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5.0 out of 5 stars
Septimus Heap you won't put it down!, 24 May 2005
I originally bought this book for my eight year old son, but picked it up one afternoon and soon found that I was consumed with the narrative. Its a spellbinding mix of magic, puzzle and intrigue that will leave you desperately awaiting the next installment. I can recommend this book to children and adults, and I am going to read this as a class novel to my year four children in September. The short quirky chapters make it easy to read in short bursts, but I Promise you, it won't take you long to realise that you can't put it down. It's been along time since I have been inspired to read with such zest, in fact the last time was when I first read The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe. Dare I say it, I think it is better than Harry Potter!!