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By Lev Grossman

ISBN-10: 0670022314

ISBN-13: 9780670022311

Return to Fillory within the riveting sequel to the hot York occasions bestseller and literary phenomenon of 2009--The Magicians.

The Magicians was once praised as a triumph by way of readers and critics of either mainstream and myth literature. Now Grossman takes us again to Fillory, the place the Brakebills graduates have fled the sorrows of the mundane international, simply to stand terrifying new demanding situations.

Quentin and his neighbors are actually the kings and queens of Fillory, however the days and nights of royal luxurious are beginning to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister flip, Quentin and his outdated buddy Julia constitution a paranormal crusing send and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches in their nation. Their excitement cruise turns into an experience whilst the 2 are unceremoniously dumped again into the final position Quentin ever desires to see: his parent's condominium in Chesterton, Massachusetts. And simply the black, twisted magic that Julia discovered at the streets can store them.

The Magician King is a grand voyage into the darkish, glittering center of magic, an epic quest for the Harry Potter new release. It additionally introduces a robust new voice, that of Julia, whose offended genius is exciting. once more Grossman proves that he's the fashionable inheritor to C.S. Lewis, and the leading edge of literary myth.

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