The Magician King

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Random House, Aug 1, 2012 - Fiction - 548 pages
483 Reviews

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.

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Character development was great. - LibraryThing
The plot was also all over the place. - LibraryThing
The ending though was good. - LibraryThing
It was an unoriginal attempt at fantasy writing. - LibraryThing
He's a decent writer, maybe even better than decent. - LibraryThing
The writing isn't that great, either. - LibraryThing

Review: The Magician King (The Magicians #2)

User Review  - Frank Hoppe - Goodreads

Everything I could have hoped for in a trilogy's second volume! A deepening of the plot line's cosmic and theological resonance, and a tantalizing set up for volume 3. Bring it on! Read full review

Review: The Magician King (The Magicians #2)

User Review  - Nicholas Karpuk - Goodreads

Sometimes the rating system provides an interesting challenge. Do I rate the Magician King based on my level of enjoyment and the books general readability, or do I go on how I felt about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Lev Grossman was born in 1969, the son of two English professors, and grew up in a suburb of Boston. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in literature and went on to the Ph.D. program in comparative literature at Yale, although he left after three years without finishing a dissertation.

After Yale, Grossman worked for a string of dot-coms while writing freelance articles about books, technology and culture in general for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, until he was hired by Time in 2002 and became the magazine's book critic as well as one of its lead technology writers.

He is also the author of international bestseller CODEX.

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