Zelda Heap's cottage is on Draggen Island, in the middle of the marshes. It is built above the secret temple where Septimus finds the Dragon Boat. Sage has stated that the marshes are based on boggy areas at the end of a creek near her home, and that the tides and the phases of the moon in the novels are based on those for Falmouth, Cornwall.
The Forest lies to the north-west of the Castle, and is feared by the Castle's inhabitants as a dark and dangerous area. The Forest has many mysterious aspects, and is dominated by shape-shifting or carnivorous trees, including Benjamin Heap, wolverines, and secrets. The Forest has a secret way to transport a character to the path leading to the House of Foryx. Sage based the Forest on medieval forests, which were huge and a law unto themselves, free from the authority of the outside world. The House of Foryx is a magical house situated somewhere deep in another forest, surrounded by perpetual winter.
It is an octagonal building flanked by four octagonal pillars. Here all times meet, and characters can go from one time to another.
Septimus Heap 3: Physik
Characters can come into the building from any time, but can leave it in their own time only if another from that time stands outside the main door; otherwise they are lost in time, and may even end up in a time when the House of Foryx did not exist, giving them no chance of ever returning. The house is named after Foryx, a huge elephantine creature in the Septimus Heap universe. The Port lies in the extreme south near the sea, and is portrayed as a place full of strangers. Here ships load their cargo, which is verified by the customs officer, Alice Nettles deceased.
A dangerous coven called the Port Witch Coven can lure strangers into a trap or turn them into toads. There is a short cut from the Port to Zelda's house in the Marram Marshes. The author created the Port because of her love of the hubbub accompanying the arrival of boats. According to Sage, she sees the Port as full of "beginnings and adventures—and endings too. The Badlands are a rocky and hilly valley on the northern borders of the Septimus Heap world, where Dom Daniel once practised his dark magic in an observatory atop a hill.
They are inhabited by Land Wurms, giant carnivorous snakelike animals, making them a dangerous place. The Septimus Heap novels have been published in 28 languages worldwide and have sold over one million copies in the United States, with each of the books appearing on national bestsellers lists. The Independent newspaper's review of the audio books stated that the chapters are short enough to keep children of seven-plus interested but, as there are ghosts, rats, soldiers and dragon boats to help Septimus and the young Princess fight the evil necromancer DomDaniel , there is enough to keep the whole family amused.
Some critics have noted similarities between names in Septimus Heap and those in Harry Potter , such as Petroc Trelawney Jenna's pet rock and Sybill Trelawney a professor in Harry Potter ; also both series feature Boggarts which are intelligent Marsh creatures in Septimus Heap and shape-shifters in Harry Potter.
In response, British author Phil Knight has commented:. He is a Radio 3 presenter  who may well be known to Angie Sage personally, but otherwise will be known over the air. Think: why would Jenna call a pet rock 'Trelawney'? To a Radio 3 listener like me, it's perfectly logical And as for Boggarts, they've been around here in the North of England for a long time.
Manchester has Boggart Hole Clough, for example. They're not really like either Sage's or Rowling 's creatures, but pre-exist either of them. The series has also been compared to other fantasy novels: for instance, Hotep-Ra's magical ring evokes The Lord of the Rings , and the journeys in the series are "somewhat Narnia-esque in how they play out"; similarly the concept of a remarkably powerful seventh son of a seventh son was previously employed in the Alvin Maker series of Orson Scott Card.
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Septimus is especially interested in the area of Physik, learning how to heal people using herbal medicines. Marcia is unhappy as she considers both Alchemy and Physik to be useless areas of study. She demands Septimus return to studying for his next Apprentice exam. The living are only allowed in if two ghosts have asked them.
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Septimus discovers that Queen Etheldredda has asked to meet him. She whispers the name of Marcellus Pye to him, telling him to meet the alchemist at midnight at Snake Slipway. She has been called to the infirmary to help with a strange Sicknesse that is occurring in the city. Alther and Septimus accompany her to the boatyard to keep her safe in the dark. His brother Nicko and Alther take her the rest of the way to the infirmary. When he arrives, he sees fire burning beneath the water.
When he looks closer, Queen Etheldredda pushes him into the water. Septimus almost drowns as an undertow carries him far from the Slipway. He finds himself pulled into a tunnel that leads to the palace and his adopted sister, Jenna. Queen Etheldredda appears and tells Jenna that she has Reclaimed Septimus by saving his life. Marcia is worried when Septimus does not arrive on time for his exam. As she leafs through his Prediction Practical Papers, she discovers a prediction about Septimus.
Fearing the worst, she opens the Sealed section of the Library and finds a letter from Septimus among the papers of Marcellus Pye. He says he has been gone for days, over six months. He is hesitant to look at it, as he knows weird things can happen with them. Jenna pleads with him to look because the queen said that she would Reverse the Reclaime spell and he would drown at midnight. When Septimus steps in front of the mirror, the figure of an ancient man appears and drags him through the glass.
He agrees to help Jenna find her brother. She can then charm him to Seek Septimus.
Physik (Septimus Heap Series #3)
Unfortunately, Beetle then falls ill with the Sicknesse that has been plaguing the city. Meanwhile, Septimus finds himself transported back several hundred years and trapped in the care of Marcellus Pye. Pye is thrilled to have Septimus, the seventh son of a seventh son, as his apprentice. He thinks Septimus will know when his potion for eternal life is ready for consumption.
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Although only a few hours have passed in his own time, Septimus is stuck with Pye for six months. He misses his family and friends but is consoled as he learns more about Alchemy and medicine. Jenna and Wolf Boy charm Spit Fyre and begin their search. Along the way they meet Snorri, a girl their age from the North, who has disobeyed her mother and has sailed alone to the kingdom.
Snorri wants to be a trader like her dead father, Olaf. The queen believes Jenna has fled to the Marsh. They pick up Nicko to help with the search, while Wolf Boy returns to the forest. Some believe the Sicknesse has come from the North. Alice invites Snorri and her cat, Ullr, to stay with her in her warehouse. Ullr is charmed so at night he turns into a panther and protects the girl from harm.
Alice and Alther were sweethearts when Alther was alive, and he comes to her for help in finding a Looking Glass he believes is buried amid the junk in her warehouse.
That night, Spit Fyre descends on the warehouse and tears open a box of old sheep carcasses to dine on. In the morning, the dragon tears open another box to reveal another Looking Glass, a match to the one that pulled Septimus through time. Jenna, Snorri and Nicko jump through before the adults can stop them. Spit Fyre then tries to follow them, but he shatters the portal, leaving the children stranded in time.
Broda is keeping the real Princess Esmeralda safe. Much to her surprise and happiness, she is served by none other than Septimus. The two escape together and find Nicko and Snorri. They discover the Looking Glass home has been destroyed. When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good.
Her diabolical plan to give herself ever-lasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. With heart-stopping action and Magykal wit, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of Septimus Heap. Snorri Snorrelssen. The Traders Market. An Unwelcome Visitor. The Hole in the Wall. Queen Etheldredda. The Outside Path.