Septimus Heap: Magyk
by Angie Sage
rating: 4 stars
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. 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?
This series was recommended to my 10 year old daughter and myself by the librarian. This being the first book it was kind of weird and took some getting used to. I have heard it compared to the Harry Potter series, I don't think they are comparable. The story follows the lives of the Heaps who are lower class is the society they live in. Their is a lot of action in the book however I think some of the parts dragged on for too long. I am definitely going to be reading more of the series but with some reservations.
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