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Septimus Heap Book One: Magyk

by Angie Sage

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 3, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Septimus Heap Book One: Magyk is rated 4.55 out of 5 by 20.

The Magyk Begins Here

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, Silas Heap, comes across an 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 who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 pages, 7.13 × 5.63 × 1.26 in

Published: March 3, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060577339

ISBN - 13: 9780060577339

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book! I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It took me a little while to really get into it but once I was, I couldn't put it down. The fact that the story switched back and forth between perspectives was a bit confusing but it flowed fairly well. Also the bolding of every magic word irritated me but it's easy to look past that. The plot developed nicely and the ending was well done. Some things were left unresolved but I imagine that is to be addressed in later books.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great start to a Middle Grade series I’ve been hankering for a good midde grade book for a while, and I remember reading this a long time ago after it first came out and not being about to get through it because of the length. I was a lot younger then, so a 600 page book was extremely intimidating. I decided to give it another go, and I blasted through it full-speed. I was so enamored of the world-building, the crazy creatures, the quirky characters, and the magykal spells. While I still think this would be a difficult read for a middle grade student because of the length, I think they would also have some issues with explanations of the rules of magyk and the world. Everything is very mysterious, secretive, and left up to the imagination, and while I think this works in some cases, I don’t think the rules were explained enough right off the bat, especially for younger readers. That was another reason why I initially hadn’t enjoyed the book when I was younger, because I didn’t know where the story was going, what what people with magykal abilities were actually capable of. I also thought that some of the situations and descriptions of characters were strange for the sake of being strange. A lot of the filler scenes were unnecessary for that reason. The plot needed to be focussed, but instead it was haphazard, and the pace erratic. However, I loved the characters. There is a mix of young and old, human and non-human narratives intertwined in the story, and it was extremely interesting enjoying getting into their thoughts and the reasons behind their actions. Every character had their faults and their strengths. Jenna was very determined and loyal, but a little bit bossy. Nicko was a great sailor, but he was in his own little world most of the time. Boy 412 is heroic, but hesitant and uneager at first to get caught up in the conflicts of the other characters. Marcia Overstrand is very proud, but she is also extremely powerful and also patient with her charges. The villain in this case really fell short for me because he wasn’t evil enough. DomDaniel is just described as silly and smelly. I wish he had more of a fear factor. I think this is a great start to middle grade series, especially for lovers of fantasy and quirky creatures and characters that never cease to surprise you. Angie Sage beautifully describes her settings and her characters’ thoughts, and she really focusses on the power of family.
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from breathtaking! magyk is a book about a girl named jenna. she is the heir to the throne of her small magyk town. her mother was killed on the night of her birth. the extraordinary wizard marcia, steals away jenna and hides her with another family of wizards. on the day of her 10th birthday, jenna is forced to run, for the hunter is ready and waiting, for the queenling to appear, to kill her. she narrowly escapes and must hide in the white witch's cottage on a far away island. the necromancer domdaniel has stolen the extraordinary wizard amulet from marcia, and is awaiting her death along with jenna's. in their haste to escape the now discovered location of the island, they manage to kill domdaniel, and his army of dark wizards and creatures. they have escaped, and return to their town. to re-unite with lost and loved ones, and to live more happily in their re assurance that no harm shall reach them...for now this was such an amazing book that i'm really anxiouse to read the next ones!
Date published: 2010-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Magykal So i found it confusing at first, but as the book started to continue i found it more amusing cud have been abit better at times but still good book!
Date published: 2010-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite series' It took a few pages for me to get into the story, but once Marcia visits the Heaps, I was hooked. I read it straight through, barely pausing to eat and sleep. I love magical stories, especially written for children, because there's so much imagination. Angie Sage did not disappoint me in this series starter. Definitely recommend to fans of Harry Potter (or magic, really).
