The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, soon to be an original series on Syfy aThe Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.a aGeorge R.R. Martin aSad, hilarious, beautiful a essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.a aJoe Hill aA very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.a aJohn Green aThe Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel Iave read this century.a aCory Doctorow Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price. From the Trade Paperback edition.The wine and the food and the music and the candles were almost enough to make what he was saying seem interesting. ... laughing at, and Richard knitted his thick Vulcan eyebrows in consternation at his companionsa#39; merely human foibles.
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