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Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  91,126 Ratings  ·  4,396 Reviews
Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny.

A powerful necromancer plans to seize control of all things Magykal. He has killed the Queen and locked up the Extraordinary Wizard. Now with Darke Magyk he will create a world filled with Darke creatures. But the Necromancer made one mistake. A vital detail he has overlooked means there is a boy wh
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Paperback, 564 pages
Published 2006 by Bloomsbury (first published March 15th 2005)
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Darkwolfluna173 Yes. As good as Harry Potter. The second series is called The Toddhunter Moon trilogy, in case you were wondering.
Darkwolfluna173 This is a kid's book. The characters are 10-14 through the whole series.
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
Jun 04, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: middle-grade, fantasy
I have something of a taste for children's and young adult fantasy stories. I'm a total geek for Harry Potter, and quite enjoyed Fablehaven, Tithe, and Wicked Lovely, amongst others. The thing is there are some children's books which, while written young, can appeal to an older audience, and there are others which are written in such a way as to make the cross-over nigh impossible. This was on of the latter...

Leaving aside the cliched plot and all the other things that people have pointed out,
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Bangadybangz
This was pretty good. A nice, quick, easy read that kept me entertained. I especially enjoyed the whimsical tone throughout. I would have liked to see a bit more emotional depth and moral ambiguity from the characters though. This book doesn't really "go there." Also a tad long for middle grade. Still, a good read, especially for kids, I'm sure.
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com

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
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Rose
Mar 05, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long, entertaining, with some humorous lines, and nice chapter illustrations. (British version.) More Harry Potter similarities. I didn’t mind the postscript with what happened to the minor characters. And the prose was certainly better than Paolini’s first book (I somehow can’t force myself to read the second one), and the plot was a lot fresher, too. But there were some negatives as well: too many characters, without a focal character! With no main person to focus and interpret things, it was ...more
Joseph Delaney
REVIEW: MAGYK by Angie Sage

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
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Sara Bow
Eine süße und toll erzählte Geschichte - aber leider nicht meins. Im direkten Vergleich haben mir die Chroniken von Anbeginn besser gefallen. Das Buch hat für mich auch nichts mit Harry Potter zu tun! Aber das nur am Rande - hat nichts mit meiner Bewertung zu tun, hab das nur des Öfteren in anderen Rezensionen gelesen!
Moira Fogarty
Poor Angie Sage. How annoying, to write a book about a young wizard right in the midst of Harry Potter mania! Comparisons are unavoidable, and reading this story in the shadow of Rowling's legacy makes it difficult to properly evaluate the characters and plot without drawing mental links between Boggart and Hagrid, DomDaniel and Voldemort, that leave an adult reader feeling dissatisfied with the world of Magyk.

It is, however, important to keep in mind that this IS a different book, with differe
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Ann
Dec 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of "young adult" fantasy
Recommended to Ann by: Many people have
I actually ended up enjoying this book quite a lot!
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
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Lilla Lillianna
Jul 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly good written. Clever, funny, and magical. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
P e t t y
Jan 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished-read
This book is totally unoriginal. Even worse, the author try so hard to created her own magical story by replaced a magic wand to a gun. Yes, you heard me, a GUN!!!! I mean, WTF?? A magician using a God damn gun!! This is what I called overly-creative dumb ass. And using bold in some words (e.g Magyk word) totally treat the reader like a total retard. I totally don't get the point!

It's totally pissing me off for the fact that this book get so much praise.

Enough said.
Clair
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves, reviewed, fiction
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

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
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Rachael
Apr 05, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this books mainly on the aesthetic value the cover had. The other reason I was so keen on reading this book was because its summary talked about the seventh son of the seventh son (I've always like this superstition). Sadly, when I actually got to reading the book, I was incredibly disappointed.

