416 pages, 9.54 × 6.43 × 1.33 in
July 23, 2013
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.
From the Publisher
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.
“[A] serious, heartfelt novel [that] turns the machinery of fantasy inside out.”—The New York Times (Editor’s Choice)“A spellbinding stereograph, a literary adventure novel that is also about privilege, power, and the limits of being human. The Magician King is a triumphant sequel.”—NPR.org“[The Magician King] is The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes. It’s dazzling and devil-may-care. . . . Grossman has created a rare, strange, and scintillating novel.”—Chicago Tribune“The Magician King is a rare achievement, a book that simultaneously criticizes and celebrates our deep desire for fantasy.”—The Boston Globe“Grossman has devised an enchanted milieu brimming with possibility, and his sly authorial voice gives it a literary life that positions The Magician King well above the standard fantasy fare.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Grossman expands his magical world into a boundless enchanted universe, and his lively characters navigate it with aplomb.”—The New Yorker“Grossman is brilliant at creating brainy, distinct, flawed, complex characters, and nearly as good at running them through narrative gauntlets that inventively tweak the stories that generations have grown up on.”—The Portland Oregonian“The Magician King, the immensely entertaining new novel by Lev Grossman, manages to be both deep and deeply enjoyable.”—Chicago Sun-Times“Readers who have already enjoyed The Magicians should lose no time in picking up The Magician King. For those who haven’t, read bot