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Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One | [Angie Sage]

Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One

The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers 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.
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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 readers 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)

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    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-01-13
    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Carlsbad Rob

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    "Loved Harry Potter so I thought I'd give it a try"

    And it just felt flat, regurgitated meat from better books. Perhaps it gets better but I didn't make it far past the garbage shoot as it all felt too derivative.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zorglub Maryland 05-25-12
    Zorglub Maryland 05-25-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Insufferable"
    Would you try another book from Angie Sage and/or Allan Corduner?

    No way


    What could Angie Sage have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Poked out my ear dums


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Can't blame the fellow for trying hard, but his over-the-top enthusiasm for this pablum is about as palatable as a super saturated sugar solution.


    What character would you cut from Magyk?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Hopelessly trite and derivative

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 01-22-11
    Amber Fort Collins, CO, United States 01-22-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story, not thrilled with narrator"

    The story was a lot of fun, but I didn't like the narrator's tendency to quaver his voice all the time. It often sounds like he's about to start crying but it's not really appropriate for all of the situations.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Jorgenson 03-17-09
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    "FUN"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book and the narrator was excellent, I'm going to find more of his readings!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07
    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Magyk"

    I was swept away from the very first spoken word! Being a Harry Potter fan I did not think I would ever find another story that could capture my imagination so completely and keep me wanting more - Bravo!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark J. Carroll USA 08-21-07
    Mark J. Carroll USA 08-21-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Not for adults"

    This is a children's book. Not for the Potter fans as this is really just a children's book.

    Great for the kids though!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Woodstock, GA, USA 11-02-09
    Robert Woodstock, GA, USA 11-02-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Harry Potter Ripoff"

    The story shamelessly steals from Harry Potter, themes like the 10th birthday, characters and even some character names! The whole thing is disjointed. The prose is written more simply than Harry Potter making it irritating to listen to. I deleted it from my iPhone.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Whale 05-24-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Grade 5"

    Possibly good for a child but not anywhere near the quality of the Pullman series or many other good YA stories. The writing tends toward descriptions of actions with poor character development. It should be of little interest to anyone over the age of 12.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Trail, BC, Canada 06-11-05
    Ray Trail, BC, Canada 06-11-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Magyk"

    A fun Romp into an inovative story about magic

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David San Jose, CA, United States 06-29-05
    David San Jose, CA, United States 06-29-05 Member Since 2004

    Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area

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    "Kiddie stuff"

    The Kampy "bedtime story" narration and bad bad music piping in way too often just killed this slightly cheezy story - maybe young kids who've run out of new 'harry potter' books might enjoy it. I certainly couldn't take any more of it after enduring an hour of story.

    3 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Stephen C
    TELFORDUnited Kingdom
    8/17/05
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    "A bargain...."

    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.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Guist, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    11/27/08
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    "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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    MalakoffFrance
    8/15/07
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    "Excellent"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • EJ Mayers
    UK
    12/23/12
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty
    UK
    6/27/08
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    "magic!!!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    LUTTERWORTH, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. H. Morris
    UK
    9/25/12
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    "Easy Listening"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    3/2/10
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    "Started well"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brett
    port talbotUnited Kingdom
    12/12/08
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Russell
    Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom
    11/29/08
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    "Magyk"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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