The Magician King: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

ISBN9780452298019
PublisherPenguin Books
Published2012/05/29
Pages432
AuthorLev Grossman
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.9 in.

The Magician King: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

Lev Grossman

PAPERBACK

2012/05/29

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.

The Magician King: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

Lev Grossman

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ISBN9780452298019
PublisherPenguin Books
Published2012/05/29
Pages432
AuthorLev Grossman
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

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.

Editorial Reviews

“[A] serious, heartfelt novel [that] turns the machinery of fantasy inside out.”

– The New York Times

“[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