Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Teen 'Views: Magyk

From YAB member Beth V.:
Magyk by Angie Sage

This was a tremendous book. When one first picks it up, he or she may be a bit daunted by its length, but once one has read just a few pages, one will begin to see that every page will be worth reading. The characters and setting are well developed. It was easy to be pulled into the world that Sage created with powerful imagery. The reader will feel the characters’ depressions, vexations, and elations; it will seem as if he or she is part of each character’s journey. While some of them seem to fall a bit by the wayside throughout the book, the main characters are well connected to each other and to the plot.

Perhaps the best aspect of this tale is that the plot differs from the norms of the fantasy genre. Sage wrote of a very original chain of events. Many fantasy books seem to be the same tale reworded. Magyk is an entirely different story from anything else this reviewer has read.

Everyone who’s into the fantasy genre should definitely read Magyk. I would also recommend this as a book for someone who’s never before read fantasy as a starter book. The book is more than a tale of witchcraft and wizardry. It has all the essential elements of a great work of fiction; it just happens to be set in a parallel world.

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