The 7th son of the 7th son, aptly named
Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife
who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father,
Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a
newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless
newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as
their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what
really happened to their beloved son, Septimus?
The first part of a planned trilogy leads readers on a
fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever
charms, potions and spells, and a yearning to uncover the
mystery at the heart of this story...who is Septimus Heap?
Our 11 year old in house reviewer gave Septimus Heap
a big thumbs...
Beyond the Book
that all the locations in the book are inspired by areas
around where she lives, and that the whole 'slightly
off-the-wall felling of the place comes from living in
The Peninsula at the South-West tip of England is the former
Celtic nation (and now county of) Cornwall.
It's southerly location and the fact that it's on the path
of the Gulf Stream gives it a mild climate which, combined
with its endless beaches, makes it a favorite destination
for British holiday makers (the resident population is about
half a million, but around 4 million visit each year).
The last native Cornish...