Magyk is a book full of wonders, charms, and surprises. There are 5 series of these books but it is worthy to read them if you like fantasy, spells and enchantment.
Long, long ago, before the time of Hotep-Ra, before even the first Queen arrived on her Royal Barge, a small village was nestled beside a river bend. The village had begun its life as a place of refuge for those escaping from the nearby Forest, which was a Darke and dangerous place. The villagers were quiet people and wanted no trouble. They dug a ditch between themselves and the Forest and put a long, low dry-stone wall beside it; they tended their crops and their livestock and kept to themselves. The village traded with the Port and with the Farmlands. But the prosperity of the village came to the attention of the Forest creatures, who wanted some of the rich pickings to be found there. At night the villagers would lock their doors and listen fearfully as werewolves, witches and all manner of Darke Things came in from the Forest. The creatures took their chickens and goats, blighted the crops, and one stifling summer’s night, they stole a baby from her crib as she lay by open window. The night after the baby was taken, the villagers began the wall. For months they worked, building a strong, high wall, taking it higher than anyone thought it was possible for a wall to be. They worked through three summers and four freezing winters until at last the wall surrounded the village and the Castle was born. Now the villagers began to feel safe. But still the occasional Darke Forest creatures ventured in…
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. The 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 the mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?...
In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He’s stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat shaped lighthouse that has lost its light…
How to Behave When Visiting the Wizard Tower
We, the Wizards of the Wizard Tower, firmly believe in access to all, and tours are available on alternate Monday afternoons. However, we reserve the right to refuse entry to those considered unsuitable. Visiting the Wizard Tower is a privilege. The following rules must be read before you enter the Tower. Please sign the “I accept “clause at the bottom, otherwise entry will be denied.
~ General Behavior ~
Remember that this is home to many Wizards, so please behave as you would in your own home.
The double silver doors at the main entrance are protected by the password. This will be whispered by your host Wizard and it is considered very rude to try to listen.
~ The Magic Floor ~
In the beautiful main vaulted entrance hall of the Wizard Tower you will notice that the floor feels somewhat like sand. Do not attempt to poke at it with your foot; it is a delicate, enchanted substance and difficult to repair. Stand still a moment and take time to watch for any massages. Do not ask the floor to write something special for you – the floor does not take requests.
~ The Spiral Stairs ~
These are moving spiral stairs.
~ The Twentieth Floor ~
The spiral stairs stop at the twentieth floor landing to see the magnificent purple door that is the entrance to the rooms of the Extraordinary Wizard. Do not touch.
How to get there: From the river, land at the Palace Landing Stage. From the Castle, head south down Wizard Way; you can’t miss the huge Palace Gate at the end of the way.
Who lives there: The Princess and her parents, Silas and Sarah Heap. Maxie the wolfhound and Ethel the duck.
What you’ll find there: The ancient seat of the Castle Queens.
Why you’d go there: To visit the Princess or the Heaps, or to sneakily find a little attic room to live in.
Why you wouldn’t: The Palace is haunted and can be spooky. Some people find Silas Heap a little annoying.
Magyk by Angie Sage