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Angie Sage

Angie Sage is both an author and illustrator. She loves the sea, spooky old houses, and medieval England. Ms. Sage has created many books for children, including the Araminta Spookie series. Read excerpts of all of the Septimus Heap novels at Angie Sage’s website.

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Magyk: Pales in comparison to Harry Potter

Magyk by Angie Sage

Let's not beat around the bush. Angie Sage has clearly been inspired by the world of Harry Potter, which makes it somehow impossible to review her work without comparing it to J.K. Rowling. Since Rowling's phenomenal series exploded across the world of publishing, there has been an onslaught of pre-adolescent youngsters with magical powers and unusual names popping up in the children's sections of bookstores and libraries everywhere. Charlie Bone. Percy Jackson. Artemis Fowl. And now, Septimus Heap. Considering the amount of lame Read More

Flyte: Despite some weaknesses, still a nice little read

Flyte by Angie Sage

As the sequel to Angie Sage's first novel Magyk, a pre-teen wizarding fantasy heavily influenced by the HARRY POTTER series, Flyte picks up a year after the events of the first story, in which the magical Heap family discovered several amazing secrets about their past. Namely, that their adopted daughter Jenna was in fact a princess and that a young nameless boy they picked up in their adventures was their long-lost son Septimus, the highly gifted seventh son of a seventh son. Together, the two siblings found a beautiful Dragon Boat, defeated the evil wizard DomDaniel, and rescued the ExtraOrdinary Wizard — with Septimus becoming Marcia Overstrand's Apprentice in the process.

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Physik: Sophisticated plot, intriguing resolution

Physik by Angie Sage

I gave this book's predecessors rather lukewarm reviews, finding them a little too simplistic and reliant on the success of Harry Potter, with rather weak villains and too many periphery characters to keep track of. However, all that changes with the third installment in the series, which has a sophisticated plot with an intriguing resolution, a truly unnerving villain and a very real sense of danger and suspense. The protagonists of the series are Septimus and Jenna Heap, the former the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard and youngest son of the Heap family, the latter a long-lost princess raised by the Heaps who has recently found her heritage as future-ruler of the land. Together, they make a good team and are friendly, likeable and intelligent characters in their own right.
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More books by Angie Sage

Araminta Spookie — (2006-2015) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Araminta Spookie lives in a wonderful old haunted house, but her crabby aunt Tabby wants to move. Aunt Tabby is determined to sell their house — Araminta has to stop her! With the help of a haunted suit of armor named Sir Horace, a ghost named Edmund, and a lot of imagination, Araminta hatches a plot for an Awful Ambush that is so ghoulish, it just might work!

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