This book is about a wizard named Septimus Heap. He is the seventh son of the seventh son and that is supposed to mean he has special magical powers. How the people in his word spell magic is like this "m-a-g-y-k". Septimus is really interested in "physik" and wants to learn how to do it but the only obstacle is that the only person who knew how to do it died hundreds of years ago. Septimus' sister is being haunted by a ghost that is her great great great great great great great great great grandmother (that kills her own daughters ). The ghost wants to get rid of Septimus first so e can't stop her so she puts a curse on him that he will drown that midnight unless he looks into a weird mirror. he looks into the mirror and gets sucked in. The mirror turns out to be a portal between two different times. Septimus gets to learn physik and meet the person who created physik. Then Jenna (Sep's sister) gets sucked into it also and everybody thinks she is the lost princess. Will they get out and survive or will they die in they're past. read what happened before in "Magyk" and "Flyte" then read this book to find out what happens to them. Good luck!