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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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    L 05-23-06
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    "Wonderful to listen to!!"

    Even though I'm adult, and had a good idea on where the plot twist was going, this book was so much fun to listen to. I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen BELLEVILLE, IL, United States 04-01-06
    Ellen BELLEVILLE, IL, United States 04-01-06
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    "Fun"

    Ireally enjoyed this book and cared about the characters. A very family type of feeling with this story.

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    Binia 09-21-10
    Binia 09-21-10 Member Since 2008
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    "For Kids"

    This review is for adults who enjoy smart, fascinating, imaginative 'children's' books. This is NOT one of those. I decided to give this a try because more than one reviewer compared it to Pullman's His Dark Materials. I can't imagine why. 'Magyk' is a silly kiddies book, comparable to something like 'Inkheart', not 'The Amber Spyglass' or even Harry Potter.
    It's well read and I'm sure the tots will enjoy it, but that's about it.
    (Admittedly I could not bare to listen to more than half of this book, so perhaps it takes a magical turn toward interesting later on. But considering the childish style, predictable storyline and flat characters, I sincerely doubt it.)

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-01-13
    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2011

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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.

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    Zorglub 05-25-12
    Zorglub 05-25-12
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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

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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 Member Since 2006
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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!

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    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07
    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-22-07
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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!!!!

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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!

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    Robert 11-02-09
    Robert 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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