Monday, July 8, 2013

Flyte (Septimus Heap 2) by Angie Sage

Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2)Flyte by Angie Sage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flyte was a good read. Quick, entertaining and sports a nice twist at the end (at least I was surprised). However, it seemed that at random places within the book, Sage would lose her voice a bit. Sections would distract me from the story line, usually due to something silly being thrown in, as if she wanted to make sure the kindergartners in the audience were still listening. It was both obvious and annoying, and I wondered why her editor didn't catch it---or fight harder to change it. I'm not talking about a slow shift in audience, like we saw with the Harry Potter books (how many times do I make a reference to HP?) These were a shift in the character or the prose that didn't match the rest of the story. I should have underlined a few examples, but I didn't, so if you know what I am talking about and have an example, please comment and share. Other than that, it is a great followup to Magyk, and I am looking forward to Physik.