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The Magician’s Land

Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for, not to mention his closest friends, is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complex—and far more dire—than anyone had envisioned.

Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers buried secrets and hidden evils and ultimately the key to a sorcerous masterwork, a spell that could create a magical utopia. But all roads lead back to Fillory, where Quentin must face his fears and put things right or die trying.

The Magician’s Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

Signed copies of The Magician’s Land are available for pre-order here while supplies last.

You can buy official Magicians t-shirts and other merchandise here. Sample chapters from all three books in the Magicians trilogy are online here.

Praise for The Magician’s Land

“Deeply satisfying finale to the best-selling fantasy trilogy… Grossman captures the magic of fantasy books cherished in youth and repurposes it to decidedly adult ends… The essence of being a magician, as Quentin learns to define it, could easily serve as a thumbnail description of Grossman’s art: ‘the power to enchant the world.’”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“[The Magician’s Land] is endlessly fascinating and always proceeds apace…This is an absolutely brilliant fantasy filled with memorable characters—old and new—and prodigious feats of imagination. At one point, Quentin muses, ‘Magic and books: there aren’t many things more important than that.’ The Magician’s Land is ineffable proof of that claim. Fantasy fans will rejoice at its publication.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

“An elegantly written third act to Quentin’s bildungsroman. . . . Fans of the trilogy will be pleased.”
Publishers Weekly

“If you haven’t read the first two books in Grossman’s Magicians trilogy, buy them immediately and set aside a weekend to read them straight through before you turn to The Magician’s Land. The series, which follows a group of—you guessed it—magicians through the emotional foibles of young adulthood has been called “Harry Potter for adults.” But it’s way more complex than that. Grossman hones in on the particularly brutal business of being young, and then adds layer upon layer of literary allusion, creating works
that are both homages to fantasy’s past and glimpses at its future.”
The New Republic

“Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along. The Magician’s Land is sumptuous and surprising yet deliciously familiar, a glass of rich red wine left out for a hungry ghost. Literary perfection for those of us who grew uptesting the structural integrity of the backs of wardrobes.”
—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus

“Sink your mobile devices into the nearest wishing well and duct-tape your front door against gnomes, pollsters, and other distractions. The Magician’s Land is beckoning, and demands your full attention. Lev Grossman proves again that the costs and consolations of creation—both of Fillory and of this conclusion to his trilogy–are mighty forces. Quentin Coldwater, Grossman’s Orpheus and his Abraham, his Yahweh and his Puck, enchant as few other magicians can, or dare.”
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

“Poignant and messy, fearsome and beautiful — like a good magic spell, the final book in this trilogy is more than the sum of its parts. Also, damn. Just some of the best magic I have read, ever.”
—Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Shiver Trilogy

The Magician’s Land is a triumphant climax to the best fantasy trilogy of the decade.”
—Charles Stross, author of Accelerando and The Rhesus Chart

“In The Magician’s Land, Quentin Coldwater is hitting 30 years old. It’s a bit young to be having a mid-life crisis, but when you’ve been living your dreams as a magician king of a fantasy land and get suddenly deported by the very entities you just saved from destruction, I suppose it’s understandable. But Quentin just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, or out of Fillory, his former magical kingdom. Lev Grossman’s quirky prose, his sense of humor and his great sympathy for his emotionally flawed characters combine to make a wonderful third novel in what has become one of my favorite fantasy trilogies ever.”
—Ken White of Books Inc. Market Street in San Francisco

“An elegantly written third act to Quentin’s bildungsroman. . . . Fans of the trilogy will be pleased.”
Publishers Weekly