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.
©2005 Angie Sage (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Deliciously spellbinding." (Kirkus Reviews)
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
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.
I am a book junkie that can't read in moving vehicles with an hour long commute (public transit). Audiobooks save my life!
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!
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.
He does great voices; it was so fun to listen to.
Absolutely, positively magical!
When the truth was revealed in the pond.
He truly brings the world of Septimus Heap alive.
Yes and yes. I loved reading this book. I loved listening to it even more.
This is truly a wonderful series. If you loved Harry Potter, you will love Septimus Heap.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I downloaded this book for my 9 year-old son and 11 year-old daughter, both Harry P fans. Charlie really rated this book, humorous and exciting. The look of total concentration and the annoyance at the end of a journey at the CD being switched off said it all! Kate enjoyed it too, possibly with a little less enthusiasm, but gobbled up quickly for all that, which is usually an indication of a good story! She praised both the plot and characters and both kids enjoyed the narration.
"Septimus Heap - Brilliant!"
I downloaded magyk because i liked the look of the title and i am so glad i did! My dad set up audible for me and it gave me the series of septimus heap. I listen to stories at night when i go to sleep and the septimus heaps are the books i listen to most. They are funny, action packed and i love listening to them at aged 19
Well read, exciting story, interesting characters and some humour: both my children (7 and 9 yrs old) loved this book, and are pestering me to get the next in the series. I have to say that the parents enjoyed it too.
"Enjoyed by All"
Having been recommended the book by friends I read the paper version and really enjoyed it (I am a 35 year old woman). I bought the audio version for my son, who's 7, and he listened to it every night, and never wanted it to be turned off. Once he finished it he wanted to try reading the print version. More adventure than magic, with interesting characters and some twists (although I saw them coming) which surprised my son. He's now listening to the second book, Flyte.
a great introduction to a story the whole family enjoyed! have already started on the second book of the series, and we are loving it.
"The start of a great series...."
This book is the first in an ongoing series of books, currently seven. It is an excellent read for young or old, and the imagination of the author makes it a fun story which you just don't want to put down.
I like all of the Septimus Heap books although I am not this particular narrator's No.1 fan I think I was a bit unfair to him in my review of Eragon as I managed to listen to all the Septimus Heap books. It's not a masterpiece but it's entertaining, enjoyable and humorous would be wonderful for kids on a long car journey.
It started well and was well read but the story did go downhill about 3/4 the way through to the point that I couldn't finish it.
"Great introduction to the series!"
This book was amazing and i enjoyed it so much i have allready bought the series on audiobook and am allready on the third book. I just cant get enough.
I did enjoy the book although I thing the plot was abit lame. I had guessed the out come after the second Chapter. That said though I will get the rest of the books in hope that they do emprove. So far though I have to say I far prefer The Brtimaeus Trilogy (Jonathan Stroud) and Phillip Pullams work,Oh and I mustn't for J.K.Rowling.
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