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PathFinder The first book in a new arc of the Septimus Heap series telling the story of Alice TodHunter Moon a young PathFinder who comes to the Castle with a Magyk all her ownSeven years after the events of the original Septimus Heap series a young PathFinder named Alice TodHunter Moon—who insists on being called Tod—sets out from her seaside village to rescue her friend Ferdie from the malevolent Lady She receives help from ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap and Ex–ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand but the Lady’s brother the Darke Sorcerer Oraton Marr has a plan that will put everyone Tod holds dear in danger To save her people Tod must embrace her identity as a PathFinder and navigate the often dangerous Ancient WaysFull of Angie Sage’s characteristic humor and heart PathFinder celebrates the joy of discovering one’s own personal Magyk and of choosing the path that lets that Magyk flourish and growPerfect for anyone who can’t get enough of the world of Septimus Heap

  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • PathFinder
  • Angie Sage
  • English
  • 08 August 2016
  • 9780062272454

About the Author: Angie Sage

Angie Sage born 1952 is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk Flyte Physik ueste Syren Darke and Fyre She also wrote the Todhunter Moon series and the Magykal Papers an additional book with extra information about Septimus' world She is also the illustrator andor writer of many children's books and is the new writer of the Araminta Spookie seriesAngie Sage grew



10 thoughts on “PathFinder

  1. Nancy Nancy says:

    WHY DID I NOT KNOW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A THING? IT'S GOING TO BE A THING OH MY GOD I NEED IT I NEED IT LIKE I NEED AIR

  2. Dana Salman Dana Salman says:

    2016Well finally did it It's been 2 years since its actual publication but I finally went ahead and bought the book after having to accept that no edition without those really annoying unevenly shredded page edges was going to come out and no way was I passing up this gorgeous cover and finally read it I told myself I'd refresh my memory and reread Fyre before starting on Sage's new seuel trilogy to one of my favorite series but I'm in such desperate need for new books to read every year now that I didn't feel like spending the extra time on one I'd already readI'm going to admit now I was pretty worried worried that the Septimus Heap charm would no longer work on me and that any attachment I still have to the series was purely due to nostalgia it's been awhile since my last reread of any of the previous books Also my anticipation for starting PathFinder was somewhat lessened after flipping through its pages every time I saw a copy in a bookstore and freuently running across familiar names from the original series; Marcia Septimus Nicko Jenna Snorri practically everyone is here at least mentioned in passing if not actually present I know I was excited about the original cast being in this book when it was first announced but I was really looking forward to a story completely separate from the Castle and its inhabitants would in fact have been completely content with small cameos in a single sceneAnd at first it was actually going really well; we're introduced to Tod and her friend Oskar both of whom live in a village by the sea far away from the Castle and we get a nice setup of Tod and Oskar wanting to rescue Oskar's sister Ferdie We've got an interesting new location new protagonists new villains And it kept being good in typical Angie Sage fashion with crazy antics ensuing and escapes and animals and monstersBut then somewhere along the line in fact when the setting returned to the Castle the story screeched to a halt and seemed to switch over the reins to the characters from the original series Tod started to feel like a guest in her own story and even halfway through the book I still felt like I hardly really knew herThen I just sort of got caught up in it again like it was just another Sep Heap book but Todd's presence kept nagging at the back of my mind view spoilerParticularly since Septimus asked her to be his apprentice at the end because I don't think she ever displayed any real prowess at magyk aside from her Pathfinder powers to make Sep think she'd be great apprentice material hide spoiler

  3. Sara Saif Sara Saif says:

    You choose between two courses And that is the trouble with choosing there is always the one you didn't take It may have been better it may have been worse but that's not the point You could not choose both And sometimes when the tide is running fast you have only one chance to decide You do your best at the time with what you know then It's tough but that's how it goes It's Septimus Heap what did you expect?Twice I was hit with vicious pangs of feels while I was reading PathFinder First when I met Septimus and Co again all grown up and together like old times and second when I was reading this The Wizard TowerOn MidWinter Feast DayThe Extraordinary Wizard Septimus HeapInvites you to the Apprentice SupperIn Honor of His ApprenticeAlice TodHunter Moon It made me nostalgic for the time Septimus himself was having his Apprentice Supper thrown by Marcia back in the very first book My baby all grown up and taking on apprentices of his own nowThe legend of PathFinders fits well into the world of Septimus Heap in every way bar one the setting indicates that the world is primitive and yet at the end of Fyre Angie Sage uoted someone saying that all advanced technology is Magyk and here too PathFinders are supposed to have traveled in a spaceship to the stars and back It is very curiousLike all her previous books here too things started off all at the same time but slowly it all effortlessly came together and made sense The other interesting aspect was the prejudice and hate towards PathFinders In a book like this you don't expect seriousness of that kind but it was there albeit lightened considerablyTod Oskar and Ferdie like Septimus Jenna and Nicko were adorbs I love them all I also have a very special appreciation for how Simon is treated in these books All he ever wanted was to be recognized for his Magyk and slowly through the years he's been provided with opportunities to prove himself and his biggest wishes have been granted despite being a minor characters This makes me happy I expected to see Wolf Boy sorry Marwick but he didn't show I know he will because he has an important role in this being the one who discovered the Ancient Ways and allBottom line is GIVE ME ANOTHER

