The Magicians: A Novel

by Lev Grossman | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0452296293 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cestmoi of Hamilton, Ontario Canada on 5/19/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by cestmoi from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 19, 2014
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Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the forthcoming The Magician's Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.

Journal Entry 2 by cestmoi at Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I was drawn to this novel because The Narnia Chronicles are my all time favourite novels.

I did enjoy this and found out later that it is the first in a series. I have not read the subsequent novels.

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