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The "legendary school of magic", does it resemble Hogwarts?

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Sandy Morley No. Where Hogwarts was sort of pulled out of thin air as far as structure is concerned, this is very much a university-system with separate tiers (almost akin to bachelor, master, doctor) and separate pathways (almost akin to computer sciences, arts, literature…) that accepts people with talent from any background as a university would with a scholarship.
Oni 'The Name of the Wind' is often described as 'Harry Potter for adults'. However, there is little resemblance between 'the University' and Hogwarts.
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