Magyk by Angie Sage
Book 1 of the Septimus Heap series
Caption At The Back Cover:
Evil necromancer DomDaniel is plotting his comeback. Having 'executed' the most daringly ruthless part of his plan, one obstacle remains. But this obstacle, although small, is proving to be a challenge, and DomDaniel is not fond of challenges he hasn't created personally. They tend not to live for long... unless, that is, they happen to be a member of the Heap family.Genre: Children's Fantasy.
Let the Magyk, Mayhem and incredible chase begin in this spellbinding adventure filled with cunning, deception and wonderful characters.
My Take On This Book:
'Kiddie book' which is a reading pleasure for adults as well.
If you are looking for something "academically correct masterpiece", this is probably not your book. But if you are looking for a good read just for the heck of enjoying one, you might just want to pick this one up.
This is the first book of the Septimus Heap series. Tells about the story of the poor but magical Heap family in a kingdom beside a forest. Septimus was stolen at birth by the midwife but the midwife's baby boy was mistakenly taken by the evil sorcerer instead of Septimus. 11 years later Septimus found his family again but its not a happy ever after but a struggle against evil. Of course the story was not as straightforward as that. It has twists and turns that makes this book an enjoyable read on a lazy Sunday morning.
Cherry's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries