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Magyk (Septimus Heap) Paperback – 6 Mar 2006
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A baby girl is rescued from a snowy path in the woods. A baby boy is stillborn. A young Queen is taken ill. An ExtraOrdinary Wizard mysteriously resigns from his post. And all on the same night. A string of events, seemingly unconnected, begins to converge ten years later, when the Heap family receive a knock at the door. The evil Necromancer DomDaniel is plotting his comeback and a Major Obstacle resides in the Heap family. Life as they know is about to change, and the most fantastically fast-paced adventure of confused identities, magyk and mayhem, begin.See all Product description
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There are 7 books in the series, each one as unputdownable as the previous one.
It truly is a Magykal story ! I bought the series of 7 books for my grandson, aged 10, who is enthralled. I am keeping my own set to read again, probably when I get to 80! (Now 73!) Get them all - you will not regret it! I prefer these books to Harry Potter!
However, because of all the mystery, I think it's only worth one read because knowing what's going to happen really ruins the mystery if you read it again.
Hope this honest review helps, have a nice day.
It seems to have been written so that young teenagers would enjoy it without getting bogged down in over zealous descriptions and intricate plots. It is a vary easy read.
The story seems to centre on the main character, though I guess you could say there are several main characters, who is simply known as Boy 412, a 10-year-old orphan who is conscripted into the Young Army. Captured by the enemy (or so he thinks) he refuses to utter a word throughout almost the entire story. He is wisked off from the castle he knows as home and becomes embroiled in a plot against the Extra-Ordinary wizard (who has "captured" him), a sort of chief wizard. I became quite attached to him and was hoping he would make it to the end.
I vary much enjoyed the story and as the story progressed I did start to figure out the ending, but it was still great to see it unfold before my eyes. It is totally different from Harry Potter, though there are one or two things that crop up in the story that remind you of Harry Potter (Boggarts and a character called Rupert Grinch - Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley in HP? >.< ) but that is where any similarity ends really.
I look forward to reading the sequel Flyte: Septimus Heap Book 2
Note on the Kindle version: Good formatting and only only typo that I saw right at the vary end where a Shield Bug is called a Shield Bag. Other than that; perfect.