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The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Viking / On Sale: August 9, 2011
Hailed as a “painfully perceptive novel of the fantastic that brings to mind both Jay McInerney and J. K. Rowling*,” Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman’s The Magicians was praised as a triumph by readers and critics of both mainstream and fantasy literature. It debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list in the summer of 2009 and has taken on a life of its own over the past two years. Now Grossman is back with the much-anticipated sequel THE MAGICIAN KING, coming out from Viking on August 9th, 2011 (978-0-670-02231-1; $26.95).
THE MAGICIAN KING picks up in the magical land of Fillory, where Quentin and his friends are now kings and queens. They spend their days insulated by privilege, but it’s a less than intellectually rigorous existence and their days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. When a recreational hunting adventure takes a dark turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical ship and set off on a quest to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. But their pleasure cruise becomes a disaster when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parents’ house in Chesterton, Massachusetts. The obsessive expertise that should make Quentin a hero fails him back in suburban America, and only the black, twisted magic that Julia learned on the streets can save them.
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