New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 6.0
fourth book in the series is engaging, energetic, and passionate, much
like the first three. Sage’s humor is also evident in her prosaic continuing
story. When the story opens, our hero Septimus, his brother Nicko, and
girlfriend Snorri are all stuck in the past. While Jenna, Beetle, Merrin
Meredith, and the formidable Marcia Overstrand, Extraordinary Wizard are
in the present. Merrin Meredith, frustrated and angry begins to use Things
to do his bidding and in doing so, he allows malevolent spirit Tertius
Fumes into the world again. Because of this, Septimus must go on a Queste
to solve the problem, save Nicko and Snorri, and put everything back in
its proper order. On his journey, Septimus discovers why all the other
Questes have failed, but the bigger question is can he succeed in his,
and how many people he cares about will be with him in the end? This is
a series where you must start at the beginning in order to fully understand
and appreciate Queste.
Reviewed by Tobye Ertelt for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
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