke is a compelling fantasy adventure filled with surprises, thrills, and laugh-out-loud moments. Readers will revel in the action-packed story as they realize the wisdom of Magyk—that all things are meant to be part of a living whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062084576
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Series: Septimus Heap Series , #6
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 100,732
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

ANGIE SAGE was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She loves the sea, spooky old houses, and time traveling (the easy way, by reading history books). Angie has created many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling series Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie. She lives in England. Visit her online at www.angiesage.com and on Twitter @AngieSageAuthor.

Mark Zug has illustrated many collectible card games, including Magic: The Gathering and Dune, as well as books and magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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Darke (Septimus Heap Series #6) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 468 reviews.
Julie_Price More than 1 year ago
Captivating story with great characters that kept the kids entertained for hours. Even fussy readers will like it.
RosieFantasyWriterToBe More than 1 year ago
Angie Sage is such a great author, I really look up to her. Her characters are so well developed and I am going to be so sad when the series ends. (Only one book left after Darke!) The age range for this book is 9-12 years old. I am older than that and I still love it. Anyone who has read and enjoyed the Harry Potter books will love this series. I have waited FOREVER for Darke, and now it's finally out!
Balina More than 1 year ago
Great book So cool. I love it
book_lover123 More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book in the series! This is a great read to any one that likes adventure, suspense, and fiction! I couldn't put this book down. If you are one of those people that read books in a serious out of order. Don't do  that with this series. It won't make any sense to you at all, even though she explains what happened in the other  books. If you are debating if you should or shouldn't read this book. READ IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story begins with Marcia Overstrand trying to banish Tertius Fume to the Darke Halls. Halfway thru the spell, Fume turns the tables and banishes Alther Mella instead. Coincidentally, young Septimus Heap is about to begin his Darke Week, meaning that he is the only one who can save Alther. But thats not the only thing our young hero faces. Merrin Meredith, Sep's doppelganger, is back with a vengeance (and a Two-Faced Ring) to set a Darke Domaine over the Castle in a final attempt to take the life of Septimus Heap. The characters in this book continue to have new dimensions added to them with hilarious escapades by the dozens.
Matt Foster More than 1 year ago
I have read every book fom cover to cover and i realy enjoyed each one i could never put the book down i was transported to a place of magyk and absolute wonder i recomend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy books
Chris Fletcher More than 1 year ago
In this 6th installment to the Septimus Heap series Alther gets banished! By Marcia! It was an accident of course Only one person can save him now and his name is septimus heap! However, trouble is brewing inside the palace itself! Who is behind it? None other than Merrin Meredith himself! Can Septimus save Alther and the Castle?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't like this book at all.It was so boring.Plus I did 2 stares for this stupid book!
soybean-soybean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
boo. it's finished. it was great reading the whole series. i hope more books come out..
JeneenNammar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
6th to 8th grade. Angie Sage thrills fans and delivers the next novel of her fantasy Septimus Heap series, Septimus Heap, Book 6: Darke. In it, Septimus Heap, Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and Princess Jenna along with their family and friends quest to stop a spreading Darke Domaine in the Castle. In the process, characters continue to sort through their estrangements and affections with one another, and it all comes out well for fans in the end. The plot gallops along as usual with adventure and humor, and though there are plenty of close calls, Septimus yet again saves all through exciting means. The general plot and its tearing speed does resemble the other Septimus Heap books. But this will bother their strong fan base not a bit. In fact they'll probably enjoy the comfortable pattern. Mark Zug does the cover illustration and once again makes it look like the ancient Magykal book referred to in the novel. He also penciled the character illustrations at the chapter's openings, using a fantastical, realistic style that suggests adventure and humor. This book is highly recommended for public and school library collections and especially if they have the first 5 books. Angie Sage's well-constructed fantasy series continues strongly with Darke.
slanger89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being the sixth book in the Septimus Heap series, Darke is still satisfying and fun. This time Merrin is the main antagonist as he creates a Darke Domain which threatens to take over the castle and the wizard tower. It is up to Septimus, Jenna, Beetle, Nicko, Marcia, Marcelluss, Spit Fyre, and even Simon Heap to all work together to stop Merrin and his Darke Domain. Can they all work together in time to stop this encroaching darkness?
TheBlackerSheep on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After having been a bit disappointed in Syren, I'm glad to say that I thought Darke was one of the best yet. It took me less than 24 hours to finish the whole book. I started in the afternoon, forewent television in the evening to listen and finished it the next day. The story was intriguing and well written, with lots of twists and turns that came together nicely in the end without being too convenient or contrived. Many of the old characters returned and new ones were introduced. A couple of the story lines took unexpectedly realistic paths without being disappointing as they were handled well. Sage moves on in Darke to reflect the ages of her characters instead of arresting their development as some might be tempted to do, but keeps enough of the surroundings intact to lend the books a sort of homey feel to them. She also obviously loves language and uses it to the fullest advantage and in keeping with "time" and feel of her books. Superb vocabulary, wonderful characters and a great story. Loved this one and can't wait for more!
midkid88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It didn't take me long to read this last book in the series because I couldn't wait to find out how it would end. Most of the characters come back and have a hand in this adventure. It all starts when something that could have been solved quickly if only looked at turns into a catastrophe that almost takes over the Castle for good.
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This is a really good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in with loudkit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Syren if one Thing magically freezes then all the other ones freeze too because they are a group. But in Darke when Jenna and Sep find three things in the Spit Fyre's cabin Sep freezes one of them but nothing happen to the others. Besides why didn't they think of it in the first place? Besides that it was one of the best books in the series. I loved it ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books for all ages..as an adult I truly loved them,quick reads
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Gir decides to bathe in waffles
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