Date published: 2009-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible read! This is one of the most wonderful stories I have ever read! Knowing it is the first in a series, made it even more wonderful. It is a "Lyte Reade" and suitable for most readers. The adventure is a little scary at times for younger readers perhaps, but will enchant any reader at any age! (having achieved 40 myself, I loved it!) Brilliant!
Date published: 2008-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This book is the dumbest book ever!!!!!!!!!!! The point of the book is that Septimus Heap gets kidnapped and he joins the army. He is foced to join or else the wicked Marcia Overstrand will kill him! Meanwhile Silas Heap and his wife Sarah are taking care of Jenna, the orphan priness. Septimus is know as Boy 412 and he is ordered on a mission to kill the Queen. He succeeded and this is how Jenna was orphaned. I think Angie Sage stretched the book waaaaaaaaaay to much! Don't waste yor time on books like this or any books like Harry Potter, The Prince and the Popper and anything like that! This is a stupid book! I wouldn't want to rate this book at all but it made me to publish this review!!!!!
Date published: 2008-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely-can't stop reading -kind of Great This book was recomended to me for my son. He was looking for more challanging books to read. He was glued to it for two days. out of curiosity I decided to read the first few chapters just to see what it was all about. I was hooked. The book held my curiosity til they very end. My son and I had a littel tiff , as he wanted the book back to finish reading it and I did not want to give it up.. needless to say once we both finsihed I rushed out to get book 2. I strongly recomend this book for the yonge avid readers at home.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Magykal I picked up this book mainly for the shape and floppiness of the book. I was not disappointed that a book this shape would also be filled with a story to last generations. It is a highly underrated book that is suitable for all ages. The characters are funny in a way that does not need any explaining. I can't wait to read the second book in the series Flyte.
Date published: 2008-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than The First! Flyte had more suspense, humour & even magyk than the first! I was truly surprised that it beat Magyk. I loved everything about this book. No bad comments whatsoever.
Date published: 2007-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing acheivement This book barely lasted me the 6 hour flight to Vancouver. I could barely put it down! This is an absolutely great story, and is sure to attract new readers like moths to a flame!
Date published: 2007-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magykal! this book is amazing. I loved it. All the characters are unique and have their own quirky personalities. The plot is great and Ms, Sage knows how to write a great plot.
Date published: 2007-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! My favourite book ever. Full of unexpected twists and turns.
Date published: 2007-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter vs. Angie Sage Why would anyone that reads Harry Potter not want to read this? i personally think that Harry Potter is better but then again, the Septimus Heap books are good but also very quick for reading. Read all the Harry Potter books and sad that the 7th is the last? Don't know what to read next? Well, you just HAVE to read the Septimus Heap books. Thanks. And take my suggestion. You'll need it!
Date published: 2007-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best story I have read This story was amazing, i couldn't put it down. I love all the characters! my favourite is boy 412 and I love how he finds out who he is at the end! Jenna is also one of my favourites. This book is AMAZING, i am reading the second book right now, i can't wait for the third!
Date published: 2006-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great this was a hard book to get into although once you're in you find it was worth the struggle.
Date published: 2006-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming back and still strong Did it again! Right on the money! It doesn't waste time the first chapter grabs you. I can picture everything I'm reading inside my head like a movie. I love how she made more action, and made it a lot harder for Jenna. The way relationships are bein made. Most of all they way things were placed just perfectly. Making you go.. "OH!! I get it now." I like how she didn't forget to leave out anyone from the last book, plus added some new ones in and it flowed with it. The way its going so far I just can't wait for the 3rd one to come out.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay I found this book lacked a lot of things like suspense but other than that it was really good!
Date published: 2006-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossibly good. This book really is magyk, or the author must be because it's impossibly good!!! Right through to the end this book is good, and i read it in 3 hours. I recommend this to anybody!
Date published: 2006-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER!!!! I loved this book the moment I read the summary on the back. I read it in 4 days nonstop. As soon as I was done I went to buy the sequal. The book was so exiting and mysterious. I loved it!
