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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)

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    Ashlie 09-27-10
    Ashlie 09-27-10
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    "EXCELLENT!"

    The Septemus Heap series is wonderful for both children and adults. It may seem that Sage was looking over Rowling's shoulder as she created some of the characters, but the storyline is very inventive and certainly engaging. What makes this Audible version so valuable is the reading from Allan Corduner. His voices are brilliant and the story comes alive.

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    Binia 09-21-10
    Binia 09-21-10 Member Since 2013
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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.)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 08-17-10
    Linda 08-17-10
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    "Promising... but..."

    The story wobbles between being too predictable ("Boy 412's" true identity was immediately obvious) and too random (the Deus-ex-machina of a buried ship from another era, that just happens to be alive? Oh, come on.)

    However, the characters are reasonably engaging, and so are some of the story details. In addition, the reader is good - which always helps.

    Not my favorite, but passable.

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    Jeffrey Columbia City, IN, USA 10-20-09
    Jeffrey Columbia City, IN, USA 10-20-09
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    "A great book for all ages."

    This is a great book for all ages. It kept me hooked throughout the whole book. I just didn't want to stop listening.

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    Kelly huntsville, AR, USA 06-26-09
    Kelly huntsville, AR, USA 06-26-09
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    "love it"

    the narration and floes of story is quite good

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    Dawn 06-04-09
    Dawn 06-04-09
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    "Good listening!"

    I thought this was a good listen.

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    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 05-27-09
    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 05-27-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Cute and worth the read"

    I loved the book. Imaginative and easy to follow. I am buying the sequels.

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    Logan Minneapolis, MN, USA 02-03-09
    Logan Minneapolis, MN, USA 02-03-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Bad Harry Potter"

    I will usually finish a book. I'll suck it up and get to the end, but I couldn't do it with this one. When the author puts in so much effort to make town walk seem like an epic journey (so much so that the protagonist is wondering how her mother is doing...as compared to 20 minutes ago) I have to bow out.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erin 11-25-08
    Erin 11-25-08
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    "fun but predictable"

    I think this book is much more limited in its audience than some other popular young adult/kids series. The characters are fun and multifaceted enough to be generally interesting. The story develops nicely but the plot is fairly predictable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wildmon az 09-01-08
    wildmon az 09-01-08 Member Since 2008
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    "great children's book"

    excellent story, great for young kids. Some parts are a bit anoying, like the repeticious mention of boy 412, but all in all a light and playfull story that was a joy to listen too.

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