Queste is a fantasy novel by Angie Sage. It is the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series. The book was released on 16 April 2008, in the United States. The cover of the book is modeled after the in-story Restored notes of Nicko bound by Ephaniah Grebe into a book, with the Queste stone lying on top of it. 
Harpercollins.com also gave a positive review for Queste saying A very entertaining read that is sure to please fans of the previous three books in the Septimus Heap series. Although there is some dark subject matter, Sage manages to add just the right amount of humor to keep the story light. At over 600 pages, the story will keep readers enthralled for days, It is an amazing story and sucks fans into it. Fans of the series will finally be able to read the exciting conclusion to how Nicko and Snorri finally make their way home. 
Septimus Heap is a series of fantasy novels written by English author Angie Sage and featuring a protagonist of the same name. Five novels, entitled Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste and Syren, have been published, the first (Magyk) in 2005 and the most recent (Syren) in 2009. A full colour supplement to the series, entitled The Magykal Papers, was published in June 2009.
The quest of the fourth book, Queste (published in April 2008), is a journey in time to the House of Foryx, in which all times meet , to bring back Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped there after the events of the third book. Septimus is sent on this mission for nefarious reasons by a ghost called Tertius Fume. Assisted by Jenna and his friend Beetle, among others, he pieces together a map to the House of Foryx. When they reach the house, Septimus meets Hotep-Ra, the first ExtraOrdinary Wizard, while Jenna and Beetle find Nicko and Snorri. Marcia and Sarah Heap arrive outside the house on Spit Fyre, and they return together to their own time.