Hidden Sevens in Magyk

Nico Chiodi, a member of our Show; Don’t Tell writing workshop, is today’s guest blogger!


For those of you who have read  Magyk by Angie Sage, you probably didn’t notice the hidden sevens.  You know Septimus is the seventh son of a seventh son and maybe that his name, Septimus, means ‘seventh’ in Latin. September was once the seventh month in the Roman calendar. But, there are other sevens in the book. 

Most of them are numbers, which when added up, equal seven.  Example: Boy 412. 4+1+2=7. The others in the book are cleverly disguised.  Look for addresses, streets, chapters and more!  If you did notice the hidden sevens, congratulations!  If not, to find the answer, some copies of the book have an ‘extras’ section to explain.  Good Luck!

If you have not read this book, I suggest you read it. It is truly amazing, it has a lot of magyk and action!

p.s. Did you also notice that anytime Angie Sage uses a magykal phrase, she writes it in bold?

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2 Responses to Hidden Sevens in Magyk

  1. Amy says:

    Excellent post. I’ll have to check that out; I love word games.

  2. Glorious Read says:

    Very nice post, Nico. I love Magyk but I didn’t notice all the sevens in it. I’ll have to give it another look.

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