By Lev Grossman
The New York Times bestselling novel a couple of younger guy training magic within the actual global, now an unique sequence on Syfy
“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a pitcher of susceptible tea. . . . Hogwarts was once by no means like this.”
—George R.R. Martin
“Sad, hilarious, attractive, and necessary to somebody who cares approximately smooth fantasy.”
“A very understanding and beautiful tackle the wizard college genre.”
“The Magicians may simply be the main subversive, gripping and spell binding delusion novel I’ve learn this century.”
“This gripping novel attracts at the conventions of latest and vintage fable novels to be able to upend them . . . an without warning relocating coming-of-age story.”
—The New Yorker
“The most sensible city fable in years.”
Quentin Coldwater is very good yet depressing. A highschool math genius, he’s secretly desirous about a sequence of children’s fable novels set in a mystical land referred to as Fillory, and genuine lifestyles is disappointing by means of comparability. while Quentin is suddenly admitted to an elite, mystery collage of magic, it seems like his wildest goals have come precise. yet his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit gap of hedonism and disillusionment, and finally to the darkish mystery at the back of the tale of Fillory. The land of his youth fantasies seems to be a lot darker and extra risky than he ever may have imagined. . . .
The prequel to the New York instances bestselling publication The Magician King and the number 1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is among the so much bold and artistic works of literary delusion in years. not anyone who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should still omit this breathtaking go back to the panorama of the mind's eye.
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He picked up the heavy marble from the place it rested in a stone bowl via the sting of the board. He seemed round on the unusual scene he stood on the heart of. They have been nonetheless in it—they’d been down, yet they’d come just about all the best way again, and he infrequently neglected with the globe. Mercifully there has been no wind, yet a mist used to be accumulating, and it was once getting difficult to work out the a long way finish of the board. The afternoon was once silent apart from the dripping of the timber. “Quentin! ” a boy’s voice known as hoarsely from the bleachers. “Quen-tin! ” The Dean was once nonetheless up within the VIP field, gamely miming enthusiasm. He blew his nostril loudly right into a silk handkerchief. The solar was once a far off reminiscence. all of sudden a delightful feeling of lightness and heat came visiting Quentin—it used to be so bright, and so divorced from the freezing chilly fact throughout him, that he questioned if an individual was once performing some surreptitious magic on him; he appeared suspiciously on the smoldering salamander, however it loftily missed him. there has been the regular feel of the area narrowing to the boundaries of the board, bushes and folks shrinking and curving away round it, changing into silvery, solarized. Quentin’s view took within the depressing Josh, pacing via the sting of the board and taking deep breaths, and Janet, who used to be clenching her jaw and jutting it at him fiercely, hungrily, her arm via Eliot’s, whose eyes have been fastened on a few invisible surroundings within the heart distance. all of it felt very distant. None of it mattered. That was once the humorous thing—it used to be great that he hadn’t obvious it earlier than. He must attempt to clarify this to Josh. He had performed a poor, silly factor within the lecture room, the day Amanda Orloff had died, and he could by no means recover from it, yet he’d found out find out how to dwell with it. you simply needed to get a few thought of what concerns and what doesn’t, and what sort of, and take a look at to not be fearful of the stuff that doesn’t. positioned it in viewpoint. whatever like that. Or in a different way what used to be the purpose? He didn’t understand if he may well clarify it to Josh. yet might be he might exhibit him. Quentin took off his coat, as though he have been sloughing off a scratchy, too-small pores and skin. He rolled his shoulders within the chilly air; he knew it'd be freezing in a minute, yet for the instant it was once simply clean. He sighted at the blond typical participant in his idiotic gown, leaned to at least one part, and slung the globe sidearm at his knee. It hit the heavy velvet with an audible thump. “Ow! ” The traditional grabbed his knee and seemed up at Quentin with an outraged expression. that might bruise. “Foul! ” “Suck it,” Quentin stated. He whipped his blouse off over his head. Ignoring the emerging yelps of dismay on all sides—it was once really easy to disregard humans for those who understood how little strength they truly had over you—he walked over to the place Alice stood, dumbstruck, on her sq.. He might most likely remorse this later, yet God it used to be solid to be a magician occasionally. He hoisted her over his shoulder fireman-style and jumped together with her into the freezing, detoxing water. MARIE BYRD LAND Quentin were pondering concerning the secret of the Fourth 12 months ever in view that he acquired to Brakebills.