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Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An ordinary hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here.

The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads listeners 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 heart.

Want the complete series? Download Flyte: Septimus Heap, Book Two and Physik: Septimus Heap, Book Three.

©2005 Angie Sage (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Deliciously spellbinding." (Kirkus Reviews)

What Members Say

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    Jeanne 12-13-09
    Jeanne 12-13-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Most enjoyable"

    I found the author's ability to tell a tightly plotted and logical story in a fantasy milieu with well-drawn characters to be impressive. Sage is deserving of more popular attention than she has.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    PhryneC 07-03-05
    PhryneC 07-03-05 Member Since 2004
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    "watch out J K Rawling...."

    This is one of the most satisfying children's fantasy books I've read and listened to I can remember. The characters are vivid and the mythology is clear and believable. As the first book in a series, I can hardly wait for the following instalments to the story! This is a series to keep your eye on. The audible version is
    read incredibly well and kept us up all night listening.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mindy 06-13-14
    Mindy 06-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun, Silly, and Interesting"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Magyk was a great book! It was a light hearted read that I extremely enjoyed. Some parts of it were extremely funny and I found myself laughing often (especially at the expense of the main villain and that pesky hat of his.)


    Any additional comments?

    The storyline of this book is extremely easy to follow. There isn't any epic battles or stressful situations that leave you on the edge of your seat. Instead it's fun, whimsical, and interesting. The characters are all developed well without going over board leaving plenty of time to get to know them all without feeling overwhelmed. I loved their personalities, the imagery the author creates, and the overall feeling of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-06-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Fortuitous Septimus"

    This story jumps right in from the first page and keeps up a fast moving pace throughout, with ever changing, imaginative characters that were quite and altogether colorful. I was happy to hear that the film rights have been picked up by Warner Brothers and that they have announced that it will be a live action movie, with incorporated computer animated effects. I for one could definitely see all of these wonderful figures come to life. The clever humor sprinkled throughout lightened the feel of the adventure which sets it just a bit apart from the more serious Harry Potter Series. A great, clean read that has an interesting enough plot to keep children as well as adults entertained and I am looking forward to the rest of the Magykal (Septimus), series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 04-12-13
    Maria 04-12-13

    I am a book junkie that can't read in moving vehicles with an hour long commute (public transit). Audiobooks save my life!

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    "Might be for kids but this adult loves it too!"
    Where does Magyk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this book! Harry Potter has been number one on my favorite list for a long time. It has been hard to top the Harry Potter books because those are so great, but this one is just as good!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all of the characters in this book. They are all so unique and the other does well connecting them. The plot is great.


    What about Allan Corduner’s performance did you like?

    He does great voices; it was so fun to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nelle 01-25-13
    Nelle 01-25-13
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    "Makes you wish even more for the movie version..."
    If you could sum up Magyk in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely, positively magical!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Magyk?

    When the truth was revealed in the pond.


    What does Allan Corduner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He truly brings the world of Septimus Heap alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes and yes. I loved reading this book. I loved listening to it even more.


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly a wonderful series. If you loved Harry Potter, you will love Septimus Heap.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Killeen, TX, United States 04-17-12
    J Killeen, TX, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good book"

    This is a good book. I had never heard of this series before and decided to take a chance. It was worth the gamble. This is definately a good family-oriented fantasy series. Children of all ages will be entertained by this story and Allan Corduner does a fine job at telling it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 04-13-12
    John 04-13-12
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    "Beautiful"

    I had this book in my library for a few years and sometimes I would start to listen but it didn't grab me. Somehow, I ended up with another book in the series and really enjoyed it. Since then, I've gone back and listened to them all.
    There are some books that I like to listen to over and over and keep in the background of the house at almost all times. I am so happy to have six more books to add to this collection because Good Omens, Nightside, Dresden Files and Thursday Next need a break. (If they were records, they would've been scratched through by now.)
    I'm an adult and I listen to non-fiction, thrillers, and the other adult "stuff" but it's the lighter stuff that gets played again and again in the tripple digits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hee-Joung Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-doKorea, Republic Of 11-09-08
    Hee-Joung Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-doKorea, Republic Of 11-09-08
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    "Magykal!"

    Great piece of work! I marvel at how the story keeps interesting and unstoppable throughout the whole episode without a pause. Would be great if it goes on to more than fifth volume.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Hutchins 04-15-08
    D. Hutchins 04-15-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved this book"

    My kids and I loved this book. I have to admit that we picked it because of the narrator (loved him from the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix), but even another narrator would be wonderful in this book. We're on the second book in the series now and have determined that this is an author who leaves no loose ends. Be on the lookout for any character mentioned in even the smallest of ways. My kids (13 & 9) love watching out for that and guessing who is coming into the story next. It's really a great book - wonderful fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    8/22/16
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    "Great story for boys interested in magical adventu"

    Kept our boys aged 7 and 9.5 interested for hours in the car. Went on a little too long for Dad. Excellent reading - superb voices

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  • J. Brown
    London, UK
    7/2/16
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    "Great book for kids and adults alike "

    My 8 year old son and I bothed LOVED this book. It was exciting from the very first chapter to the last. At 12 hours it was much longer than any other book my son had listened to so i was worried he might not stay engaged that long, but i needn't have been. He even took my phone and hid in his room to listen to the last 2 hours in peace. I was very annoyed as it meant i missed the ending so had to stay up later to listen to it myself!!

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  • Amazon Customer
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    4/29/16
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    "Loved this book!"
    What did you like most about Magyk?

    The narration was superb, the story gripping from start to finish :)


    What other book might you compare Magyk to, and why?

    Harry Potter or Discworld Books.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I can't tell you as it will spoil the end!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - all of us did (age from 7 to 44!)


    Any additional comments?

    The whole family thoroughly enjoyed this book and we are now hooked. We listened to Book 2 almost immediately and have bought the books too. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caronne Hope
    4/10/16
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    "A Good listen for me to colour and knit too."

    Found Marcia ' s voice a bit irritating, but other than that really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edward
    12/30/15
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    "Great Re-read"
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    Read this as a kid and really enjoyed the series, now as a bored 20yr. old decided to return to it... no regrets, was a fantastic time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dylan
    10/26/15
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    "Not brilliant"

    As a young adult I found this book confusing and for that reason I would not recommend this book to a younger generation than me.

    It wasn't the narrators fault it was just the book had too much description on one thing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberley
    THORNTON CLEVELEYS, United Kingdom
    7/22/15
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    "Undeniably charming story"

    Though there were parts of the story that I felt were over-described and under-described respectively, this first book of the Septimus Heap series had an utter charm that was difficult to criticize. Kids will adore the book for sure, and adults who appreciate whimsy and wry humour will forgive the predictable storyline and fall into the journey. The narrator's voices are pleasantly rural for the most part, making for a distinctive and interesting narrative. Overall, an easy and enjoyable indulgence of a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Selina Williams
    England
    7/21/15
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    "Great for 10 - 13 year olds the"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Friends with children would love this book, easy to listen to for all the family on car journeys


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters and lots of twists in the story yet easy to keep up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jayne
    4/6/15
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    "AMAZING"

    Well well well this book is amazing till start to finish nothing bad 😛 wait till you listen to all the other books you will be hooked to magic and all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SpoiltDiva
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    10/4/14
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    "Great fun"
    If you could sum up Magyk in three words, what would they be?

    Very well read


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a fun story, with interesting characters and a wonderful performance.


    What does Allan Corduner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I found his character voices great fun, particularly Marcia Overstrand and the Tom Jones sound-alike Alther Mella!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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