Physik by Angie Sage

PhysikThis book is fun, full of strange twists and turns in the plot and lots of adventure. It helps if you have read the previous books in the series, Magyk and Flyte, but it isn’t necessary. It is set in a medieval time but in this world, ghosts come back and visit with the living, there are Wizards and ExtraOrdinary Wizards, and seventh sons of seventh sons are especially magical. Septimus Heap is the seventh son of a seventh son and he is also brother to the adopted princess Jenna. He and Jenna were switched at birth but that is book 1. In this book, Septimus develops an interest in medicine or Physik and recently people have been taken ill with a strange disease. Townspeople are hunting the rats saying that they are to blame and some are also accusing the princess of bringing the disease when she brought back the ancient dragon boat. Princess Jenna is being haunted by a distantly related queen who threatens Septimus’s life unless he meets with Marcellus Pye, a renowned doctor from the very distant past. Septimus is excited about meeting Marcellus Pye but it turns out to be a trick and Septimus is hurtled back 500 years into the past to work f or the then young and alive doctor and Wizard, son of the dreaded Queen Etheldredda. The story hurtles along with additional fanciful characters like the Wolf Boy, the young dragon Spit Fyre, and Snorri Snorrelson, a young Northern trader with an orange tabby who turns into a powerful black panther at night. Hold onto your dragon scales ‘cause it’s a wild, bumpy ride! Worth the investment of time. You can listen to it on CD as I did or read the lovely text with attractive pencil drawings. Both have their attractions.

Posted by: Fran

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