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 n ...more
Leaving aside the cliched plot and all the other things that people have pointed out, ...more
Magyk (an archaic spelling of "Magic") is a fantasy novel written by English author Angie Sage. It is the first book in the seven-book Septimus Heap series.
The sequel, Flyte was released in March 2006, Physik in March 2007, Queste in 2008, Syren in September 2009, Darke in July 2011, and Fyre in 2013.
The book cover of Magyk alludes to the diary that the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia makes for her apprentice, Septimus Heap. The cover also depicts Septimus's Dr ...more
As in Harry Potter people are born to be wizards or they are not. Magic is performed through spells which have to be studied and learned. Septimus Heap is a seventh son of a seventh son and is therefore expected to be more magical than normal, but right at the beginning of the book he appears to die and be replaced by another abandoned ...more
Magnificent!! Memorizing! Delightful! Bursting with danger and where treachery can be found hiding around every corner!
I am completely stunned that Magyk by Angie Sage is her debut??!!
Silas Heap pulled his cloak tightly around him against the snow. It had been a long walk through the Forest, and he was chilled to the bone. But in his pockets he had the herbs that Galen, the Physik Woman, had given him for his new baby boy, Septimus, who had been born earlier that day.
It was ...more
I read this book many, many moons ago! I loved it then and I love it now. Things from the book came back to me as I read them.
Septimus Heap was taken away as a newborn child with the nurse saying he was dead...he was not. He was taken away to turn him into something else. In his place there was left a baby girl that was found by the father, Silas Heap. It's funny this happens right as their baby is taken.... hmmm.. wonder who she is.
So the house is full of ...more
I have just read and enjoyed ‘Magyk’ by Angie Sage. It is the story of Septimus Heap, a wizard apprentice.
I noticed a few similarities to my own Spook’s Series. For example both Tom Ward and Septimus Heap are both seventh sons of seventh sons. Also pointy shoes are mentioned and a boggart features! Of course there are differences too. Angie Sage’s book features wizards who are wielders of magic. In my books the Spook and his apprentice practise a craft and use salt an ...more
It is, however, important to keep in mind that this IS a different book, with differe ...more
half Star for the whole book & I'm being generous to add 1 Star as a bonus for the amazing promising first 9 chapters (the reason I couldn't give this book 1 star) which didn't last longer, RIP
I really wanted to like this series; cool name, cool covers, cool titles, I've read cool things & saw cool arts about it. magic & everything, it sounded a lot like Deltora.
but it appeared it wasn't.
for one thing, it was Slow.
long story short: this wasn't for me.
Warning: ranting review, ...more
It took me a few more chapters than I would have liked to "get into" the story and the characters, but after a while I found that I did feel invested. I liked the distinct personalities of the characters, and how consistent they seemed to be.
It also took a while to understand the magical world. Two parts to this: one, being the good vs. evil statuses and people, how things came about, and what it all meant. I still feel there is more to it all ...more
I find the book creative, cute and funny. How can you not like pens that can write in any color--if they are in good mood.
Or a pet rock named Petroc Trelawney, which mostly sleeps but you need to feed it and take for a walk daily. Ingenious!!
And you can write your magical ideas on anything. Even on "(preferably unbuttered) toast."
Even though the point of view is ...more
If you've been looking for a series that combines the magic of Harry Potter with the imaginative characters of Artemis Fowl, then Septimus Heap and his first book, MAGYK, is definitely the story for you. A quick, delightful read that can stand on its own, MAGYK is, without a doubt, an intriguing page-turner.
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of a seventh son, died shortly after birth. Born to a family of Wizards, there's no telling what he might have become, as hi ...more
First of, absolutely none of the characters are lovable - or eve likable. I didn't get attached with any of the characters because they all seemed extremely annoying (especially that dog, Maxi ...more
FACT ONE. Not Urban-Fantasy: BAD
I was hoping for another Harry Potter kind of mixing real world with 'Magyk'.
FACT TWO. Rich World, smoothly built, easy to follow: GOOD
FACT THREE. Interesting Characters, nice family: GOOD
The Heaps...and The Supreme Witch 💜💜
FACT FOUR. Cliché Villains: BAD
And talking Rats act as humans, BAD. Really BAD.
FACT FIVE. Good mystery in the beginning.. a very good start: GOOD
FACT SIX. Action packed climax: BAD yet; ...more
Yes, this is a children’s book. No, I am not a child. However, I still believe that books can be timeless (ageless?). I read Roald Dahl again towards the end of last year and still found it hilarious. I’ve also read a few of Dean Lorey’s Nightmare Academy series and found them funny and well-written. While I wouldn’t jump to read every book in the series in ...more
However, I really liked Boy 412 and knew about his history almost from the beginning. I liked Jenna and Nicko too. The story overall was fun and I enjoyed it.
and now, the verdict is, in the words of Simpson's everywhere: Meh.
mildly entertaining, annoying bold, italic , misspelled wordes . The story is ok, but nothing gripping. I actually left it for weeks with only a few pages at the end.
While it wasn't a "bad" book, per se, it isn't one I can recommend at all. ...more
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Sila Heap, comes across and abandoned child in the snow--a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But whois this mysterious baby girl, andwhat really happened to their belove ...more
Plot twist? I guessed. Surely you guessed? But even though I already knew, I did like how the moon revealed the truth. 🌝
In my opinion, JK Rowling writes with a more active tense. Much of this narrat ...more
I enjoyed this despite the fact that:
a) It was a tad on the slow side.
b) It gives a really weird introduction to the world, magyk and everything else in general.
c) For the most part, nothing happens.
This series is in the “what to read after Harry Potter” lists and is the principal reason why I wanted to read it. While it’s a fun book, it’s certainly nothing like Harry Potter. I felt a little underwhelmed by it all. The world of the book and the magyk in it doesn’t feel very cohesive and well-de ...more
I read the audiobook with my 11 year old as a mother daughter buddy read! We laughed and laughed! The end made us cry big happy tears!
It's most definitely a children's book. A very simple and easy read but that doesn't make it any less of a wonderfully written story. It's up there with the greats like potter, the hobbit and all those other children's books that every child must read!
Before that we jump between SO many different characters: Jenna, Silas, Marcia, Nicko, bad guys, good guys, and even boggarts, mice and a wolf. I mean those animal na ...more
Angie Sage grew ...more