Magyk Book Review, Angie Sage
Recently I’ve been re-reading an old favourite series – The Septimus Heap books, written by Angie Sage (whom I have had the pleasure of meeting). I expect these reviews will be a bit shorter than previous, save the final book, ‘Darke’. These books are wonderful, I hope I’ll be able to impart to you all how worthwhile they are to read.
In Magyk, we follow the Heap family; a large, rather poor family living in a ramshackle room in the castle, in a collection of homes called the Ramblings. We have father Silas Heap (an Ordinary Wizard), his wife Sarah Heap and the boys: Simon, Sam, Edd, Erik, Jo-Jo and Nicko (all in age order, without checking. Pride? Yes). The seventh son, Septimus, is the seventh son of a seventh son: powerfully Magykal. Problem is though, he died as a baby. Jenna, the adoptive daughter of the Heap family, is not all she seems; and when ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand (a practitioner of good Magyk is always a Wizard. Even a female. Witches are something different altogether, and they aren’t necessarily all bad) turns up and whisks her away for her own safety, all is not well in the castle..