Letters from Angie Sage (10)

Hello everyone,

Well, last week I finally wrote the last line of DARKE! It’s gone well, I think, but now I have to go back and rewrite some bits and check it all fits together logically (otherwise I know at least one of you will notice!). If I have time, which I think I do, I will read it out aloud to myself too. It’s really interesting how things can look fine on the page and sound very clunky when you read them out aloud. So, like Sep, I am nearly out of the Darke, but not quite…

Movie news: Warner Brothers extended their option on Septimus a couple of weeks ago. They need more time to put together all the things they need to in order to get the go-ahead. So it’s still on track, but not at the definite stage yet. But I do think it is looking really promising.

Happy summer (or winter down south),


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32 thoughts on “Letters from Angie Sage (10)

  1. Ella xx

    wow that all sounds very exciting!!
    and what good news about the movie i can’t wait!!
    happy summer to you to although quite honestly we haven’t hd much of a summer here have we?? well i mean at least not in suffolk!!
    i’m sure darke will be perfect when it comes out and congrats for completing the book!!

    • Tara Passionfruit

      Well done Angie! I’m really looking forward to reading all the Darke secrets in your next book. Sounds great. Yeah England isn’t have the best summer. 😦 Oh well, we’ll get by knowing that the movie is looking promising. Fingers crossed!

    • perry

      Am i the only male that reads this book series

      And thought this book was geared more toward guys and girls

  2. I’m so excited to read this news!!! I could just jump up and down. lol I’ve loved every book so far and I’m so anxious to read more. πŸ™‚ You always do such a fantastic job. I hope the movie thing comes through as well! Thanks for updating us!

  3. CONGRATS ON FINISHING DARKE!!!!!!!!!! I hope/know that it will be a great addition to the Septimus Heap family!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I am so excited about the movie and hope everything goes well.. And i hope that WB get as close to the book as they can(fingers crossed) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Also thanks for keeping us informed on such great news!!! I am glad you tell us these things and not keep us wondering!!!!
    Also have a great rest of summer!!! it has been super hot where i am and going to get even hotter next week so i will be reading like crazy inside to keep the heat at bay!!!!
    ONce again congrats on DARKE!! and good luck on the movie!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Bookworm 1000

    I am freaking out!!! I am so excited to read it!!!!

  5. Larandia

    Hi Angie. I just joined. I think I’m your oldest fan on the site. I’m 62 but love your books. I write a bit myself, just for fun and my kids and grandkids, and proof reading is a big big pain. The more you read the more mistakes you see and have to alter and then you make more mistakes with your typing. Well I do and then it means more proof reading. I don’t know about you but at the end of any story I usually end up hating the thing and never want to read it again. Then a few months later I read it and think. Hey that’s good. Did I really write that. Ha. Ha.

    I love your sense of humour. I like Beetle. Great name. In fact I like all the characters except TF. He drives me crazy. Oh yes. How does Syrah stay alive in her coma? Must be MAGYK.


    • Rosie, Fantasy Writer To Be

      There is no shame in loving these books no matter how old or young you are! πŸ™‚

  6. Ronaye

    I am over joyed to hear there will be a new book to read. I originally got the book on tape of Magyk from the library so my kids and I could listen to something while we all traveled, we are all hooked on Septimus Heap, I don’t remember being so hooked on a series of books since “Twilight”, I have read Harry Potter and I much prefer your series. I become very engrossed and can’t seem to put the books down. When my husband mentioned there would be a movie coming out I was thrilled to bits. I recommend Septimus Heap to all my friends and their children. Thank you for such a wonderful series, I simply adore all of them, and I do hope you will add even more books to this series. They are all simply AWESOME!!!!!! Brilliant writing!!!!! Beautifully done!

  7. Georgie

    Hi Angie! I had no idea that Magyk was being made into a movie until I read this blog, and I was thrilled to bits!!! I really love your books, but I have to say my favourite one was Magyk.
    I have just finished Syren, and searched your name in hope too find that you were writing another book, and I found this site!
    I cannot WAIT till darke comes out, but I am so sad that I have to wait a whole year for it to be published ):

    Anyways, I am starting to read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, so that should keep me occupied. Reading your books has inspired me to become an author, and even though I am only twelve, I am writing my first book- a fantasy based on the future.
    Alas- I know it will never be as good as yours, but I find it fun all the same πŸ™‚

    I was wondering… after you have written the last book in the series, will you stop Septimus Heap forever? Could you not do another series about his children or something? I hate it when series finish!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • perry

      Hey me to! oh and angie your books are great and cant wait until your movie comes out

    • perry

      Hey me to! oh and angie your books are great and cant wait until your movie comes out
      Regards, 13 year old, wanna be extraordinary apperintace

    • Rosie, Fantasy Writer To Be

      Seven books is too few!!!

