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My novel The Magicians was a New York Times bestseller. So was the sequel, The Magician King. The third book in the trilogy, The Magician's Land, will be published in August 2014.

There's yet more information about me and my books on my website.

Remember when I said the book was done and locked? A couple of weeks ago Viking surprised me with a second set of page proofs to review, to make sure the changes I made to the first proofs went through OK.

So I marked those proofs up too and sent them back. I forgot that finishing a book has a bit of a Zeno’s paradox feeling about it: the book is the arrow that can never reach its target.

But I t...

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"I think everybody feels a bit out of place in life—like they've been slightly miscast or incorrectly routed. We're wired to expect the world to be brighter and more meaningful and more obviously interesting than it actually is. And when we realize that it isn't, we start looking around for the real world." ...More

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“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. ”
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“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.”
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“Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you. ”
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message 3: by Peter

Peter I just recommended The Magicians to another library patron. You're welcome!

message 2: by Peter

Peter We just received a copy of The Magician King here at my library and I'm the first on the list to read it on the release date! Can't wait!

message 1: by Alara

Alara Hi! I'm looking forward to your book, The Magician King. :)

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