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DARKE Prologue and Chapter 1

For those who missed the special ebook edition of MAGYK (with the prologue and the first two chapters of DARKE), you can read now the prologue and the first chapter here!

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DARKE Illustrations: Marcia and Linda

This week:
Friday (13. 05) – Beetle and Septimus
Saturday (14. 05) – Marcia and Linda

Next week:
Friday (20. 05) – Jenna and Simon
Saturday (21. 05) – Merrin and The Thing

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DARKE Illustrations: Beetle and Septimus

This week:
Friday (13. 05) – Beetle and Septimus
Saturday (14. 05) – Marcia and Linda

Next week:
Friday (20. 05) – Jenna and Simon
Saturday (21. 05) – Merrin and The Thing

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Septimus Heap 6: DARKE – The Cover (2)

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DARKE gets starred review in Kirkus!

The penultimate episode in this well-crafted series pits apprentice wizard Septimus and allies against a relentless tide of Things bent on overwhelming the Magyk that protects the town of Castle and establishing a penumbral Darke Domaine.

Their 14th birthdays become more battles for survival than celebrations for Sep and Princess Jenna when she is captured by the powerful Port Witch Coven. His planned visit to the deadly subterranean Darke Halls takes on special urgency after the Darke finds an opening in the palace and begins pouring out in a deadly tide through the streets. As usual, not only is the cast, particularly the large and tumultuous Heap family, sharply drawn both in the tale and in Zug’s finely detailed character studies at the chapter heads, but the danger and the spellcasting alike seem vividly real and credible. Lightening the load with humorous byplay and tucking in plenty of ghosts, strong-willed characters, deft literary references—a character named Bertie Bott, a house on There And Back Again Row—and a particularly exciting dragon battle, Sage expertly weaves multiple new and continuing plotlines together. An appendix ties up what loose ends it can while leaving the door open for the conclusion.

A memorable, edge-of-the-seat escapade that will enthrall confirmed fans and newbies alike. (Fantasy. 10-12)

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Character of the month: JENNA HEAP

JENNA HEAP

WARNING! If you haven’t read the the whole series, do not read the comments on this post.
Illustration © Mark Zug
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Character of the month: MILO BANDA

MILO BANDA

 

WARNING! If you haven’t read the the whole series, do not read the comments on this post.
Illustration © Mark Zug
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DARKE Poster

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Character of the month: AUNT ZELDA

AUNT ZELDA

 

WARNING! If you haven’t read the the whole series, do not read the comments on this post.
Illustration © Mark Zug
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Letters from Angie Sage (13)

Hi everyone,

I waved goodbye to DARKE forever yesterday. The little yellow courier van took the proofs back to America to HarperCollins. I have spent the last week just checking through everything, making sure it all makes sense and reads well. And it does! Mark has done some really beautiful new illustrations. There’s a lovely new – somewhat romantic – one of Simon, a new one of Marcia too, also Sep and Beetle – both a little older and a lot more confident. And for duck fanciers there is a special one of Ethel in her new waistcoat.

Now for the less fun stuff. I know lots of fans are unhappy with the UK publishing date – and that includes me too. I have talked this over a lot with my editor at Bloomsbury. Both she and I were trying to find various solutions, including maybe a limited release in June, but in the end nothing was possible and of course they must have the final say in this. I asked Bloomsbury for a statement explaining the problem that I could post here and this is it:

“There are big differences between the US and UK hardback and paperback markets. We will be publishing DARKE hardback in autumn because autumn makes a lot more sense for our UK market.

“We cannot give an advance release to limited bookshops because that would be unfair to their competitors.

“Our export paperback is always available before the UK paperback, but this time it also available before the hardback UK edition as we have to match the American publication date in areas where both editions can be sold.”

I hope this explains things, even though it doesn’t fix them.

I’m off to get started on the Prologue of Book 7 now…

Happy February!
Angie

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