  8. heap fan


  9. mindy

    Yay!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read Darke! I’ve been looking forward to the next Septimus book since I finished Syren! I want to say that this will be the best book in the series, but the entire series is incredible, and there’s still another book after this.
    I want to say that I’m excited about the movie deal, but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. I think its awesome that there might be a movie, but I’m nervous that the movie will ruin the books and it won’t live up to our expectations and our wonderful opinions of the book. Movies so often ruin the book because they don’t stay true to the book. I mean, look at the sixth Harry Potter movie. They butchered it. Let’s hope that the Septimus movie will stay true to the book.
    Congrats Angie, I can’t wait to read it! XOXO<3

  10. Lauryn

    Haha!! So excited!! I just hope the school year goes by quickly so the book will come out quickly. The cover looks great too!!!

  11. Chloe

    YAY! Thats great!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super!! Amazing!! I have been waiting for Darke for what feels like SOOO long. And I still have to wait until April! Oh well – I will be one of the first to get it as soon as it goes for sale, for sure.
    Your are my idol Angie, thankyou for Septimus Heap!

  12. I LOVE SEPTIMUS HEAP!! What’s Darke about? I can’t wait for it to come out!!! Septimus Heap is DEFINITLY MY FAVORITE SERIES AND ME AND MY FRIENDS LOVE IT WE’RE RECOMMENDING IT TO EVERYONE AT SCHOOL!!! I CAN’T belive so many grown-ups read it! And Larandia: Syrah didn’t stay alive, even though she was still breathing and all. Reread what Marcia explained to Sep. πŸ˜‰ And Angie if you have any control over the movie PLEASE make it so the kids playing Sep and Beetle and Jenna and all aren’t old like they did with Percy Jackson!! PLEASE make them like 11 (aren’t they supposed to be that old in Magyk??) then the movie’s so much better because it’s like the book!!!

    Your #1 Fan,

  13. Larandia

    Hi Angie. I have just talked my husband into reading Magyk and he thinks it is really good. I drive him nuts asking where he is up too each day. He reads in the evenings when I have gone to bed. I’m re re re reading Flyte and it’s lucky I read fast or he will be waiting to read it after he’s finished Magyk.

    I think I am growing webbed feet with all this rain we’re having here. Summer has finished after only 3 weeks of sun. But at least I can leave the rain behind and read.

    I hope the film turns out good and doesn’t mess with the story. Sarah Heap sounds like me except I’m a lot tidier in the house.

  14. IAmPrincessJennaForever

    That’s great news! Everyone is so excited about the release of Darke, even thought it is about 3/4 of a year away!

    Everyone (including me) is also very VERY excite about the movie! Do you have an approximate release date of the movie (when it is coming out in theaters or DVD). I know the movie hasn’t even gotten the green light yet, but still.

    Sammy: I’m not really sure, because Syrah became DisPossesed. She seemed to be in a coma, but at the same time “sleeping forever” from Marcia speaking to Septimus. She’s not supposed to be dead, because the Syren got Sealed into the phial by Jim Knee, making Syrah DisPossesed.


    Oh,boy!!! My brother and I can’t WAIT till Darke comes out. What will happen in it ???????? I really hope the title doesn’t have to do with that evil Tertius Fume! >:) Next thing we know he’ll find an army of dragons. For a while after Syren came out, we (my bro and I) were scared that it would be the last book! But we kept faith and I’m glad we did! Please let Syrah awake!
    Best of luck to the whole Heap gang! (including Jenna)

  16. lindsay

    hi angie i have only just found your site and i am a huge fan of sep and all the castle goings on cant wait for darke i have got the magykal papers but am refuesing to read it yet as i have a 9 hour flight in october and intend to read it then hhhmmm i dont think it will last lol keep up the good work

  17. Sarah

    That’s great. I am on the third book so i don’t have a clue who Syrah is but i stay up till midnight reading almost every night so i will soon!!! They are lovley. Thanks for writing them!!

  18. Sarah


  19. Sarah

    YAY!!! SEP!!!

  20. niah

    I fell so stupid! Everybody cant wait darke is out but I still am waiting on Queste in my (slovenian) language!

  21. Hana

    me & my sister can’t wait for the book to come out!! we have all 5 books but we still don’t have the magykal papers,its driving my sister nuts!

    i hope Harry Potter finishes his movie so Sep can have his turn!
    by the way, is Sep going to be 3D movie or live-action like Harry??
    i think i would love the 3D..

  22. IAmPrincessJennaForever

    Live action. Some sites say it’s going to be animated, but Angie has repeatedly stated that it is going to be live action.

  23. niah

    I really hope you will come to slovenia on day!

  24. Shaikha

    Wow. This is soooooo exciting!!! I’m a huge fan, and I can’t wait for the movie, and for Darke, it’s all just reallly sooo fantastically amazing. I think you’re doing an awesome job, Angie, I’m hoping to be a writer too, some day!!!

  25. Bookworm 1000


  26. niah

    You guys know what hapend? Syren an Queste are in Slovenia now…already read them! Now Im waiting for Darke just like you!

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