Magyk by Angie Sage

What it's all about? [From Cover]
The seventh son of the seventh 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 new born 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 book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and hear.

My Thought
First of all I would like to praise this book for its great cover and illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. Just love 'em and it helps me to imagine the characters. Credit to the illustrator, Mark Zug for such a well done work. OK, Magyk is really magic. I love this book and really enjoy reading it. The story begins with Silas Heap finding a baby in the snow and at the same time of his seventh son, Septimus is declared death.The baby, then named Jenna is not an ordinary girl because she is the heir of the murdered queen.  In this story, I keep on guessing who might be the real Septimus since there are two boys  who are claimed as Septimus. One is the apprentice of a Dark Necromancer and the other one is a young army boy, who knows nothing bout his family. So, basically, Magyk is about a quest of finding who is who with a great adventures and of course when we talk bout magical story, spells, charms, potions, and enchantments are bread and butter. Though the series is called Septimus Heap, the real star in this first book is Jenna the queenling.  Such a nice little girl. *lough* OK, For the start of a series, the characters is still developing and I think this is such a great introductory book written by Sage. All in all, Magyk is a fun-to-read book rich with adventures and magics.I'll definitely got to get the next books.

Favorite Quote
"Things do have a habit of working out. Eventually."

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Next book of the Septimus Heap Series is Flyte


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Great review! I never read the series, but my sister is a big fan of it. She's not much of a reader, so for it to be something she enjoyed, it must be pretty good!

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Trillian said...

This sounds like just the kind of book I'd love to read. Thanks for sharing a great review!

Mavie said...

I see this book everywhere but never have given it a shot! I should soon! Thanks for your honest and thoughtful review.

Lydia said...

I have this book on my TBR list - the cover definitely caught my eye. Can't wait to read it!

Becky said...

I know some people who would probably love this book! I will definitely recommend it to them!


Good review for such a huge book! I loved Magyk too. I've read Flyte whick is also good. Thankfully Sage changes story lines so you don't have to try to remember what happened a year or so ago to keep up with the story line. I'm up to Physik now. She is a great story teller. I look forward to the rest of her series.


Kristen said...

I love this series so far. I have the third book on audio coming up but now I feel sort of like I'm missing out by listening instead of reading. Great illustrations? Hrm. Maybe I'll pick up a hard copy of the rest of the series now. Great review and definitely a series I enjoy so far!

Becky said...

Hi CJ,
I have read all the Septimus books so far and Magyk and Flyte are definitely my favourites. I love the Wizard Way and the Tower. Hope you keep on reading.