The Magician's Land Quentin Coldwater has battled demons, watched his girlfriend die (sorta), and saved magic as we know it — only to be kicked out of the… The Magician's Land Quentin Coldwater has battled demons, watched his girlfriend die (sorta), and saved magic as we know it — only to be kicked out of the… 2014-08-05 Sci-fi and Fantasy Viking Adult
Book Review

The Magician's Land (2014)

THE MAGICIAN'S LAND Lev Grossman
THE MAGICIAN'S LAND Lev Grossman
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 05, 2014; Writer: Lev Grossman; Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy; Publisher: Viking Adult

Quentin Coldwater has battled demons, watched his girlfriend die (sorta), and saved magic as we know it — only to be kicked out of the fantasy realm he once ruled. But in the last installment of Time book critic Grossman's Magicians trilogy, he does something even more remarkable: He matures. The Magician's Land finds Quentin jobless, desperate, and pushing 30, but his luck changes when he's recruited to help steal a mysterious briefcase. The narrative cuts between Quentin's heist and the fanciful land of Fillory, in peril once more — and though the plot's a bit too familiar and the final third is rushed, Land still brings the magician's adventures to a satisfying conclusion. B+

Originally posted Jul 30, 2014 Published in issue #1323 Aug 01, 2014 Order article reprints
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