The Magician King, Volume 2

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Arrow Books, 2012 - Fiction - 548 pages
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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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User Review  - Jannes - LibraryThing

Would it make sense if I wrote that The Magician King is better written, but not quite as good as The Magicians? It's the old "curse of the sequel" story, of course: almost everything is more polished ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauraborealis - LibraryThing

It kind of seems that Grossman wrote the first book, not really sure if he would do another. And so reading the second book in the trilogy, it seems that he floundered to create a plot for it. It’s ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Lev Grossman is a novelist and Time magazine's book critic. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and the Village Voice. In 2005 his debut novel Codex was published to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician's Land. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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