By Lev Grossman
The New York Times bestselling novel a couple of younger guy training magic within the actual global, now an unique sequence on Syfy
“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a pitcher of vulnerable tea. . . . Hogwarts was once by no means like this.”
—George R.R. Martin
“Sad, hilarious, appealing, and necessary to somebody who cares approximately glossy fantasy.”
“A very understanding and lovely tackle the wizard college genre.”
“The Magicians may simply be the main subversive, gripping and mesmerizing fable novel I’ve learn this century.”
“This gripping novel attracts at the conventions of latest and vintage myth novels so as to upend them . . . an without warning relocating coming-of-age story.”
—The New Yorker
“The most sensible city myth in years.”
Quentin Coldwater is awesome yet depressing. A highschool math genius, he’s secretly enthusiastic about a sequence of children’s delusion novels set in a mystical land known as Fillory, and genuine existence is disappointing by means of comparability. while Quentin is abruptly admitted to an elite, mystery university of magic, it feels like his wildest desires have come actual. yet his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit gap of hedonism and disillusionment, and eventually to the darkish mystery at the back of the tale of Fillory. The land of his formative years fantasies seems to be a lot darker and extra risky than he ever may have imagined. . . .
The prequel to the New York occasions bestselling ebook The Magician King and the number one bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is without doubt one of the such a lot bold and creative works of literary myth in years. nobody who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter may still omit this breathtaking go back to the panorama of the mind's eye.
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I'm prone to be lenient on that rating, yet don’t try out me. whatever too interesting can be confiscated, and you’ll be compelled to put on the college tie, which i do know little or no approximately this stuff, yet i'm informed is cruelly retro. ” while Quentin acquired again to his room he stumbled on a closetful of exact jackets striking there, darkish blue and chocolate brown in inch-wide stripes, paired with white gown shirts. so much of them seemed fresh; a couple of confirmed indicators of incipient sheen on the elbows or fraying round the cuffs and smelled faintly yet no longer unpleasantly of mothballs and tobacco and previous occupants. He replaced gingerly and checked out himself within the reflect. He knew that he used to be most likely presupposed to resent the uniform, yet he relished it. If he didn’t suppose like a magician but, not less than he may seem like one. every one jacket had an embroidered coat of hands on it, a golden bee and a golden key on a black heritage dotted with tiny silver stars. He could later pay attention different scholars name this equipment the key-and-bee, and as soon as he began searching for it he observed it in every single place, labored into carpets and curtains, carved into stone lintels, pieced into the corners of parquet flooring. Now Quentin sat in a wide sq. lecture corridor, a nook room with excessive, lofty home windows on aspects. It contained 4 rows of chic wood desks set on raked steps like an amphitheater, taking a look down on a wide blackboard and a big stone demonstration desk that have been scorched, scratched, scarred, and scathed inside of an inch of its lifestyles. debris of chalk airborne dirt and dust hung within the air. the category had twenty scholars, all in uniform, all taking a look like very traditional little ones attempting very challenging to appear cooler and smarter than one another. Quentin knew that most likely part the Intel technological know-how expertise seek winners and Scripps Spelling Bee champions within the kingdom have been during this room. in accordance with what he had overheard, considered one of his classmates had put moment within the Putnam pageant, as a highschool junior. He knew for a undeniable fact that one of many women had controlled to take over the plenary consultation of the nationwide version UN and push via a movement sanctioning using nuclear guns to guard a severely endangered species of sea turtle. This whereas representing Lesotho. no longer that any of that stuff mattered anymore, however the air used to be nonetheless thick with nerves. Sitting there in his new-smelling blouse and jacket, Quentin already wanted he have been again at the river with Eliot. Professor March paused, refocusing. “Quentin Coldwater, might you please arise to front of the category? Why don’t you perform a little of your magic for us? ” March used to be taking a look directly at him. “That’s correct. ” His demeanour used to be hot and cheery, like he was once giving Quentin a prize. “Right right here. ” He indicated a place subsequent to him. “Here. I’ll offer you a prop. ” Professor March rummaged in his wallet and took out a transparent glass marble, a little linty, and placed it at the desk, the place it rolled a couple of inches prior to it chanced on a hole to settle in. the school room was once totally nonetheless. Quentin knew this wasn’t a true attempt.