Magyk by Angie Sage Septimus Heap Book One @AngieSageAuthor – Publication March 2006

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 abandoned child in the snow—a newborn girl with violet eyes. Who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to the Heaps’ beloved son Septimus?

The first book in this enthralling series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and Magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is the original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

One of my fifth grade students picked this book from our classroom library shelf and began reading it furiously. When it came time to put the book down for math or science, she had a difficult time. The only thing left to do was to pick it up with her and read it too!

Well…she was right! What a great fantasmic, whimsical tale capturing the best of the best in a fantasy series of wizards and magic!

This story starts with the birth of the seventh son of the seventh son who was pronounced dead on the same day a baby girl with violet eyes was found bundled up and abandoned. What happened to Septimus Heap? Who is Jenna? This awesome cast of characters will take you on an amazing adventure through magical forests and castles. I especially love Silas and Sarah, mom and dad to Septimus, Jenna, and 6 other siblings. Parents who stop at nothing to help their kids will have readers, young and old, rooting for them throughout this story. I LOVED it! My student and I loved to talk about it too!

ANGIE SAGE was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She loves the sea, spooky old houses, and time traveling (the easy way, by reading history books). Angie has created many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling series Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie. She lives in England. Visit her online at and on Twitter @AngieSageAuthor.


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