The Magician King
Nothing is ever as it seems Quentin Coldwater is king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are losing their appeal and Quentin is getting restless. Even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt... show more
Nothing is ever as it seems Quentin Coldwater is king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are losing their appeal and Quentin is getting restless. Even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt that is exactly what Quentin gets. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a flight of fancy, a glorified cruise to faraway lands, soon becomes the stuff of nightmares when Quentin is unceremoniously dumped at his parent's house in a decidedly un-magical suburb in Massachusetts. Back in this grey reality, Quentin has never wanted his magical kingdom more. Fortunately he is accompanied by his old friend Julia, who learned her own brand of black and twisted magic outside Brakebills College at an illegal, underground school in the real world. As they struggle through the paranormal alleyways, past Venetian dragons and fairytale houses, it becomes clear that only Julia's black arts can save them. But there is a greater power at work, one that is threatening to destroy Fillory forever, and to defeat it they must unravel the secrets of Julia's tragic past, and the terrible pact she made to gain her power. "The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an extraordinary journey that allows the imagination to run riot and proves Grossman is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis.
Publish date: August 9th 2011
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: The Magicians (#2)
I found the first book in this series to be a little lackluster, but I'm glad I continued on to the second book, anyway.Whereas "The Magicians" seemed to spend a lot of time flailing and worldbuilding and finding its way, in this book the world is richly established from the beginning. Although simi...
Wenn ich einen Blick auf die Liste der Menschen werfe, die Lev Grossmann interviewte, bleibt mir die Luft weg. Beispiele? Steve Jobs, Salman Rushdie, J.K. Rowling und – haltet euch fest – Johnny Cash. Ich bin sowas von neidisch. Es scheint zu stimmen, dass ein Harvard-Abschluss alle Türen öffnet. Ic...
TW this book has a very graphic sexual assault. This book takes place a few years after The Magicians. While off on an adventure to outer Fillory, Quentin and Julia end up back in the suburbs of Massachusetts. Throughout the book we dig into how Julia ended up with the Brakebills crew and just wha...
Although it wasn't a perfect book, this is a worthy follow-up to The Magicians. There is advancement in Quentin's story, and he's actually growing up and being less of a putz. I did like Quentin more in this book, but he'll never be a favorite hero of mine. Actually, none of the lead characters are ...
The Magicians ended with a hook for a sequel, completely unnecessary since Grossman had left a lot of questions unanswered. At the end of The Magician King I was pretty well satisfied. A great sequel to an interesting book.The disdain for the genre has mostly been shaken off. Grossman will still cal...