The Magician's Land: (Book 3) (Paperback)
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The Magician's Land: (Book 3) (Paperback)

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'Dark, dangerous and full of twists' George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones `Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along . . . Literary perfection.' Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of the secret magical land of Fillory and now, friendless and broke, he returns to where his story began: Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But Quentin's past soon catches up with him . . . Meanwhile, Fillory's magical barriers are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. To save their beloved world from extinction, Eliot and Janet, High King and Queen of Fillory, must embark on a final, dangerous quest. Quentin's adventure takes him from Antarctica to the enchanted Neitherlands, where he finds old friends. But all roads lead back to Fillory, where Quentin must put things right, or die trying. `Richly imagined and continually surprising . . . The strongest book in Grossman's series.' New York Times Book Review `A triumphant climax to the best fantasy trilogy of the decade.' Charles Stross, author of Accelerando

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781784750954
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The final part of the outstanding Magicians trilogy ... Lev Grossman manipulates fantasy genres with skill ... The Magician's Land glitters with wit, but the warp and weft of the story is shot through with emotional rawness and a sense of peril." * Daily Mail *
"Richly imagined and continually surprising ... The strongest book in Grossman's series. It not only offers a satisfying conclusion to Quentin Coldwater's quests, earthly and otherwise, but also considers complex questions about identity and selfhood as profound as they are entertaining ... This is a gifted writer, and his gifts are at their apex in The Magician's Land." -- Edan Lepucki * New York Times Book Review *
"[A] wonderful trilogy ... If the Narnia books were like catnip for a certain kind of kid, these books are like crack for a certain kind of adult ... Brakebills graduates can have a hard time adjusting to life outside ... Readers of Mr. Grossman's mesmerizing trilogy might experience the same kind of withdrawal upon finishing The Magician's Land. Short of wishing that a fourth book could suddenly appear by magic, there's not much we can do about it." -- Sarah Lyall * New York Times *
"A wholly satisfying and stirring conclusion to this weird and wonderful tale ... Relentlessly subversive and inventive ... [Grossman] reminds us that good writing can beguile the senses, imagination and intellect. The door at the back of the book is still there, and we can go back to those magical lands, older and wiser, eager for the re-enchantment." * Washington Post *
"The Magician's Land ... does all the things you want in a third book: winding up everyone's stories, tying up the loose ends - and giving you a bit more than you bargained for ... Starting very early in Magician's Land, Grossman kicks off a series of escalating magical battles, each more fantastic, taut, and brutal than the last ... At the same time, Grossman never loses sight of the idea of magic as unknowable and unsystematized, a thread of Borgesian Big Weird that culminates in a beautiful tribute to Borges himself. It's this welding together of adventure-fiction plotstuff and introspective, moody characterization that makes this book, and the trilogy it concludes, so worthy of your reading time, and your re-reading time." -- Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Grossman makes it clear in the deepening complexity and widening scope of each volume that he understands the pleasures and perils of stories and believing in them ... The Magician's Land triumphantly answers the essential questions at the heart of the series, about whether magic belongs to childhood alone, whether reality trumps fantasy, even whether we have the power to shape our own lives in an indifferent universe." -- Gwenda Bond * Los Angeles Times *
"The strength of the trilogy lies ... in the characters, whose inner lives and frailties Grossman renders with care and empathy ... Quentin['s] ... magical journey is deeply human." * New Yorker *
"The world of Grossman's `Magicians' series is arrestingly original, joyful and messy. It's so vividly rendered that it's almost disappointing to remember that it doesn't, after all, exist. The overall effect is - well, there's really only one word for it: It's magical." * Chicago Tribune *
"When read straight through, the Magicians trilogy reveals its lovely shape. The world of the books wraps around itself, exposing most everything necessary by its conclusion, but occluding operations that we'll never need to see. There's still a series of mysteries and untold tales left unknown deep inside the books." -- Choire Sicha * Slate Book Review *
"The last (and IOHO, best) book in the hit Magicians trilogy. Savor every word." * Cosmopolitan *

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“A superb series finale”

Once again this feels less gritty than the first in the series but on the up side Quentin was less annoying than in the second in the series. Here we find Quentin back on Earth teaching at the magic college of... More

Paperback edition
31st December 2015
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“Amazing Finale”

This is the final book of the trilogy and you absolutely have to read the other two first. This is not a book you can just fall into. It's so detailed and the world so vast you have to start right from square one... More

Paperback edition
9th March 2015
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“The Magicians Trilogy”

I have recently read The Magician's Land and thought it was excellent - well written, funny and full of unexpected twists. I was also pleased to find that the books only got better throughout the trilogy, which I... More

Paperback edition
19th June 2018
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