Thursday, November 26, 2009

SYREN - SEPTIMUS HEAP 5:PREVIEW & GIVEAWAY

A THANKSGIVING SNACK-
A QUICK & EASY GIVEAWAY!
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SYREN
SEPTIMUS HEAP, BOOK FIVE

WRITTEN BY ANGIE SAGE
ILLUSTRATED BY MARK ZUG
ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He's stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its Light, and an eerie presence that sings to Septimus—can he escape the persistent call?

Trouble is also brewing for Lucy and Wolf Boy, who have become entangled with some nefarious sailors at sea, and for Milo Banda, Jenna's father, who is harboring a mysterious treasure chest in his ship's hold.

Charismatic storyteller Angie Sage continues Septimus Heap's Magykal journey with more laugh-out-loud adventures, more enchanting charms and spells, and an ever-deepening understanding of the interior life of a young hero.

Fast Facts
  1. According to Angie Sage, although she had been thinking about Septimus Heap for a while, it was only after she began to imagine bossy Marcia that the story started to take shape.

  2. Sage based her characters' travels through the marshes on a canoe trip she took along the smallest branches of a creek near her home.

  3. Family relationships are very important in the Septimus Heap trilogy.

  4. The word "septimus" means "seven" --- which is appropriate since Septimus Heap is the seventh son of the seventh son.

  5. There are 49 chapters in MAGYK and FLYTE (49 divided by 7=7).

  6. If you add the numbers in "Boy 412" (4+1+2), the sum is 7.

  7. When Sage has difficulty writing a scene, she sometimes writes up diagrams and lists, or eats chocolate, but she says leaving it alone for a while seems to work best.

  8. One of Sage's roommates from long ago may be the inspiration for Marcia Overstrand.

  9. Sage feels that her characters' names (and the color of their shoes!) are very important.

  10. One of Sage's favorite things about being an author is hearing from readers who have enjoyed her books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. The first four books in the Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

GIVEAWAY:

I HAVE ONE NEW COPY OF
SYREN-SEPTIMUS HEAP 5
THAT I AM SURE SOMEONE WOULD
LOVE TO WIN FOR THEMSELF OR
FOR A SEPTIMUS FAN AS A GIFT!

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--ONLY ONE COMMENT PER PERSON

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: TIRED FROM COOKING? WEARY OF GUESTS? LET'S MAKE THIS EASY! COMMENT ABOUT WHO YOU'D LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK FOR AND BE SURE AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! THAT'S IT!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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A QUICKIE!

GOOD LUCK!

15 comments:

~Jennifer~ said...

I would like to win Syren for myself and then for my 9 year old daughter once I finish it.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Searcher said...

I would love to win this for my local library. Budget cuts have slashed their materials budget.

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petite said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. this book would be great for my son. Actually ideal and special.
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Debbie said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I'd love to win this book for my daughters ages 9 and 11... plus I'll probably read it too... lol...

Bethie said...

I would love to win this for my 11 year old son.

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Wrighty said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a wonderful day! Next year you can celebrate it with that new grandbaby. :)

I love this series, although I'm behind and need to catch up. It reminds me of the fairy tales I had as a kid. I would like to read it myself and than pass it on to my two nephews who are 10 and 5. It's the perfect book for us! Thanks for the offer.

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

Jasmyn said...

I would like to win Syern to ready myself, then pass along to my stepsister who reads just as much, if not more than I do.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

brizmus said...

Wow! This one is super easy to enter! I'm putting it in my sidebar anyway. :-)

I would like to win it for my cousin, but of course I would read it first. :-)

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GMR said...

Happy after Thanksgiving! Okay, I'll be TOTALLY honest....I would like to win the book for myself! I've read the rest of the series, but not the latest and greatest installment....would LOVE to see where this adventure takes young Septimus.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

grgenius(at)go(dot)com

Carol M said...

I would love to win this book for my grandchildren. They are really enjoying this series!
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ossmcalc said...

First of all, I would love to win it for myself. Then I would like to give it to a friend of mine whose granddaughter would love to read this book. Then it will probably end up in our school library.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Debbie said...

My youngest son would love this book!
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Sue said...

My thirteen and ten year old boys LOVE these books. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

g.g. said...

I'd like to win it for me to read and then to pass on to my granddaughter so we can talk about it


anjamie4 AT gmail dot com

Nancye said...

I would like to win this book for my son.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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