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The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Written by on Friday, July 21st, 2017. Filed Under: Inspired Reviews

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The Magicians intrigued me from the first episode of the television series, after I checked it out because of all the ads for it and how awesome it supposedly was. After the first episode, I thought the book would be right up my alley. And mechanically, it was. The magical world built in the first book hooked me and I wanted to learn all about the technical aspects of this magical world. And the interweaved story of Fillory and what happens after “the end” in fantasy stories involving kids was a refreshing take on just how children handle fantastical situations and then get dumped into the non-fantastical real world. I am intrigued as to what the following two books in the trilogy offer up to expand on the world(s) built in the first book.


Author: Lev Grossman
Where to find him: Facebook/Twitter
Published:
2009
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Where to purchase: Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Indiebound/Powells/iBooks


Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined…