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 this enthralling new series 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
Angie Sage writes in the tradition of great British storytellers. Her
inventive fantasy is filled with humor and heart: Magyk will have readers
laughing and begging for more.
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? (Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team).
The author introduces several subplots, summarized rather than dramatized [then] eventually reveals the real Septimus in a clever, if predictable, turn of events, making way for the next installments. Ages 9-up.
A quick–reading, stand–alone, deliciously spellbinding series
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This first book in the Septimus Heap series is a cheerful, clever offering.
Children's Literature - Cindy L. Carolan
It is easy to pick this chunky book up and difficult to put down;
the characters are colorful and lively and the storyline reads quickly but
contains plenty of intrigue to keep readers guessing. This is the author's first
novel, although she has previously written numerous picture books and chapter
books for children. Highly
recommended. Ages 9-12.
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Starred Review. This first book in the Septimus Heap series is a cheerful, clever offering.
Clive Barker Septimus Heap: Magyk is a book full of wonders, charms, and surprises. Beautifully written and richly imagined, it invites us into a world we never want to leave. Marvelous.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
by Tigrissia Rosefeather My Review for Magyk I love this book and the others that come after. They are my fave books (other than Warriors) and Angie Sage did a good job.
Rated of 5
by jd It's good I like the book because it is very intriguing.
Rated of 5
by MIXMASTERQ magyk series review I think that the book is dull, not enough action.It never put me in suspense. I have read the other books from this series and I do not like those either.Overall I think it should not have been published.
Rated of 5
by Gabriel Q Great! =D I am on the 4th book of the series and it has a enjoyable series. It captures you into the fantasy world and as I am a fan of fantasy, it has lured me in very strongly.
Rated of 5
by rahul Maybe High expectation level! I started reading this book after finishing the Wheel of Time series till the 11th book and while I was waiting for "Towers of Midnight" to get delivered! I must say that the book is darn slow! Little exciting and way too dull :(
Rated of 5
by Candace Where is it going? I'm definitely a series reader. I love following characters and so I saw a pretty cover and reviews like "Move over Harry Potter" and I bought into it. I bought the first 4 books in one swipe (I read very quickly) and I am struggling to... Read More
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 speaker is believed to have died in
1891, but some of the language lives on in the dialect of
Dictionary of Cornish dialect.
'In poetic prose, Stewart and Riddell invent the magical realm that culminates at the Edge. The narrative will cast a spell over readers from the beginning with its utterly odd, off-kilter sense of logic and a vocabulary that is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Lewis Carroll'. Ages 10+.
A dragon. A boy. A journey. Together, they embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever, with only a curious map and the whispered memories of an old dragon to guide them.
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