The Magicians : (Book 1) Paperback / softback
by Lev Grossman
Paperback / softback
_____________________________________'The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea . . . dark and dangerous and full of twists' - GEORGE R. R. MARTINTHE BESTSELLING BOOK BEHIND THE HIT SYFY SHOW_____________________________________In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price... Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton University, he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path.
Instead of Princeton, he finds himself invited to study at Brakebills - a secret college of modern-day sorcerers. Quentin plunges deep into a secret world of obsession and privilege, a world of freedom and power; and for a while, it seems to answer all Quentin's desires.
But the idyll cannot last. There are others powers than sorcery, powers that are as seductive as they are dangerous - and when the illusion of safety shatters, Quentin is drawn into a world far darker than he ever imagined. After all, power corrupts. No exceptions. THE FIRST BOOK IN LEV GROSSMAN'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MAGICIAN TRILOGY_____________________________________Praise for the Magician Trilogy:'Stirring, complex, adventurous . . . superb' - JUNOT DIAZ, author of DROWN and THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO'A sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun' - THE TIMES'Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along . . . Literary perfection.' - ERIN MORGENSTERN, author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS'The Magicians ought to be required reading . . . Lev Grossman has written a terrific, at times almost painfully perceptive novel of the fantastic' - KELLY LINK'The best fantasy trilogy of the decade' - CHARLES STROSS'The Magicians is angst-ridden, bleak, occasionally joyous and gloriously readable.
Forget Hogwarts: this is where the magic really is.' - SFX'The Magicians is fantastic, in all senses of the word.
It's strange, fanciful, extravagant, eccentric, and truly remarkable - a great story, masterfully told.' - SCOTT SMITH, author of THE RUINS