Book Review #2
Septimus Heap Book 4: Queste By: Angie Sage Pages: 596 Genre: Fantasy Fiction Rating 5/5 stars
How it Starts: Princess Jenna, and Septimus really want to get Nicko and Snorri back, because they are trapped somewhere (sorry, no spoilers), they have no idea how to help Snorri and Nicko, until one day while Septimus is with the last Alchemist Marcellus Pye, Marcellus tells him about a map that Snorri’s aunt made a very long time ago. Then, they decide to set off on a Queste to rescue Nicko and Snorri. Also, far away in the Badlands, Merrin Meredith has summoned a Thing, stolen the Two-Faced Ring, and is on his way to Darken the destiny of a certain Septimus Heap.
How it Gets complicated: First, they must make the map readable, which is very old, extremely delicate, and nearly impossible once the papers are accidentally torn to shreds, and a piece is missing. Also, an evil ghost causes a gathering to happen, after Merrin gives it his Thing, and the ghost makes Septimus draw a stone from the Questing Pot, but he refuses, so the ghost puts the wizard tower under seige, and he barely escapes . . . With the Questing Stone.
What I liked: I liked how the made it so there were many things that seemed almost out of place, to draw our attention to it, and then we would see how it was important, and then my attention would be forced back to something else, until there was another surprising thing that caused me to think more about something, or question my assumptions.
What I disliked: In my opinion, this book was nearly perfect, I think it was very well written, and just the right amount of confusing (most of the time), that it was still interesting. Although I liked most everything about the book, I think that the author could have made it more interesting, if they hadn’t made it so easy to be confused by small parts of the story, that seem strange and pointless. (although later in the book it made sense why they were there).
Recommendation: I love reading, but I’m not good at reading things other than fiction, I mostly read fantasy and adventure, which is why I read this book, It is a combination of both. This book has many different parts to it, and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, or is willing to listen.