I seem to have forgotten to review this. Generally a good book, the third in the Septimus Heap series, but for me it wasn’t as good as the previous two. It seemed a little too downcast, with at lot of text that didn’t really move the story forward, most of the middle of the story just seems to be free-wheeling. The end is far from a triumphant finish, which leaves you feeling like there should be something more. Hopefully the next book with return to form.