By Lev Grossman
Return to Fillory within the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an unique sequence on Syfy, from the writer of the number 1 bestselling The Magician’s Land.
Quentin Coldwater can be chuffed. He escaped a depressing Brooklyn adolescence, matriculated at a mystery university for magic, and graduated to find that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was really actual. yet whilst a Fillorian king, Quentin reveals little peace. His previous restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.
observed via his oldest buddy, Julia, Quentin units off—only to by some means finally end up again within the genuine global and never in Fillory, as they’d was hoping. because the pair fight to discover their as far back as their misplaced nation, Quentin is pressured to depend on Julia’s illicitly discovered sorcery as they face a sinister hazard in a global very faraway from the cherished fable novels in their adolescence.
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