Angie’s Blog

It’s been a bit crazy here. I just finished SandRider, THM book 2 and Araminta Spook number 7: Skeleton Island and then got attacked by bit of writing burn-out, I think.

Anyway, we’re getting near PathFinder now! Check this out…

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Read the first two chapters from @AngieSageAuthor’s ‪#‎PATHFINDER‬…

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TodHunter Moon: PathFinder – finished copy

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Watch the official trailer for TodHunter Moon #1: PATHFINDER

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Angie’s blog



I have just got to the end of writing THM book 2, which is called: SandRider.

I’ve not had space to check in for a while but will be reading all the posts and answering over the next couple of weeks – thanks for all the great comments and questions.

If anyone is near Edinburgh this weekend come and see me! I will be at the Book Festival and at 5pm on Sunday I’m going to be talking with Sally Green about writing about the supernatural. I’m really looking forward to this, I think its going to be very interesting.

And for any Araminta Spook fans I’m there on Monday too, at 10.30.

There’s going to be a fun trailer on Amazon for PathFinder soon – watch this space…

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TodHunter Moon #1: PathFinder – UK EDITION

The Magykal World of TodHunter Moon


by Angie Sage

Release date: 14.10.2014


9781408858158Tod has grown up a PathFinder, one of an ancient seafaring tribe. Her mother, who died when Tod was young, had a very different history. She was from a mysterious magykal desert-dwelling family. When Tod’s father disappears she is not only alone, but soon finds herself swept into the path of an evil sorcerer. Now Tod must choose which of her pasts will help her to survive: PathFinder or Magician. Magyk will allow her to fight like with like, but her PathFinder heritage gives Tod something special – the edge.

Angie Sage’s new book combines breathtaking action with fabulous plotting. The characters are instantly engaging, the tension is relentless and Angie’s superlative storytelling weaves the threads seamlessly together for an utterly satisfying read.

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Angie’s blog



It’s been a busy month or two here. I’ve been really getting on with writing Book Two of TodHunter Moon, got lost in the middle of the story and almost forgot about anything else! Sometimes that happens and the weeks whiz by without me realising so apologies for not being around recently. I am also at last getting my own website re-done and that’s looking good, though not finished yet.

Oh yes, and for all you Araminta fans, I’ve now started another Arminta Spook book called Skeleton Island. If you would like to come and see me talk about Araminta I’ll be at Brighton Festival on Saturday 10th May 2pm and then Luton Hoo on Sunday at 12.15. Come and say hello!


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The PathFinder manuscript

Wanna see the PathFinder manuscript? Here it is, courtesy of Katherine Tegen Books official Facebook page:

Angie Sage always wrapped her first pass pages of Septimus Heap with a ribbon. It looks like she is keeping her tradition with PATHFINDER, the first book in her new series, TodHunter Moon.

“It makes me happy, just like Angie and her books do.” –Katie Bignell, Associate Editor

Don’t forget to preorder TodHunter Moon, Book One: PATHFINDER (out 14/10/14)

US: Amazon, B&N, BookDepository

UK: Amazon, BookDepository

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Angie’s Blog

It’s been so great to share the USA PathFinder cover  – so many people have done such an amazing job on it – not least of course Mark Zug who is totally Magyk. It’s a great time for me with a book as all the hard work writing it is done (bar a few tiny tweaks) and now I get to see Mark’s beautiful inside illustrations coming in. There are twelve new ones and this time they cover a full page. They are so atmospheric and capture the spirit of the story perfectly. As ever!

From some comments on Twitter I realise that in the excitement I didn’t make it clear that this cover and Mark’s illustrations are for the USA title only. The set-up is that Harper Collins are my main publisher so I work with them on the Septimus/Tod books. Bloomsbury UK have bought the rights to publish the English, Australian and NZ editions and they have different ideas about marketing the TodHunter Moon series. I haven’t seen what they have decided to do yet, but for all us Brits and Aussies and Kiwis I will keep you updated as much as I can.

Okeydokey – back to work on book 2!

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TodHunter Moon #1: PathFinder – release date, synopsis & cover reveal

TodHunter Moon: Book One


by Angie Sage


ON SALE: 10/14/2014

The first book in a new arc in the Septimus Heap series!

When Alice TodHunter Moon—who insists on being called Tod—was five years old, she saw a beautiful golden dragon boat fly over her PathFinder village. She knew at once that the boat was Magykal.

That was years ago, before her mother died, her father disappeared at sea, and the Garmin took her best friend, Ferdie.

Now it’s up to Tod and Ferdie’s brother Oskar to rescue Ferdie from the Garmins’ keeper, the malevolent Lady. Their journey takes them to the Castle, where they receive 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 Ancient Ways—mysterious Magykal paths leading to unfamiliar—and sometimes dangerous—lands.

Taking place seven years after the story arc of the original bestselling Septimus Heap series, and full 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 grow.

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Angie’s Blog

So excited – we don’t have to keep the beautiful cover for PathFinder secret any longer!

I love each and every cover for all the Septimus books, but I have to say that the PathFinder cover is brilliant. So many people have worked on it to get it looking just right and now it makes it debut here, tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I’m busy running the Manuscriptorium annual sled race…

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