The Magician King (The Magicians #2)
Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians Quentin 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... show more
Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians Quentin 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.
Publish date: August 9th 2011
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: The Magicians (#2)
This was a brilliant sequel that was just as funny and clever as the first book. It was nice getting to see things from Julia's point of view, and comparing her character arc with Quentin's. In fact I ended up liking Julia more than Quentin, though I do still like Quentin.I loved Julia's online fami...
Series: The Magicians #2 What can I say? This is basically Julia's backstory coupled with Quentin being really stupid about looking for quests.
Going back and forth between the books in this series and the TV show has been interesting for me. So far, I've watched season one, listened to the first book, watched season two, and listened to the second book. After the first book, one of the things that struck me is how much more time is cover...
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...
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