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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.

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Lev Grossman Such a good question. Not Fillory. Definitely not Westeros or Newhon or even Hogwarts. I think in the end there's nowhere better than Narnia. It would…moreSuch a good question. Not Fillory. Definitely not Westeros or Newhon or even Hogwarts. I think in the end there's nowhere better than Narnia. It would have to be during one of the good periods though, i.e. not when it was being ruled by the White Witch or invaded by Telmarines. (less)
Lev Grossman More Magicians-like. Writing about magic is how I really found my voice. It's hard to imagine going back across that particular Rubicon.
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You’re in Los Angeles. You’re on book tour. You’re in a cab – you just got off the flight from Houston. It’s hot, though not as hot as Houston was. Your cab driver is from Ghana. His name is Willie. He used to be on their Olympic track team, now he’s moonlighting as an actor in LA. He was on The X-Files. He gives you his card.


(Later you look him up on IMDB. He was in season 4, “Teliko.”)


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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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