The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman audiobook

The Magician's Land: A Novel

By Lev Grossman
Read by Mark Bramhall

Penguin Audio 9780670015672

The Magicians Trilogy: Book 3

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    ISBN: 9780698153622

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy   Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. 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.   Along with Plum, a brilliant young under­graduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical de­mi-monde of grey magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Netherlands, and buried secrets, and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcerous masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.   The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent climax, 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.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book of 2014

A June 2014 Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”

Selected for August 2014 Indie Next List

A 2014 Library Journal Editor’s Pick

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books of August 2014

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for August 2014

One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Fantasy

An August 2014 LibraryReads Pick

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy
 
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. 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.
 
Along with Plum, a brilliant young under­graduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical de­mi-monde of grey magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Netherlands, and buried secrets, and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcerous masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
 
The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent climax, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richly imagined and continually surprising…The strongest book in Grossman’s series. It not only offers a satisfying conclusion to Quentin Coldwater’s quests, earthly and otherwise, but also considers complex questions about identity and selfhood as profound as they are entertaining…This is a gifted writer, and his gifts are at their apex in The Magician’s Land.” New York Times Book Review
“A wholly satisfying and stirring conclusion to this weird and wonderful tale…Grossman reminds us that good writing can beguile the senses, imagination, and intellect.” Washington Post
“Saying goodbye to Quentin is bittersweet, but saying goodbye to a Quentin who achieves some peace at last fills the farewell with a reassuring optimism for his future.” Boston Globe
“A huge part of the pleasure of this trilogy in general and this volume in particular is that, even as we consume the story just to find out what happens to Quentin, we know that we are collaborating in our own versions of its creation, its animation. The reader gets to be a magician, too.” Miami Herald
“An absolutely brilliant fantasy filled with memorable characters—old and new—and prodigious feats of imagination…Fantasy fans will rejoice at its publication.” Booklist (starred review)
“Deeply satisfying finale to the bestselling fantasy trilogy…A beautiful scene in Fillory’s Drowned Garden reconnects Quentin with the innocent, dreaming boy he once was yet affirms the value of the chastened grown-up he has become. 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)
“This novel serves as an elegantly written third act to Quentin’s bildungsroman, in which he at last learns responsibility and to not simply put childish things aside but understand them—and himself—anew. Fans of the trilogy will be pleased at how neatly it all resolves.” Publishers Weekly
“This series taken as a whole brings new life and energy to the fantasy genre. The final volume will please fans looking for action, emotion, and, ultimately, closure.” Library Journal
“Narrator Mark Bramhall latches onto this winding, fragmented fairy tale for adults with vigor…Bramhall’s even tone, steady volume, and crisp enunciation help the listener keep up with the intricately moving parts of the story, and he deftly brings forth the wry humor that Grossman so often uses. Bramhall enhances the tale with his wide-range accents—from clipped British to the lyrical tones of Hindu.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lev Grossman

Author Bio: Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is a senior writer and book critic for Time magazine. His books have been New York Times bestsellers, and in 2011, he was awarded the John W. Campbell Award from the World Science Fiction Society. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English