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
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غزل أدم
تجربة مقبولة نوعاً ما على الرغم من وقع المؤلفة فى فخ
الملل :- فالرواية يمكن تلخيصها فى 270 صفحة
التقليدية :- فهى تقليدية بشكل كبير تشبه إلى حد كبير أدب القرنين 17 و 19 الخاص بأدب الناشئين مثل حكايات الأخوين غريم والعصفور الأزرق
بالإضافة إلى أنها محاولة واضحة لتقليد هارى بوتر
Sarah
Aug 13, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, ya
Children should read this book as a lesson of what a novel should not be. The plot is pathetic and weak, careening all over the place without ever forming into a cohesive story line. I listened to hour after hour, and it felt an awful lot like when you are listening to someone who takes an hour to tell you a simple story about some mundane task like going to the grocery store. Their story is never all that interesting in the first place, but the fact that they manage to drag it out for such an i ...more
Awoosha
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ملحمة تفعمها العجائب والغرائب والتعاويذ السحرية والمفاجآت، وعالم فريد ثري بالتفاصيل المدهشة، ندعوك لتدخله، ولن ترغب في مغادرته أبداً

صدر منه بالعربية : السحر و الطيران
Ryn
Apr 01, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have been trying to drag myself through this book for the past few days and, if nothing changes, plan to give up within the next 25 pages.

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
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Ben
Oct 07, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
classic example of choosing a book based on its prominent display location. I saw it was a series, sounded interesting, so I got it. While only begun, it is a fun read so far.

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.
Charlie
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this, it was such a fun read.
Lexie
Overall, this book was a little disappointing. It was simply alright. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't that into it either. I was certainly right when I said this would be a light read. It was VERY light. The book just seemed a little undeveloped. It was like it COULD have been great, but it just wasn't. It had the potential, but it was just undeveloped and thin. Maybe it's because this book is clearly for a younger audience, maybe I'm reading this way too late, maybe I would've really liked it if I ...more
Sara Saif
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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Charlotte
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody that can keep track off a lot of characters and who doesn't mind reading a longer book.
Recommended to Charlotte by: My Aunt Roxanne
This book is packed with action and I can not say one bad thing about it. It is one my top 10 list.
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
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Daniel
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prvo da napomenem ova knjiga je pisana za relatiovno mladu populaciju, po mojoj proceni do 12 ili 14 godina starosti. Što znači da je jako ... naivna. Sa druge strane odlično je napisana. Drži pažnju, likovi su interesantni što je i dobto pošto je skoro ceo fokus na njima. World building je veoma slab, tek tolko da se dobije neka ideja a čak ni magični sistem nije previše objašnjen iako se jako puno vrti oko njega.

Nema dosadnih momenata, nema ekspozicije i svet se drži sopstvenih pravila što je
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1), Angie Sage
عنوانها: مجیک؛ جادو؛ افصون؛
عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب یکم مجیک؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: سمیه گنجی؛ تهران، وسعت، زهره، ایران سخن، 1386؛ در 530 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب اول؛ شابک: 9786005142020؛
عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب یکم جادو؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: پرتو اشراق؛ تهران، ناهید، 1387؛ در 437 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب اول؛ شابک: 9789646305857؛
عنوان: سپتیموس هیپ: کتاب یکم افصون؛ نویسنده: آنجی سیج؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهدویان؛ تهران، افق، 1388؛ در 437 ص؛ سپتیموس هیپ کتاب اول؛ شاب
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Nojood Alsudairi
مع أن الكتاب متوقع إلا أنه محمس جدا
عالم السحرة هنا يختلف عن عالم هاري بوتر حيث تبدأ القصة باستيلاء الشر على الحكم
انتهى الجزء الأول فاتح الطريق للثاني وفي الوقت ذاته كأنه نهاية القصة
اهنيء المترجم
Hannah
One word for you: CLICHE
Mitchel Broussard
Magyk wasn't BAD, necessarily, it just really pales in comparison to so many other fantasy stories I've read. My main problem with it was the complete lack of a central main character. The series title, Septimus Heap, is supposed to be that main character. However, he doesn't, technically, show up until really late in the book.

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
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Sam Arnold
I can not say that I didn't enjoy this book because I actually found it a very good read. I have to admit it was a little immature for me in places and I prefer my YA novels to be the older age of the spectrum.

I loved the characters and they were well written and engaging. You can clearly see how the characters will further develop through the books. I have to admit that I guessed the true identity of Septimus Heap very early on but I believe this was intentional. The reader knows a secret that
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ExlibrisLisa
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So ein wunderschönes Kinderbuch <3

Vielen vielen Dank Sabrina dass ich es durch dich doch noch entdeckt und direkt gelesen hab!
Hippo dari Hongkong
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Angie Sage (born 1952) is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre. She also wrote the Todhunter Moon series, and the Magykal Papers, an additional book with extra information about Septimus' world. She is also the illustrator and/or writer of many children's books, and is the new writer of the Araminta Spookie series.

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Septimus Heap (7 books)
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