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    Description#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The stunning conclusion to the bestselling Magicians trilogy 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 Land" is 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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    Title
    The Magician's Land
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lev Grossman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 401
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670015672
    ISBN 10: 0670015679
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009010, FIC009020
    B&T Merchandise Category: MK0
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/LIBYRD
    LC classification: PS3557.R6725 M37 2014
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Publisher
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    05 August 2014
    Author Information
    Lev Grossman is the book critic for "Time "magazine and the author of five novels, including the international bestseller "Codex "and the "New York Times" bestselling Magicians trilogy. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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    Praise for "The Magicians" "Fresh and compelling..."The Magicians" is a great fairy tale, written for grown-ups but appealing to our most basic desires for stories to bring about some re-enchantment with the world, where monsters lurk but where a young man with a little magic may prevail." "--Washington Post" ""The Magicians" is original...slyly funny." "--USA Today" "Lev Grossman's playful fantasy novel "The Magicians" pays homage to a variety of sources...with such verve and ease that you quickly forget the references and lose yourself in the story." --O, "The Oprah Magazine" ""The Magicians" is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. Solidly rooted in the traditions of both fantasy and mainstream literary fiction, the novel tips its hat to Oz and Narnia as well to Harry, but don't mistake this for a children's book. Grossman's sensibilities are thoroughly adult, his narrative dark and dangerous and full of twists. Hogwarts was never like this." --George R. R. Martin, bestselling author of "A Game of Thrones" "Stirring, complex, adventurous...from the life of Quentin Coldwater, his slacker Park Slope Harry Potter, Lev Grossman delivers superb coming of age fantasy." --Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" "I felt like I was poppin' peyote buttons with J. K. Rowling when I was reading Lev Grossman's new novel "The Magicians."...I couldn't put it down." --Mickey Rapkin, "GQ" "The novel manages a literary magic trick: it's both an enchantingly written fantasy and a moving deconstruction of enchantingly realized fantasies." "--Los Angeles Times" "Intriguing, coming-of-age fantasy." "--Boston Globe" (Pick of the Week) ""The Magicians" by Lev Grossman is a very entertaining book; one of those summer page-turners that you wish went on for another six volumes. Grossman takes a good number of the best childhood fantasy books from the last seventy-five years and distills their ability to fascinate into the fan-boy mind of his protagonist, Quentin Coldwater.... There is no doubt that this book is inventive storytelling and Grossman is at the height of his powers." "--Chicago Sun-Times" "Entertaining." "--People" "Lev Grossman's novel "The Magicians" may just be the most subversive, gripping, and enchanting fantasy novel I've read this century.... Grossman is a hell of a pacer, and the book rips along, whole seasons tossed out in a single sentence, all the boring mortar ground off the bricks, so that the book comes across as a sheer, seamless face that you can't stop yourself from tumbling down once you launch yourself off the first page. This isn't just an exercise in exploring what we love about fantasy and the lies we tell ourselves about it--it's a shit-kicking, gripping, tightly plotted novel that makes you want to take the afternoon off work to finish it." --Cory Doctorow, " Boing Boing" "An irresistible storytelling momentum makes "The Magicians" a great summer book, both thoughtful and enchanting." "--Salon.com" "Sly and lyrical, ["The Magicians"] captures the magic of childhood and the sobering years beyond." "--Entertainment Weekly" "This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them, and tell a darkly cunning story about the power of imagination itself. ["The Magicians" is] an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story." "--The New Yorker "