The Magicians: A Novel
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, soon to be an original series on Syfy
“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.”
—George R.R. Martin
“Sad, hilarious, beautiful & essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.”
“A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.”
“The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.”
Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Magicians (The Magicians #1)User Review - Desmond Charles Reid - Goodreads
Quentin Coldwater is basically your average nerd, who also happens to be a high school math genius. With disinterested parents, a crush on the girlfriend of his best friend, he leaves behind his ... Read full review
Review: The Magicians (The Magicians #1)User Review - John - Goodreads
Occasionally a book comes along that makes you want to re-evaluate your rating process. A book that is so fantastic that you consider dropping the ratings of all the other 5 star books you've rated ... Read full review