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Magician King

Lev Grossman

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/8/2011)
Paperback (5/29/2012)
Hardcover (8/9/2011)
Paperback (11/29/2016)
Compact Disc (8/9/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/4/2012)

August 2011 Indie Next List

“Not since the seemingly never-ending wait for the seventh Harry Potter book have I been so antsy about a release. Lev Grossman's The Magicians, my favorite novel of 2009 by a landslide, cleverly combined aspects of classic fantasy with modern literature and pop culture. With that groundwork in place, Grossman takes us back to Fillory with The Magician King. Quentin is a powerful sorcerer and a royal monarch who is bored out of his mind. He embarks on a seemingly menial errand to collect back taxes from a faraway island and stumbles into an epic and momentously important quest to save the magical world. 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, Milwaukee, WI
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Description

"The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic--an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. It also introduces Julia, a powerful new voice whose angry genius is thrilling. Once again Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and the cutting edge of literary fantasy.

William Heinemann, 9780434020805

Publication Date: September 1, 2011



About the Author

LEV GROSSMAN is a senior writer and book critic for "Time "magazine. He is a graduate of Harvard and Yale, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. In 2011 Grossman won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer from the World Science Fiction Society.