Author(s): Angie Sage Illustrated by Mark Zug
The first book in a spellbinding adventure series featuring cunning, deception, quirky characters, clever charms and lots of humour.
A baby girl is rescued from a snowy path in the woods. A baby boy is stillborn. A young Queen is taken ill. An ExtraOrdinary Wizard mysteriously resigns from his post. And all on the same night. A string of events, seemingly unconnected, begins to converge ten years later, when the Heap family receive a knock at the door. The evil Necromancer DomDaniel is plotting his comeback and a Major Obstacle resides in the Heap family. Life as they know it is about to change, and the most fantastically fast-paced adventure of confused identities, Magyk and Mayhem, begin.
No.1 Bestseller in hardback Sold 50,000 copies in hardback Rights sold in 21 countries so far Paperback publication coincides with audio edition and hardback publication of Book II: FLYTE
'A book to gallop through' Irish Times 'Warm, funny and humane, Sage takes care with the destiny of even her smallest characters, and is a real discovery' Amanda Craig, The Times 'Her yarn scoots along like a dragon-boat with the wind in its sails' Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
Angie Sage grew up in the Thames Valley, London and Kent. She went to Art School in Leicester where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. After college she started illustrating books and then progressed to writing, first toddler books, later chapter books and now, Septimus Heap and the Araminta Spook series. She lives overlooking a creek in Cornwall and loves sailing her boat, Muriel and all things to do with the sea. She has two grown up daughters.