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The Magician's Land (The Magicians #3)

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In The Magician’s Land, the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy—on-sale from Viking on August 5—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...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Viking
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    Dan Schwent
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    Tegan Mae
    Jul 28, 2014 Tegan Mae is currently reading it
    Not gonna lie...this is how I feel about this novel:

    12/8/13: I keep looking at this hoping for a definite release date. Alas, nothing yet. But I'll keep on keeping on until then...Now I'm taunted with a cover.

    1/9/14: August 5th, 2014 ladies and gentlemen!!! Great early birthday present! Only 7 more months...And we get a summary! Great belated Christmas present :)
    Nov 14, 2013 J. marked it as to-read
    Kenna Day
    I have to wait until August??? Such a cruel world I inhabit. :(
    The Magicians trilogy means a lot to me. It's a complex coming of age story that I can identify with so much that it hurts sometimes. I want to say that the trilogy came to me during a difficult time in my life, but really it came at a time when the difficult part had been and gone, and I was left reluctant to find out what happened next. The theme of the Magicians trilogy fits so beautifully with that empty and exciting feeling that it became a part of my grieving process, and continues to be n...more
    I started this book off and was actually enjoying it. My complaints with the last two books were with the characters. They were incredibly selfish. It didn't matter how they were brought up, with screwed up parents, or normal parents they were all damaged and only acted in their own self interest.

    It initially seemed that Quinton was starting to grow up. The action was good as well at the start of the book- much like a Harry Potter and Italian Job mix.

    However as the book progressed Quinton fell i...more
    I didn't understand how much I was looking forward to this book until my friend Natalie acquired an advance copy and I was buzzing with excitement for days. This really has been my favorite series of recent years. It's an excellent fantasy story in its own right, as well as a therapeutic examination of the flaws inherent to the YA fantasy genre -- it's Chicken Soup for the Post-Narnia Cynic's Soul.

    (view spoiler)...more
    Timothy Deer
    Oct 08, 2013 Timothy Deer marked it as to-read
    I cannot wait for this book to come out. I wonder how one would go about getting an ARC...
    Review to come! Got an advanced copy through my job.
    The Magician's Land is often charming and always witty, a definite pleasure to read. It could feel like a self-aware barrage of trope breaking, yet in more private moments it allows some characters to break from their established nature, giving them a new depth and maturity, unseen in the previous books. The Magician's Land is fun, and oftentimes beautiful, but perhaps because of what came before it, never able to reach the same emotional levels as the previous books in the series.
    One of the mo...more
    Full Review at Tenacious Reader:

    4.5 stars

    This is a whirlwind of magic, adventure and self-discovery. Oh yes, and witty acerbic humor. That’s something I may not have stressed enough in my previous reviews of this series. I love the sarcastic humor that is so prevalent through out these books. And where I felt Magician King was lacking, Magician’s Land made up for it (in spades). I honestly think this is probably the strongest of the three books.

    I don’t wa...more
    Wow. Just wow. So glad I was able to receive this as an ARC, but now of course I'm dying to talk to everyone I know about it. It is so. Damn. Good.

    It took a while to get back into the swing of things, because it has been ages since I read the first two, but once I hit around page 178, there was no turning back. From that point on I felt as though I were part of the adventure, as though I was right alongside Quentin or Janet (good God, Janet, I love you so). And part of what makes this book, the...more
    Sue (YAHollywood)
    Jul 16, 2014 Sue (YAHollywood) marked it as to-read
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    Jessica Severson
    I'll start by saying that I really love this series and that while this was a solid effort, it wasn't my favorite. The first half is a worthy addition to the series, the second half slows down and loses steam. The book lacks the strong playfulness and heartbreak of the other books, but it certainly succeeds in tying up any and all loose ends you may have been wondering about. (Yes, including Alice. FINALLY.)

