The Magician King

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The magical new sequel to Grossman's unputdownable novel THE MAGICIANS

Subject: Fantasy
 
The Magician King, Lev Grossman

Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares...

The Magician King is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an extraordinary journey that allows the imagination to run riot and proves Grossman is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis.

This is a book like no other.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099553465
    Published: 01/10/2012
    Imprint: Arrow
    Extent: 560 pages
  • EBook
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    ISBN: 9781446457863
    Published: 03/10/2011
    Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
    Extent: 560 pages
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"Lev Grossman's novel is full of magic ... stupendous urban fantasy ... The Magician King is Harry Potter for grown-ups who have learned to hate Harry Potter" - The Guardian

"Lev Grossman's The Magicians was my favorite novel of 2009 by a landslide, cleverly combining aspects of classic fantasy with modern literature and pop culture. Grossman's trademark eloquent-yet-hip writing style flourishes in this sequel, a creative and entertaining novel well worth the wait" - Greg Bruce, Boswell Book Company

"Somewhere between Juster's Phantom Tollbooth and Narnia, as told by Philip Roth ... The Magician King is at once an existential exercise that angrily shakes escapism by its shoulders and demands that life have a purpose, and a story about extraordinary deeds, heroism, magic and love. It's a fantastic trick that makes this into a book that entertains and disturbs at the same time" - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

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