Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk

by Angie Sage, Mark Zug

HarperCollins | October 13, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk is rated 4.2857 out of 5 by 14.

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: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 13, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061757063

ISBN - 13: 9780061757068

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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 BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! My favourite book ever. Full of unexpected twists and turns.
Date published: 2007-07-13
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 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 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 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 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

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Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk

by Angie Sage, Mark Zug

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 13, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061757063

ISBN - 13: 9780061757068

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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?