    Quentin is, if anything, a bit too good and strong and at peace with the world. I miss hi...more
    I fully admit to being ecstatic when I nabbed a copy of this book last month, as in I shouted at my husband from my office to tell him that I got to read this, and then did an actual happy dance. I truly enjoyed both The Magicians and The Magician King, although I know that they weren't to many people’s taste. I've put some to thought to this, and have determined that this series really needs two prerequisites--a childhood love of Narnia and a young adulthood featuring disillusionment. I was my...more
    Mark Rubin
    I'm not sure that I loved this the entire way through but I definitely did in the end. An extremely satisfying final chapter to an excellent trilogy. Loose ends are wrapped up, old characters come back to say hello and goodbye, and new ones make good on their presence. Almost a little sad that this is over now.
    First, I had not read the first two books in the trilogy. So when I won one of the advance copies, I read the first two before starting the finale. This said, they must be read in order. That out of the way, I loved them all! Frankly, I was a little surprised. I had started the first book "The Magician" several times and never got beyond a few chapters. Knowing I wanted to write a review for the final book, I began the series again. Quickly, I found myself involved in the characters and the stor...more
    Jul 05, 2014 Joy added it
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    I'm not sure if it's good or bad that having reread the first two books really enhanced my enjoyment of this, the last in Grossman's trilogy. However, The Magician's Land is ridiculously satisfying, emotional, and better than the first two books.
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    I was fortunate enough to receive an arc of The Magician's Land, and I can safely say it does not disappoint. I'll avoid specific plot points as the book isn't available until August, but I'll do my best to give my impression of the novel.

    Grossman has gone to great lengths with the closing act of the Magicians Trilogy to give readers a satisfied feeling. With a cast of new and returning characters TML picks up multiple storylines--some expected (Quentin) and others not (I can't say because spoil...more
    For all those who have long awaited Quentin Coldwater to get told off, he finally and royally does! This is a very satisfying conclusion to a strong fantasy series, and Lev Grossman plays to his strengths with wry genre nods and winks, including opening the Magician’s Land with a heist!

    Although the Magician’s Land stays close to its cast of characters, it does introduce, Plum, a Brakebills senior who has mysterious ties to Fillory, and includes more reveals about the Chatwin children.

    The novel p...more
    Oct 13, 2013 Erika marked it as to-read
    *happy dance*
    Where to start with this one? So many mixed emotions! After reading the first novel in Grossman's trilogy, The Magicians, I was hooked. Angsty, adult wizard school? Totally into it. However, after struggling through the hot mess that was the series' second book (I literally just made the "ugh" face thinking about it), I was cautious about getting too excited for the third and final part of The Magician's trilogy.

    Needless to say, my expectations were met but not totally exceeded. Grossman does a...more
    Just finished, and I would say that this is a magnificent book. Definitely a great ending to the trilogy. No spoilers. It does make me think differently about the Narnia and Harry Potter books. I would encourage anyone getting ready to read this to brush up on the last two books. I would say that this is one of my favorite fantasy series, with a great deal of thought and craft put into the end product.
    I found the plot to be uneven. Some parts were slow and some quite exciting. Overall the book does tie up loose ends from the first two novels. I really appreciated the way Quentin developed as a character. He recognizes the mistakes he made in the past. He completes his greatest quest and, in fact, becomes a hero. At the conclusion he is ready to follow a new path wherever that leads him. If you read the first two books in this series, I know you will enjoy following Quentin to the end of this...more
    Owlcat Mountain
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    “Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for, not to mention his closest friends, is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. 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....more
    I had really high hopes for this one, and they were totally justified. This series is the most amazing blend of literary fiction and fantasy, so much style and so much wit, so much great prose. The Magician's Land is a worthy and satisfying conclusion, (conclusion!? Nooooooo! Don't ever end it!), that ties up loose ends and concludes Quentin's quest to adulthood. Since he has to go back in order to go forward, it is essential to have read the first two books, ( and they're awesome so why the hel...more
    Shani Hilton
    My reviews of the previous two books in this trilogy were less than kind. But I found myself returning to The Magician King, and then The Magicians, rather frequently in the last year or so -- and they both grew richer upon a second reading. My uncharitable attitude toward Quentin was born out of frustration with self-indulgent, white dudes in contemporary lit — but Lev Grossman has managed to develop him from an annoying teen into a young adult struggling toward self-awareness, and further: all...more
    First off since this is the first book of the trilogy that I have read, and its the last one, it did take me some time to get into the book. Actually it was a case of starting the book then putting it down and then starting again a couple of times until I just couldn't put it down. I liked the characters of Quentin, Eliot, Janet and Plum. They all had their problems and issues it seemed to me in this book they grew up and became the people they were meant to be. I was very happy that I got to se...more
    Perfect ending, and in many ways the best of the trilogy.

    I know this is supposed to be "Harry Potter meets Narnia" but there are other glimpses, like Buffy, Discworld and even a little Christopher Robin, in there. That's part of the enjoyment, for me: playing spot-the-allusion. Quentin's banishment from Fillory and return to Brakebills, along with the death of his father, were great boy-becoming-man moments, although even as a man he doesn't seem to be, well, emotionally an adult. His partnershi...more
    Jeff  Kamin
    No spoilers. It's a wow conclusion. Just so great. More later.
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