The Magician King, Volume 2

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Arrow Books, Aug 1, 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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Character development was great. - LibraryThing
As I mentioned, the plot was weak. - 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 plot was also all over the place. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - lauraodom - LibraryThing

I disliked this book immensely. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it just didn't. The "plot" was almost non-existent. It just kind-of rambled around taking bits and pieces from other (much ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlake - LibraryThing

Stalled at page 94. Interesting but other books got in the way. Will come back to. 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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