Angie is an English author born 1952, in Thames Valley, England. She writes in the Fantasy genre. Part of the genre is the need for a good map and she has one! There are sketches of the different characters adorning each new chapter, showing who the chapter is about. These are done by illustrator Mark Zug.
Angie Sage is mind blowing children’s book author. I discovered her only last year whilst doing market research for young adult literature. For me, market research involves reading loads of really great books whilst calling it work!
List of Works
Septimus Heap Series Araminta Spook Series
Magyk (2005) My Haunted House (2006)
Flyte (2006) The Sword in the Grotto (2006)
Physik (2007) Frognapped (2007)
Queste (2008) Vampire Brat (2007)
Syren (2009) Ghostsitters (2008)
The Magykal Papers (2009) TodHunter Moon Series
Darke (2011) Pathfinder (Forthcoming Aug, 2014)
The Darke Toad (Novella)
The Septimus Heap Series begins with Magyk. It is an incredibly imaginative work of fiction with laugh out loud humour. It is completely consciousness absorbing for those with a vivid imagination. It is rich in symbolism and magic. Angie uses misspellings, bold or italic typeface to highlight the magykal properties of certain words, for example Darke, Flyte, Physik etc.
Septimus is a boy who was abducted as a baby by the evil wizard Dom Daniel because he was the seventh son of a seventh son and therefore would be a very powerful wizard. Dom Daniel wanted him as his apprentice, but he gets much less than he bargained for.
Meanwhile, the Queen is murdered and the baby princess missing presumed dead. There is the hint of Darke attempting to return but Marcia Overstrand Extraordinary Wizard will not allow that to happen. About 10-12 years later a boy in the army called 412, brainwashed and afraid, gets caught up with a bunch of wizards whom he’s been told to guard the palace against but when he begins to overcome those fears, friendships are forged.
Septimus Heap is totally brilliant in my opinion and if you like fantasy stories about magic, friendship and teamwork then you will love it too!