Monday, February 17, 2014

Magyk - Book Review


MAGYK, Septimus Heap Book One by Angie Sage
This is the first book in a series of seven. It is a ginormous book with just over 555 pages in it. We have the hard back book and I absolutely adore the pages as they have made them with different edges, kind of rough, so it looks like an old magic book. It is very well written and I highly recommend reading it, as it is good for a laugh and even better for a mystery. There are lots of twists and turns. If you are a fan of Harry Potter you'll most likely enjoy reading this enchanting book.

It is about saving a princess from the evil wizard, DomDaniel, who wants to get rid of her in order for him to take over the kingdom. Jenna, the princess was rescued as a baby by Septimus Heap, unknowingly after her mother the Queen was assassinated and brought up by a wizarding family, The Heaps, as their youngest child and only daughter, without them or her initially realising that she was the princess. The Heaps and Marcia the ExtraOrdinary wizard (who was involved in saving Jenna in the first place when she was a baby) are now on the run with Jenna in order to save her from DomDaniel's many disguised assassin's.

Along the journey you meet lots of unusual characters. Besides the Heap family and their 6 wizard sons, you will meet boy 412 of the young army, a white witch, Aunt Zelda, whom they stay with, a cat that was turned into a duck, a few forest witches, a most grumpy boggart, a fat message rat, some shield bugs, a dragon, and several, helpful, ghosts.

Will they succeed ...You'll just have to read it and find out.

Reviewed by Hana


  1. Oh what a fun review, Hana! You make the book sound so exciting. I love ginormous books. The bigger the better. The story doesn't come to an end too soon. And if it does, it seems there are lots more books in the series. I know my girls have read some of these books too. They enjoyed them very much!

    1. Thank you, Mrs Elvis, for your lovely reply on my review. I appreciate it.

    2. Sue I had to walk away to laugh, she was so excited to see your comment and then when I said she should reply (above) she was floating ... lol

    3. Lisa,

      I'm so pleased my little comment made Hana feel excited. Her review was wonderful. I really enjoyed reading it. And thank you for sharing her reaction. Your comment made me smile!

  2. Nice review Hana! We love this series too :)


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