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)
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...