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cutely the best this book i recommend for kids grade 3-6 for its cute and clever story its a whole new look on magic with a plot to go with it. boy 412 later known as septimus finds hime self surounded by magic boy a wight wich a craby extraordinary woman and the long lost princess whom is being hunted. he doesnt like a single bit of it but finds he does, his first family but can he protect them from the people whom have been wanting to destroy them so long theyd do any thing? well your just going to have to read to find out.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read :) I loved the first book in the series and this one just gets better. Can't wait for the third.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever!!!! Angie Sage is such an awesome writter!! Magyk is so good that i read it twice!!! i definitely recommend this book and it's sequel for kids between 10-15. it is soooo good!! it is the perfect combo of magic, adventure and mystery.if you liked Harry Potter,you'll defenatly enjoy this! flyte is relly good too, so remember to read it when your done Magyk!!!
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic I can't wait for the next one, this book got going so fast, I was hooked from the beginning. Great read.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! This book is so awesome! I loved every part of it, I would give this book a grade of an A-, because some parts were good and some parts were kind of boring.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from far out! wow i just got this book yesterday i could not put it down gr eat book!
Date published: 2006-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magykal!!!! Magyk is a very good book!!!! It is very underrated and much too little advertising and attention was payed to this book, as Inkheart, Children of the Lamp:the akhenaten adventure and other bestsellers were coming out more than ever at that time. Despite the little attention gave, this book is of Good quality and it is definetely worth it to read all 500 some pages. Septimus Heap is the 7th son of the 7th son, but nobody knows that for a while. He is found as an abandoned baby in the snow, and the rest is history!(in the book). Their is alot of magyk and exitement in this book and i guarentee you that you will not be dissapointed in this book, Magyk, if you take the time to readd all 5oo some pages, cover to cover! Magykal!!!!
Date published: 2006-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best bok ever I couldn't take my eyes off magyk and i can't wait to get this one
Date published: 2006-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book This book is great!. I love it so much I want to buy it myself. I'm sure the second one is just as great and can't wait to read it!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sure to be awesome! Magyk, the first book in the series, was absolutely fantastic so I would assume that the sequel would be just as good. I can't wait for it to come out!
Date published: 2006-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big up's and big downs I think the book was really good but it was a bit of a disappointment as well. There were many good parts in the book that kept you hooked but there are also parts that aren't very good. Those parts kinda let the book down a bit. But other wise all in all it was good.
Date published: 2005-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Family Book We just finished reading this aloud with our 9 year old sons. Although great readers themselves, they still enjoy a really great book read aloud, and we have read some marvelous books together. Septimus Heap is one of the great ones - the characters are entertaining, the heros are likable and we were all rooting for Boy 412 to discover his true family. I think we may adopt the Young Army list conventions: story - good ilustrations - good shield bugs - good DomDaniel - bad this book as a read-a-loud - very good. All-in-all a really fun book to read together - good magyck, great sense of humour and lots of suspense too.
Date published: 2005-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book rules this book is great for ages 7 and up i really enjoyed it!!!
Date published: 2005-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stupendous Book Oh my lord! This is just a stupendous book. When you start reading it it just grabs you and envelopes you in a world of Magyk . You won't be able to put it down!!! If you like magic/Magyk book but you aren't really a fan of Harry Potter, then this is a book for you!
Date published: 2005-07-11

– More About This Product –

Septimus Heap Book One: Magyk

by Angie Sage

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 pages, 7.13 × 5.63 × 1.26 in

Published: March 3, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060577339

ISBN - 13: 9780060577339

About the Book

Now in paperback--the first book in an enthralling new series filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions, and spells, to uncover the mystery a--who is Septimus Heap? Includes a Q&A with Sage and a sneek-peek at Book Two. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

The Magyk Begins Here

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, Silas Heap, comes across an 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 who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

About the Author

Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a secret tunnel below it. The first five books in the Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

Editorial Reviews

"A fresh take on the world of magic." (Child Magazine)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12