• Darke: Septimus Heap, Book Six

  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,279 ratings)

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Darke: Septimus Heap, Book Six

By: Angie Sage
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
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Publisher's Summary

In the sixth book of the Magykal series, Alther Mella has been banished, a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and a Darke dragon is on the loose. Septimus Heap must use all of his skills to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction: He must enter the Darke. But he cannot do this alone.

With the help of Jenna, Alther Mella, Marcellus Pye, and Septimus's estranged brother, Simon Heap, Septimus and Marcia Overstrand battle the spreading Darkenesse. Will Septimus succeed in protecting his Magykal world?

Written with Angie Sage's characteristic humor, Darke is a compelling fantasy adventure filled with surprises, thrills, and laugh-out-loud moments. Listeners will revel in the action-packed story as they realize the wisdom of Magyk - that all things are meant to be part of a living whole.

Enchanted? Listen to more in the Septimus Heap series.
©2011 Angie Sage (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wonderful

After having been a bit disappointed in Syren, I'm glad to say that I thought Darke was one of the best yet. It took me less than 24 hours to finish the whole book. I started in the afternoon, forewent television in the evening to listen and finished it the next day. The story was intriguing and well written, with lots of twists and turns that came together nicely in the end without being too convenient or contrived. Many of the old characters returned and new ones were introduced. A couple of the story lines took unexpectedly realistic paths without being disappointing as they were handled well. Sage moves on in Darke to reflect the ages of her characters instead of arresting their development as some might be tempted to do, but keeps enough of the surroundings intact to lend the books a sort of homey feel to them. She also obviously loves language and uses it to the fullest advantage and in keeping with "time" and feel of her books. Superb vocabulary, wonderful characters and a great story. Loved this one and can't wait for more!

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Will leave you wanting more...

This latest installment of Septimus Heap has some unexpected twists and will not disappoint devoted readers of the series. It is interesting to see the characters grow and mature with each book and in "Darke" they are really coming into their own. What I find intriguing is how much responsability the characters are given at a young age and how the author has woven this into the time and setting of her story. I did miss seeing Aunt Zelda and Wolf Boy, though I did not miss Milo at all (we get a little glimpse of them in the end). Gerard Doyle once again gives a great performance. He is truly enjoyable to listen to. Unfortunately it will be another year before we are able to visit the Castle once again. We can only guess what Angie Sage has in store for us next!

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Can't Wait For More!

I look forward to every single Septimus Heap book. I love listening to them. I think that Angie Sage is a master wordsmith and I get giggles over her use of language. I highly recommend these books. Every time I listen to them, I find myself driving very slow on the way home wanting to get more of the book listened to before I have to turn it off. In addition, Gerard Doyle is an excellent narrator. (Of course, I'm sure it helps with my narration that I am seeing Gerard Butler in my head when I listen to these books).

I'm just really glad that Angie Sage hasn't decided to stop these books at seven - I know that I'll have Septimus around for a while.

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You have to love Gerard Doyle

What did you love best about Darke: Septimus Heap, Book Six?

It was very exciting and kept you engaged the whole way though the book. Angie does a amazing job with this series I have yet to be disappointed with any of the books.

What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Gerard brings life to every fantasy book he does. He does an amazing job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it was very entertainning book probably my favorite is still the first one in the series but they have all been great.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, entertaining.

What other book might you compare Darke: Septimus Heap, Book Six to and why?

Eragon Series, Sword of Truth Series, etc. Fantasy / SciFi, has magic and fantasy creatures in it.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Septimus Heap

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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Book 6 a Heap of Sage

Momentum of magical fast paced action propels favorite characters through exciting signature S. H. instalment

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These books are a treasure

Highly recommend this series for any aspiring Wizards, Witches, Princesses and more.
The morals and trials these characters face, inspire even me, at 30 years old, to trust my gut, stand up for myself, do right and continue to do right, when all seems lost.
young or young at heart, this series is a treasure 💖

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Best book so far.

Great use of previously introduced characters and knowing what would be too much. The pace of the story was excellent and the interweaving of parallel plots was both fun and supported the overarching story to great effect. And of course aces to G. D. for his narration.

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Catastrophe averted

Book syx is probably the most intense so far, and has the feeling of a syries-ending epysode, but it apparyntly it is not. If I stopped reading here I would feel satisfied with the resolutions of things. But I guess when the main characters have only begun their 14th year, it would be boring if their remaining adult years did not have some kind of crysys. I continue my 1-star deduction for the mys-conception of alchemy.

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Darke is a little Dark and great

Darke is a little Dark and great because of it! Really in depth characters. Deep story wonderful development of the characters. The performance totally makes the story and series so enjoyable.

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  • Sarah
  • 03-21-21

Excellent

Loved this book, can't wait to start the next Septimus Heap book! Really enjoying the series.

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  • R. Dickens
  • 12-07-20

Brilliant! Thanks Angie😁

Best book of the series yet! Gripping from start to finish, would love these to be made into a movie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-18

Love, love love!!!

I live this book, I love the author and I love the narrator.
The narrator is fantastic, and I just love his different voices he makes for each character 😍😍😍

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  • C
  • 01-01-17

Darke

Amazing book couldn't hope for more a great book to curl up and listen too.

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  • peter
  • 02-06-15

Another example of great storytelling

Couldn't stop listening, ended up at 3.30 am, just so I could finish it. Have the next one lined up ready to start .

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  • SpoiltDiva
  • 10-22-14

Favourite so far

What made the experience of listening to Darke: Septimus Heap, Book Six the most enjoyable?

Everything! The story, narration, characters. I've listened to all the Septimus Heap books so far, and this is by far my favourite.

What did you like best about this story?

I'm a huge fan of Marcia Overstrand. I liked that Beetle got so much attention too.

Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Gerard Doyle has done a great job since the 2nd Septimus Heap book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When *spoilers* Septimus meets Alther Mella again. I was walking down the street wanting to yell "Yes!"

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  • Chris
  • 04-13-13

Excellent Read

This book is the first in an ongoing series of book, currently seven. It is an excellent read for young or old, and the imagination of the author makes it a fun story which you just don't want to put down.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-27-12

Book six of a great series - never a dull moment!

Septimus Heap is a great listen, once you start with Book 1 you can't wait to listen to the following books. I loved each and every book in the series. Septimus Heap is the main character, he has a different adventure to protect his Magycal world in each book. He and his friends complete the quests, which are action packed - despite the suspense there are also lots of funny moments. In this last book the story is concluded, it has a great ending but I have to say I will miss Beetle, Septimus and little princess Jenna.