The Magician King: A Novel

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The Magician King: A Novel

by Lev Grossman

Viking Adult | July 23, 2013 | Hardcover

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Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians

Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory-a fictional utopia-was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.

Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off-only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they''d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia''s illicitly-learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.54 × 6.43 × 1.33 in

Published: July 23, 2013

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022314

ISBN - 13: 9780670022311

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– More About This Product –

The Magician King: A Novel

by Lev Grossman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.54 × 6.43 × 1.33 in

Published: July 23, 2013

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022314

ISBN - 13: 9780670022311

About the Book

"The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic--an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. It also introduces Julia, a powerful new voice whose angry genius is thrilling. Once again Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and the cutting edge of literary fantasy.

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Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians

Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory-a fictional utopia-was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.

Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off-only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they''d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia''s illicitly-learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth.

About the Author

Lev Grossman is a senior writer and book critic for Time magazine. He is also the author of the international bestselling novel Codex, the creator of the Time blog Techland, and a graduate of Harvard and Yale. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit levgrossman.com and techland.time.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Lev Grossman's The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel-dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall, and Brooklyn."
-The Daily Beast

"In this page-turning follow-up to his bestselling 2009 novel The Magicians, Grossman takes another dark, sarcastically sinister stab at fantasy, set in the Narnia-esque realm of Fillory."
-Entertainment Weekly

"The Magician King is clearly the middle book in a trilogy, but it's that rare creature that bridges the gap between tales and still stands on its own. And just as the first book showed that growing up is hard no matter how much power you have, it shows that becoming an adult involves far more than just reaching the right age."
-The A.V. Club

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom-not to be missed."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Fans of The Magicians will find this sequel a feast and will be delighted that a jaw-dropping denouement surely promises a third volume to come."
-Booklist

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