The Magician's Land: A Novel

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Penguin, 2014 - FICTION - 401 pages
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The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy

Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for, not to mention his closest friends, is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complex—and far more dire—than anyone had envisioned.

Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers buried secrets and hidden evils and ultimately the key to a sorcerous masterwork, a spell that could create a magical utopia. But all roads lead back to Fillory, where Quentin must face his fears and put things right or die trying.

The Magician’s Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

 

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User Review  - cbloky - LibraryThing

it was a fitting end to the story, all the story lines where wrapped up neatly. Although it was wrapped up in differently left room for another book if he decides to. i would differently recommend the series Read full review

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User Review  - Widsith - LibraryThing

Lev Grossman has said he thinks writers should read their reviews and should take their criticism seriously. I thought that was quite an unusual and telling comment; I kept thinking about it, because ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
37
Section 5
46
Section 6
65
Section 7
76
Section 8
89
Section 17
211
Section 18
225
Section 19
242
Section 20
254
Section 21
265
Section 22
271
Section 23
282
Section 24
295

Section 9
106
Section 10
118
Section 11
132
Section 12
147
Section 13
160
Section 14
181
Section 15
190
Section 16
201
Section 25
315
Section 26
327
Section 27
342
Section 28
355
Section 29
371
Section 30
385
Section 31
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About the author (2014)

Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine and the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Codex and the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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