SandRider

SandRider

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Alice TodHunter Moon - known as Tod - couldn't be happier in her new life as Apprentice at the fabled Wizard Tower. Although she misses her best friends, Ferdie and Oskar, she has never been surrounded by so much Magyk.And yet the threat from the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, remains. In a race against time, Tod must find the last ever Orm Egg before it hatches, for whomsoever the baby Orm Imprints on at birth will gain unlimited power. But with witches thwarting her every move, she will need all her wits and skills about her. Will she reach the Orm Egg in time?
Publisher: London : 2016 Bloomsbury,
,©2015 ,
ISBN: 9781408865200
Branch Call Number: JF SAGE
Characteristics: 366 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Zug, Mark

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green_pig_629
Sep 03, 2018

I got this book thinking it was the first of its series. I didn't look at the spine until I had already checked it out. There was nothing I could do about it. And I was thirsty for another Magyk book, so I took the plunge.

As an afterthought I realize that this was a mistake.
This book is about the fabled egg of orm, I suppose it might be in the last book. But I wouldn't know because I haven't read it.
It begins with the sorcerer, Oraton-Marr's (or something like that), point of view. It wasn't very confusing because it introduced the characters well. And I didn't need to have read the first book to figure out what was going on.

Then it switches Kaznim. A young girl living in the desert. The Sorcerer steals her baby sister and threatens to drown her if anyone interfears with the hatching and binding of the orm.
I became fond of Kaznim. And therefore hateful to everyone else. I didn't even like Tod. And Septimus has aged terribly. Honestly! He steals from little girls and then chases after them? In the end Tod was able to redeem herself. But I never liked Septimus again. Perhaps I'd like him better if I'd read the first book. Who knows?

I am going to read the first book and then maybe I'll change my comment.

UPDATE
Reading the first and third books did not help me like Septimus any more.

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Oct 12, 2015

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