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Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1) Paperback – Print, March 14, 2006
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Ten years ago, Septimus Heap died in infancy. And on the same day, his father Silas Heap found a baby girl, and was instructed by the new ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia to raise her as his own. Ten years later, Marcia reveals that the girl Jenna is actually the future queen of that land. But she's in danger, and now a spy has found out where the girl lives.
Marcia tries to spirit Jenna to safety, but now nowhere is safe -- an Assassin, a Hunter, and the apprentice to an evil wizard are sent after them. Now Marcia, Silas, Jenna, the ghost of the wizard Althus, and a mysterious young boy are on the run. But not everyone is as they seem, and a boy claiming to be Septimus Heap may not be him at all...
The first few chapters of "Magyk" aren't too promising, since Sage's writing seems to be stuck in "picture book" mode. But when she gets to the present-day antics of the Heap family, she has settled comfortably into the writing groove. (Comfortable enough to even drop a blink-and-you'll-miss-it homage to J.R.R. Tolkien)
Sage's writing is solid enough, with enough details to keep the spare narrative from seeming colorless. Lots of goofy clothes, offhand humor, splashy magic and interesting characters are sprinkled throughout the book. Sage's style reminds one of Diana Wynne-Jones' early work, and her interesting magical (magykal?) systems and wizardly hierarchy seem to back that up.
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I have read this book and it is amazing. If I had to give age for kids to read this it would be about from 10-13. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
First. I recommend this book very much for people who like eragon type or harry potter type. Second. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous
This book s fantastic 10out of 10 sort of magicy t has mahy twists and turns . high ly recommend it for ages 9-13.Published 1 month ago by SENYO OPONG
Great series -- highly recommended. This copy was bought as a gift.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Do you love the Rick Riordan series? Then you will love the Septimus Heap series too! The plot of Book 1, Magyk is full of magic, mystery, and excitement. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dylan H
This is a really great book. It is all quite predictable, in a kind a reassuring way. It has 'twists', but I saw them all coming. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer