The Magicians Trilogy

The Magicians Trilogy The entire New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy including The Magicians The Magician King and The Magician s Land now available in one ebook bundle The Magicians Quentin Coldwater is

  • Title: The Magicians Trilogy
  • Author: Lev Grossman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The entire 1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, including The Magicians , The Magician King , and The Magician s Land , now available in one ebook bundle The Magicians Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable A high school math genius, he s secretly fascinated with a series of children s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and realThe entire 1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, including The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician s Land, now available in one ebook bundleThe MagiciansQuentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable A high school math genius, he s secretly fascinated with a series of children s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and dangerous than he ever could have imagined .The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.The Magician KingQuentin Coldwater should be happy He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory a fictional utopia was actually real But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they d hoped As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia s illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth.The Magician s LandQuentin Coldwater has lost everything He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical world of his childhood dreams that he once ruled 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 complex and far 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 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.

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    • Terry Brooks says:

      Even though I am touching on familiar territory here, I want to recommend Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy - The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician’s Land. This is very adult stuff and not for younger readers, but from mid teens upwards, it’s fine. It is such a well constructed and well written story I cannot say enough good things about it. As stories go, I admire this one greatly. It is one of those rare cases when I can say that this is a set of books I wish I had written. You [...]

    • Drew Darby says:

      As a fan of magical fiction, I wanted desperately to love these books. However, I'm an even bigger fan of Literature's potential to challenge, transform, touch the reader in some way. With each book I was waiting for some of that to come by the end—something that made me think or feel something deeply, a grace note or a deep truth about life. By probably the middle of the second book, I was just hoping some clever plot structure would emerge by the end of the trilogy. I was not satisfied by th [...]

    • Alexandra says:

      I recently finished the last of the trilogy. I didn't have the boxed set, but I sent it to my niece. Now, I have to preface this review by saying that I am almost 70 years old. This series was certainly engrossing. It had all the parts left out of the Harry Potter series, because that was for juveniles and this is for the 20-35 year-olds. I say this because it is very hip in language, references to pop culture, and so forth. And Magic is still interesting. They are a sprightly read, very inventi [...]

    • Nico says:

      I started reading this series because I liked the SyFy adaptation TV series. As usual the stories of both formats are a bit different. To be honest. I liked the build up of the story in the books a lot better. You get to know the characters an the worlds they live in. Thus getting some kind of connection with them all. And the books are a lot less gory than the TV series.

    • Devon Green says:

      I went into this book thinking it was geared towards younger audiences. I came out of it with the elevator pitch of, "It's Narnia meets Hogwarts but in grad school, so with profanity, sex, and drugs,". The series doesn't peak at number one, for me the first book is the weakest: not because it's weak, but because it simply has to do all the heavy lifting and mechanics of setting up a complex set of worlds and fully-formed characters, which Grossman does beautifully. It supposes that magic exists [...]

    • Michael Murphy says:

      I wrote individual reviews of each book, so this is for the series. This is top notch fantasy, beautifully written, with engaging characters and an incredibly imaginative story. One of the best fantasy series I've read in years. Be patient at the start - the characters start out as irritating hipsters, but by the end grow into a remarkable group of people.

    • Brian Goedde says:

      The trilogy was HIGHLY enjoyable. However, 5 minutes into the made for TV Syfy adaptation It is a complete TRAVESTY. Read the book. Watch the series at your own risk.

    • Jerry Rocha says:

      Each one of these got better and better.

    • Alanna King says:

      Do you remember how you felt at the end of the Harry Potter booksyou couldn't believe it was all over? Lev Grossman's world renderings have left me feeling like I have been to another world and back again. Truthfully, I didn't start enjoying Harry Potter as an adult until we got to #3 The Prisoner of Azkaban and things took a turn to the darker. Well, Grossman starts you with that delicious darkness right away by following the angsty college-age characters into the pits of their binge-drinking, [...]

    • LOL_BOOKS says:

      I'VE DISCOVERED THAT I'LL PUT UP WITH A LOT OF NONSENSE IN A BOOK IF IT'S GOT A MAGIC SYSTEM OR SOME WORLDBUILDING THAT INTRIGUES ME. I EVEN ENJOYED THE MAGICIANS JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE MAGIC WAS SO INTERESTINGFL THOSE SHITTY BOOKS.I WOULDN'T SAY IL THEM, BUT I DEFINITELY LIKED THEM MOAR THAN MOAST OF MEME. ESPECIALLY THE FIRST ONE.I LOVED THEM. I THOUGHT I WOULD HATE HOW CONTEMPORARY AND BRO-Y THEY WERE BUT I DIDN'T. I WAS PRETTY INVESTED IN ELIOT AND JANET IN THE LAST BOOK.I LIKED THE MAGI [...]

    • Susan Hill says:

      I dare say these are officially now my all-time favourite books. I think the New York Times reviewer said it best when he wrote "If the Narnia books were like catnip for a certain kind of kid, these are like crack for a certain kind of adult." I fear the withdrawal symptoms will kick in soon

    • Mark says:

      Sort of enjoyed the first book. Really enjoyed the second. Really had to drag myself through the third.

    • Matthew Harbowy says:

      Roughly started, but well worth itThe magician's trilogy has an occasionally uncomfortable feel throughout, which I think is due in part to being an adult series of novels with far too close a relationship to the YA novels, both fictional and nominal, it is set against. There's something unnervingly leering about Quentin early in book one, as though it is a teenage boy written unconvincingly by a lecherous older man, that feels innapropriate. It feels, at times, to be trying too hard to be an an [...]

    • Caro says:

      I started reading the books because I love the show. Every one of these characters was constructed and created in a very detailed way which makes it easy to connect with them and find yourself somewhere in there. Something else this book gave me which most fantasy books lack (in my opinion) is the diversity and background story every person gets here. Whilst i.e. Harry Potter is focusing more on the popular kids, The Magicians is ruled by the misfits, outcasts and nerds.I couldn't even choose a [...]

    • Kate says:

      I enjoyed it! I definitely devoured the entire series in a very short period of time. I liked the second two books more than the first, mostly because Quentin was sort of an awful person in the first novel.I could also tell that the author matured more between the books--they became less about who Quentin wanted to sleep and him ogling women he had no respect for, and more about the magic and the worlds they were living in. I also think the Brakebills parts could have been expanded and enriched- [...]

    • Loredana Cretu says:

      A bit disappointed after being such a big fan of Harry Potter. Lev Grossman created a similar world for young wizards, although much older than in the case of Harry. There are a lot of elements that can be found in other fantasy novels, but also new elements, some of which were rather confusing. All in all, I hoped until the last page it will get better, but I consider it average and would rather recommend Rowling at all times.

    • Alex Daniel says:

      Re-read these because the SyFy show popped up on Netflix. They're good, but man, are they so hard to recommend. A recommendation for THE MAGICIANS would require lots of qualifications and caveats. My second time through, I think the characters were much more likable (save a few moments). Second book is no good.

    • Esther Haberman says:

      I savored this read. Many times I have tried to do this but I was successful with this one because I had the video to watch too. I'm now really liking this method. It isn't possible with most books but what fun with this subject model and such fun characters as the magicians in the book. You will love it if you can suspend disbelief at all.

    • Tyler says:

      Two thumbs upIt isn’t often that you have a novel that can successfully stand on its own while acknowledging the works of other authors. The character building and seamlessness of the stories was enjoyable.

    • Kelli says:

      Very fun, for those who loved Aslan and Harry and all the others. For those who once believed in magic and magical lands. Will need to reread in the future and will whole lovingly pass along to friends in need of an escape.

    • Jennifer Pfieffer says:

      Wonderful!Really loved these books and the ending was not exactly what I was expecting. These books are a good balance between looking lighthearted and dark.

    • Lola says:

      Books are better than the show, and the show is great!

    • Rhomanji says:

      Finished my second round through the trilogy.

    • Richard says:

      I read about 100 pages, then cheated and watched the tv series that airs on SyFy. read it or watch it, it's really good!

    • Jennifer says:

      First book finished, and I cannot wait to dive into the second book to see if the plot will pick up a little. Be warned: I will not be comparing this book to the tv series as the two are drastically different, in terms of characters and pacing. Both are different, and each should be enjoyed separately. The Magicians is the first book of this trilogy. It is a promising start, with hints of HP in Brakebills and Narnia in Fillory. I believe Lev Grossman strives to distinguish the book from said com [...]

    • Ken says:

      Good, but could have been better The Magicians Trilogy isn't your typical original Fantasy, it's more like a Harry Potter meets Narnia. The similarities between the author's fictional land and the Narnia novels are too contrived. I kept thinking give me the Narnia children, at least they were likeable characters. And that's what the major problem I had with these books; none of the main characters were in the least likeable. Quentin, the key protagonist was a jerk, all through the first, second, [...]

    • Hannah Peters says:

      The Magicians is one of those trilogies I started on a whimen used as an emotional crutchd then fell in love with because it did what a good book series should always do: (to quote) "Get you outally out" Quentin, Alice, Plum, Julia, Eliot, Janet, Josh, and heck even Penny got me out and into the world of Brakebills School of Magical Pedagogy and the carnal Narnia-esque Fillory (how I do wish the Cozy Horse were real!) My beliefs differ from some of the things mentioned about the Rams and yes it [...]

    • Nikki says:

      Super fun and creative. Great writing and metaphors. Leveled up my vocabulary and historical and art knowledge as I Googled terms every other page!

    • Andrea Siegel says:

      One of the great things about this series is that he captures the weirdness of being a grind, and the sort of quasi-monastic-endurance-ritual-hazing of getting into a good college, the experience of bouncing between that elevated world and "reality," and then the aftermath. For several years, a few people have a rarified experience of an extraordinary world where ideas matter and then . oomph graduation bumps them back out into an ordinary world where the glimmers of magic are harder to find. W [...]

    • Newillowbrook says:

      Good urban fantasy for adultsThis trilogy is a great example of what serious modern fantasy can achieve. If a large portion of the fantasy genre is dedicated to clichéd coming of age stories, these books begin with serious questions about what it means to be an adult in the real world, the difficulties of self-knowledge, love, and friendship, and do not shy away from complex and difficult answers. Though set in a fantastical alternate reality where magic works and travel to even more fantastica [...]

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