By: Angie Sage

My favorite quote

My favorite quote from this book is, "Aunt Zelda was stuck. She didn't want to admit it, but she was" (Sage 32). This relates to the characterization of Aunt Zelda, the text is basically saying that Aunt Zelda is not a small woman.


The book takes place in the Isles of Syren after the main character, Septimus Heap crashes there. After a while of waiting to be rescued Septimus notices a voice calling out to him. Eventually the voice ends up causing lots of trouble.

Review of the book

"Once again, Sage's tale combines humor, adventure, and inventive storytelling and is sure to please her many fans." ALA Booklist