  4. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    I read as much as I could stand It's not that it's bad it's just too teen oriented for my tastes So does anyone have any fantasy recommendations? Something in the adult line say on par with Game of Thrones I know that GoT centers on plenty of teens so it might seem hypocritical but their charactersscenes were handled on a mature level

  5. Skip Skip says:

    This book has been poorly marketed it is a seuel to the excellent Septimus Heap series However the protagonist is a young girl named Alice TodHunter Moon who prefers to be called Tod After her father goes missing and her village is burned she goes off to the Castle following the wishes of her long deceased mother poorly explained Meanwhile Tod's friends and William Heap are kidnapped by the evil Garmin Much of the Heap family are involved and together they go on a journey to liberate the captives from an evil wizard in the ice kingdom searching for an egg that could give him almost limitless power Cliffhanger ending so there will be

  6. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    It was than I hoped it would be I'll write once I've sorted out my feelings

  7. Barb Middleton Barb Middleton says:

    I thought this was a new series but it is a mixture of the Septimus Heap characters with newcomers Alice TodHunter Moon nicknamed Tod and siblings Oskar and Fergie Tod is at an initiation of PathFinders a group of children that have the uniue powers of being able to breathe underwater Not everyone has this ability and the only way to find out is to risk drowning When Tod observes her aunt eavesdropping on the secret meeting she talks to her dad about it He says he'll ask the aunt to leave but then disappears at sea on a fishing expedition Tod's mother is dead and the aunt takes care of her but is abusive Tod and Oskar are worried about the village Children are disappearing and when Oskar's sister Fergie does late one night while sleeping in bed it becomes personal When Oskar becomes suspicious of some comments made by the aunt he rescues Tod from monsters The two set out to find Fergie and uncover a villainous plot While the action seuences are good and the monsters interesting the distractions from referring to incidents in the previous Septimus Heap series from crossover characters left the plot lacking in tightness and cohesiveness If you read that series then you'll probably like this but if you haven't you might be scratching your head in spotsI received an advanced reader's copy and some of the beginning chapter transitions and some backstory were clunky Perhaps it will appear differently in the final copy Once the action kicks into high gear and the plot sticks mainly with Tod then I was hooked I would have preferred less Septimus Heap characters I thought they were a distraction to Tod's storyline I also think that readers will enjoy it most if they are familiar with the Septimus Heap series It is confusing otherwise because Sage mentions many past incidents that happened to characters but doesn't explain them all If she did it would slow the plot down even which is why I think there should have been lessThe author creates tension by having the characters disagree with each other even if it contradicts the character's traits Sometimes Oskar would be level headed and other times impulsive Sometimes the adults believed the kids and other times they didn't even though their past history would suggest otherwise I found the pattern tiring but then I read the book in one sitting and most readers won't do that I was stuck on an airplane for for 10 hours A light entertaining read

  8. Angela Oliver Angela Oliver says:

    I was unimpressed by the writing style and felt their was an over abundance of characters as many from the Septimus Heap series made appearances Overall unsatisfactory Might be enjoyed by a younger reader but I found the she was this and he was that writing style combined with the point of view jumping to make for unlively reading

  9. Jaina Rose Jaina Rose says:

    This is going to be SO awesome Fyre left me pining for and while it's not exactly Septimus Heap at least I still have something to look forward to in the Septimus department I absolutely positively cannot wait But somehow I have to

  10. Cathy Cathy says:

    I liked Tod and the Pathfinders but this book wasn't the thrill that I was hoping for It didn't have the humor that I've come to expect from Sage the little plays on words or funny insights into the characters that always made me chuckle aloud as I was listening to the books in the Septimus Heap series The narrator Nicola Barber was very good though and she had big shoes to fill with the men who read Septimus Heap Allan Corduner who read book one is tied with Jim Dale as far as I'm concerned and Gerard Doyle who did the rest is very good too I suspect that I did enjoy this book as an audiobook than I would have in print Barber added a lot of emotion and depth to the characters But the book still felt slight and much juvenile than I expected it to Which is OK if that's what the author intended if she was skewing toward a younger audience I liked that the first series was good for youngish kids but still enjoyable for a wide range of ages but this one didn't feel as substantial

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