Septimus Heap is a fun book to read with kids. This is the second book in the Septimus Heap Trilogy. Septimus is the seventh son of the seventh son and is therefore considered extremely magical. He is the apprenticed to one of the most powerful good wizards at the castle. This book is what I would consider a Disney-ish version of Harry Potter. It is much less dark and violent and bad things keep happening to villain while good things happen to the heroes. Even so, I enjoyed reading it as a read out loud book with my three kids aged 7-15. The only reason I didn't give it more than three stars is that the plot was extremely predictable.