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Angie Sage : Magyk: Spetimus Heap Book One

Author: Angie Sage
Title: Magyk: Spetimus Heap Book One
Copies worldwide:
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Date: 2006-3
ISBN: BM1265522740184854228
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Harper Trophy Edition edition
Latest: 2013/08/19
Weight: 0.8 pounds
Size: 7.0 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
Previous givers: 2 Iyadls (Philippines), Kevin (Philippines)
Previous moochers: 2 Jen H (USA: MI), Phoebe Ann (Philippines)

Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father,Silas Heap, comes across an abandonedchild in the snow-- a newborn girl with violte eyes. The Heaps take her 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 Septimus?
Reviews: BookwormedReviews (United Kingdom) (2014/02/17):
I can not say that I didn't enjoy this book because I actually found it a very good read. I have to admit it was a little immature for me in places and I prefer my YA novels to be the older age of the spectrum.

I loved the characters and they were well written and engaging. You can clearly see how the characters will further develop through the books. I have to admit that I guessed the true identity of Septimus Heap very early on but I believe this was intentional. The reader knows a secret that the characters in the book don't.

I did however find the story a little slow in places and the fact that there was so many characters to keep track off meant that the story was slower as you introduced new characters.

Overall I think this book would appeal to a younger audience. I am not totally against reading further in the series but I will not be rushing out to buy the next ones.