Phoenix Books will be hosting Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician’s Land on June 23rd. He’ll be leading a discussion on his latest novel, The Magician’s Land. Tickets for the event will be $3, and will be available on June 9th. Holders will be eligable for a $5 discount on any of Grossman’s novels. This event will take place at the Burlington store.
Here’s what The Magician’s Land is about:
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 demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery 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 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.
I loved this book (read my review here), and I highly recommend the entire series. Stay tuned for more details.