Magyk is the first book in the Septimus Heap series, by Angie Sage, which is firmly in the fantasy genre and involves wizards, dragons, and a very different world. Granted, it's pretty far from Artemis Fowl, but it's a very good story, with plenty of twists, action, and random jokes—everything from Aunt Zelda's cooking to a red hat. It's written from third-person omniscient viewpoint, which allows for plenty of funny moments when you get to see the reactions of different characters to the same event. There're plenty of laughs, and the series is pretty light-hearted in general, although there are exceptions. The author adds lots of detail, and loads of interesting characters and places are shown. Also, it's cool when something mentioned books earlier suddenly reappears.
Magyk is really good, and gets you started on the series, which is awesome. The book starts off when a wizard's newborn seventh son is declared dead (but is he?), and the wizard himself finds a baby girl in the snow. As it turns out, the girl is the infant Princess, and ten years later she's been discovered. Cue a variety of people being sent out, all intent on killing her. And is Septimus, the wizard's son, really dead?
So, there are jokes and unique chracters and an interesting plot, and I totally recommend this series. Okay, I guess I'm not the best review-writer, but really, check this book out. I almost guarantee you won't be disappointed, although it's not really a "teenager" series, more of a kid one. There's also a companion book, a the beginning of a sequel series, and possibly a movie, although the last news on that was from 2009. What are you waiting for? Click… on… the… link! http://www.amazon.com/Magyk-Septimus-He ... 006223692X
The books in the original series are Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke, and Fyre. The first book in the sequel series is Pathfinder, and the second will be Sandrider, I think.
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