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The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman


Overview - The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF THE YEAR S BEST BOOKS
The San Francisco Chronicle Salon The Christian Science Monitor AV Club Buzzfeed Kirkus NY 1 Bustle The Globe and Mail
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams.
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Overview
The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy
#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

ANEW YORK TIMESNOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF THE YEAR S BEST BOOKS
The San Francisco Chronicle Salon The Christian Science Monitor AV Club Buzzfeed Kirkus NY 1 Bustle The Globe and Mail
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can t hide from his past, and it s not long before it comes looking for him.
Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
The Magician s Landis an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670015672
  • ISBN-10: 0670015679
  • Publisher: Viking Books
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 401
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Grossman’s final entry in the Magicians Trilogy (following The Magician King) brings Quentin Coldwater’s story to a satisfying conclusion. After Quentin is banished from his beloved magical land of Fillory and fired from the Brakebills school of magic, he joins a wizardly heist masterminded by a talking bird. The target: a relic from one of the first children to visit Fillory, whose adventures were immortalized in a series of Narnia-like children’s novels. During this mission, Quentin must confront his past mistakes and his role in the dying Fillory’s future. Just as Quentin achieves a new maturity, so Grossman’s trilogy becomes more than a sex-and-swearing satire of Harry Potter and Narnia. Grossman still can’t resist winking at his novels’ antecedents, as when a character uses the Harry Potter catchphrase “Mischief managed.” Though the tone is occasionally too ironic, and Quentin’s victories overly easy—such as a reconciliation with a key character from the first novel—this novel serves as an elegantly written third act to Quentin’s bildungsroman, in which he at last learns responsibility and to not simply put childish things aside but understand them—and himself—anew. Fans of the trilogy will be pleased at how neatly it all resolves. Agent: Tina Bennett, WME. (Aug.)

 
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