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The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with uirky characters clever charms potions and spells Ages The th son of the th son aptly named Septimus Heap is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead That same night the baby's father Silas Heap comes acros This was pretty good A nice uick easy read that kept me entertained I especially enjoyed the whimsical tone throughout I would have liked to see a bit emotional depth and moral ambiguity from the characters though This book doesn't really go there Also a tad long for middle grade Still a good read especially for kids I'm sure

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Magyk author Angie SaS a bundle in the snow containing a newborn girl with violet eyes The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home name her Jenna and raise her as their own But who is this mysterious baby girl and what really happened to their beloved son SeptimusThe first part of this enthralling new series leads readers on a fantas wwwmelissa413readsalotblogspotcom I read this book many many moons ago I loved it then and I love it now Things from the book came back to me as I read them Septimus Heap was taken away as a newborn child with the nurse saying he was deadhe was not He was taken away to turn him into something else In his place there was left a baby girl that was found by the father Silas Heap It's funny this happens right as their baby is taken hmmm wonder who she is So the house is full of Heaps and several years later when the secret finally comes out who Jenna really is she goes on a journey with the ExtraOrdinary Wizard named Marcia her father Silas one brother Nicko Boy 412 who was a guard to the wizard tower and the Heap's dog Maxie They take a precarious trip to their Aunt Zelda in the swamps It's such a fun book with all of the little magical things like the Shield Bugs they are so cool and I want a group of them of my own My favorite was Jenna's pet rock that she named Petroc Trelawney I want one actually I have some rocks around here I intend to paint different colors with little faces I doubt they will come to life it I pet them though I love their Boggart friend too There are just so many things to like about this book They have to face a bunch of junk trying to keep away from the bad guys that just want to get Jenna back They find out some things they never knew They learn spells and mostly have a good time It's a great book

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Magyk author Angie Sage reader ò Hardcover ¾ angie sage ¾ ❰Reading❯ ➷ Magyk Author Angie Sage – The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with uirky characters clever charms potions and spells Ages 9The 7th son of the 7th son aTic journey filled with uirky characters clever charms potions and spells and a yearning to uncover the mystery at the heart of this storywho is Septimus Heap Angie Sage writes in the tradition of great British storytellers Her inventive fantasy is filled with humor and heart Magyk will have readers laughing and begging f Poor Angie Sage How annoying to write a book about a young wizard right in the midst of Harry Potter mania Comparisons are unavoidable and reading this story in the shadow of Rowling's legacy makes it difficult to properly evaluate the characters and plot without drawing mental links between Boggart and Hagrid DomDaniel and Voldemort that leave an adult reader feeling dissatisfied with the world of Magyk It is however important to keep in mind that this IS a different book with different strengths and weaknesses It is written for a younger audience than HP many scary parts are played down or narrated from the perspective of an historic event There's less suspense and many breaks for play and mundane activities that slow the forward momentum enough to let small children relax after a scary chase or a bad turn of events There are many nods to classic children's fiction including things that made me groan in pain such as the Heaps' address at There and Back Again Row Grrraauugggghhh Tolkien is rolling in his grave If you like Edith Nesbit or Enid Blyton you'll see a lot of their influence The first 150 pages were not to my taste I struggled through them but found the last half of the book picked up and caught my interest Sage's strength lies in her love of boating and wet places Once the focus of the story moves away from the castle and into the marshes the author relaxes into her own world of old British coastal ways that don't feature strongly in Rowling's franchise the salty ways of sailors and bogs mists and mud bad cooking and swamp creatures Several technical aspects of the book annoyed me no end I found the use of a special bolded font for all Magykal words to be deeply irritating I did not enjoy the mish mash of different verb tenses narrative voices and points of view particularly the heavy use of flashbacksI must also complain about the many many convenient interventions by previously unknown devices that saved the day for our young adventurers Deus ex Machina is everywhere Being attacked by a scary wizard in a deadly boat Not to worry here's a secret boat you never knew you had Being hunted by a man who is going to set you on fire Not to worry just use the magic anti death charm someone gave you last week If Horace had been the editor on hand for the first read through of this script it would still be languishing on the bottom of the slush pileTo conclude this book is a fun read for little kids It is NOT one of the hot new Young Adult crossovers that get printed with a second Adult version of the cover As a thirty something I can say that while I could enjoy reading this story aloud to an 8 to 10 year old it was too young for me to enjoy on my own