Hardback bound, no bigger than an iPad, and with a velvety matt surface, you can take A Colouring Book of Hours: Castle with you wherever you go. It will become your own private world that you dip into and develop for an afternoon, or whenever you want a few moments’ peace.
In a series of exquisitely drawn vistas and vignettes, the book takes you through a day in the Castle, from first light and the dawn chorus, to a refreshing sleep in the second-best bed. Take a dip in the morning pool, wander through the labyrinth to the cloud pavilion and the lantern path. A hidden doorway leads to the alchemist’s alcove and, after a visit to the shell grotto, lunch will be set out for you. Next, explore the river walk and the boathouse folly, discover the star garden and the closet of silks. You will need a rest by now: the evening library beckons. Watch the moon rise, climb the night stairs and find the bed you always dreamed of.
A Colouring Book of Hours: Castle is printed on specially tough paper that allows you to use your favourite pens or crayons without the colour bleeding beyond where it is wanted, and without raising fibres from the surface. Unless you are using marker pens, it won’t show through on the other side of the paper either. If you want to be sure, the last page has a space where you can try out your pens. You can also use watercolour paints. Water colour crayons are more convenient: a dab of water applied with a fine brush really makes the colours glow and flow, and you can also blend them. Best to let the pages dry, though, before you close the book. Some people like to frame their favourite pages. The final pages of the book feature some surrounds which you can photocopy, colour in, and use for frame mounts.
First, very big apologies from me for not having been around for ages. I’ve been taking time out to think. After finishing StarChaser – the last book of the TodHunter Moon trilogy – I really needed some time to get my ideas back again. And at last I think they are venturing out once more.
I’ll get back to all the fab questions in Ask Angie very soon, but first … here is a brilliant competition to have your name in StarChaser. I’ve already written the scene, all it needs is YOUR name!
You can enter here: http://www.septimusheap.com/contest
It’s been two months since Alice TodHunter Moon—who insists on being called Tod—left her home in the seaside PathFinder village to pursue a life of Magyk in the Castle. Being Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap is tricky, though—there’s loads of new Magyk to learn, and she dearly misses her friends Oskar and Ferdie. But at least she’s mastered the UnSeen Charm.
She’s lucky she has, too—that UnSeen will come in handy when she sets out with Oskar and Ferdie on a perilous journey to retrieve the Egg of the Orm from the Desert of the Singing Sands. If they don’t reach the Egg before it hatches, the new baby Orm could imprint on the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr, giving him unlimited Magyk to do with what he wishes. . . .
Bursting with humorous and poignant moments, SandRider celebrates the satisfaction of taking charge of one’s path in life—unexpected adventures and all.
Return to the world of TodHunter Moon for her next adventure! The second book in the new blockbuster series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage.
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?
A thrilling ride of an adventure, Angie Sage’s new book combines wondrous storytelling, breathtaking action and a heroine like no other.
Pre-order TodHunter Moon #2: SandRider here (on sale: 22-10-2015)
Here’s a great post about SYREN and SANDRIDER from Mary Claire, who writes the brilliant RealRadReads blog and is a big fan of Sep Heap. If you’re into good YA fiction and wondering what to read next, RealRadReads is the place to go.
There’s a petition for the Sep Heap movie – started by a big Septimus fan – up and running at change.org.
Here is the link: https://www.change.org/p/septimus-heap-movie-let-s-make-it-happen
Overnight it gathered over 300 signatures, which is wonderful. I love how how many people love the Sep Heap world!
I’m back. At last. And big BIG apologies for disappearing for so long. It was a bit of a writing tunnel for some time, but now I have finished StarChaser (THM book 3) and I’m back in the world again. Hooray!
Okay, Ask Angie section, here I come.
Parents: Jonas Sarn and Rosie Sarn
Siblings: Ferdie, Jerra, Torr Sarn
Home Address: the Sarn House, PathFinder Village
Can Also Be Found At: the Manuscriptorium, Wizard Way, the Castle
Interests: Automata, locks, and tracking
Biggest Wish: To become Ephaniah Grebe’s assistant in the Manuscriptorium