The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

By Lev Grossman

The New York Times bestselling novel a couple of younger guy training magic within the actual international, now an unique sequence on Syfy

The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a tumbler of vulnerable tea. . . . Hogwarts was once by no means like this.”
—George R.R. Martin
“Sad, hilarious, appealing, and necessary to an individual who cares approximately smooth fantasy.”
—Joe Hill
“A very realizing and lovely tackle the wizard tuition genre.”
—John eco-friendly
The Magicians may simply be the main subversive, gripping and mesmerizing delusion novel I’ve learn this century.”
—Cory Doctorow

“This gripping novel attracts at the conventions of up to date and vintage delusion novels with the intention to upend them . . . an suddenly relocating coming-of-age story.”
—The New Yorker

“The top city fable in years.”
—A.V. Club

Quentin Coldwater is impressive yet depressing. A highschool math genius, he’s secretly desirous about a sequence of children’s fable novels set in a paranormal land known as Fillory, and actual existence is disappointing by way of comparability. while Quentin is without warning admitted to an elite, mystery university of magic, it appears like his wildest desires have come precise. yet his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit gap of hedonism and disillusionment, and eventually to the darkish mystery in the back of the tale of Fillory. The land of his adolescence fantasies seems to be a lot darker and extra risky than he ever may have imagined. . . .

The prequel to the New York occasions bestselling e-book The Magician King and the number 1 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. not anyone who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should still pass over this breathtaking go back to the panorama of the mind's eye.

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It was once that straightforward. lots of the cabinets have been locked—he most likely wasn’t the 1st scholar to have considered it—but he did be able to load up his wallet with flour and a stray silver fork and a few previous sprouting garlic cloves that will turn out to be useful for anything, he didn’t be aware of what. He headed downstairs. Alice used to be awaiting him at the touchdown among flooring. “I need to ask you something,” she stated, her voice filled with crisp decision. “Are you in love with me? It’s ok should you aren’t, I simply need to know. ” She made it just about all the way in which via, yet she couldn’t fairly say the final word complete voice and whispered it in its place. He hadn’t even met her eyes because the afternoon they’d been foxes jointly. 3 weeks at the least. Now they stood jointly at the gentle, freezing stone ground, abjectly human. How may possibly somebody who hadn’t washed or lower her hair in 5 months be so appealing? “I don’t know,” he acknowledged. His voice was once scratchy from loss of use. The phrases felt extra scary than any spell he had ever solid. “I suggest, you’d imagine i might, yet I don’t. i actually don’t recognize. ” He attempted to make his tone gentle and conversational, yet his physique felt heavy. the ground used to be accelerating speedily upward with either one of them on it. At that second, while he must have been so much lucidly current, he had no proposal no matter if he used to be mendacity or telling the reality. With for all time he’d spent learning right here, every little thing he’d discovered, why hadn’t he realized this something? He used to be failing either one of them, himself and Alice. “It’s okay,” she stated, with a short little smile that strained the ligaments that held Quentin’s center in his chest. “I didn’t imagine so. i used to be extra brooding about even if you will lie approximately it. ” He used to be misplaced. “Was I purported to lie? ” “It’s ok, Quentin. It used to be great. The intercourse, I suggest. You do discover it’s okay to have great issues occasionally, correct? ” She stored him from having to respond to by means of status up on tiptoe and kissing him softly at the lips. Her lips have been dry and chapped, however the tip of her tongue used to be tender and hot. It felt just like the final hot factor on this planet. “Try to not die,” she acknowledged. She patted his tough cheek and disappeared down the steps sooner than him within the predawn twilight. After that ordeal the attempt used to be virtually an afterthought. They have been published individually out onto the snowpack, at durations, to deter collaboration. Mayakovsky made Quentin disrobe first—so a lot for the flour and the garlic and that bent silver fork—and stroll bare out past the diversity of the protecting spells that saved the temperature bearable at Brakebills South. As he gone through the invisible perimeter the chilly hit him face-first, and it used to be past all trust. Quentin’s entire physique spasmed and shriveled. It felt like he’d been dropped into burning kerosene. The air seared his lungs. He bent over, fingers jammed in his armpits. “Happy trails,” Mayakovsky referred to as. He tossed Quentin a Ziploc bag filled with anything grey and greasy. Mutton fats. “Bog s’vami. ” no matter what. Quentin knew he had just a couple of seconds sooner than his arms will be too numb for spellcasting.

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