Well, for those of you who have read the wonderful Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, I would hope you would find this book interesting as well. It is a wonderful set of back stage information of characters, files, diaryies, and even a sobering recipe by Sarah Heap called sauteed frogs... and yes, it is what it sounds like . XP. The illustrations provided by Mark Zug have a childish wonder to them, and there are plenty of these wonderful pictures to be found! There are accounts of the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, and her graded assignments written by her apprentice, Septimus. Oh, if you enjoyed the Harry Potter books, think of this as a bunch of backround information on Hogwarts and etc. I seriously recommend that if you are interested, you should read the other books before this one, which are; Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, and Dark. I am sure that more are on the way!!!