Lynn asked Lev Grossman:

Your Magician series has obviously been inspired by and is a tribute to many famous fantasy series such as Harry Potter and Narnia. The protagonist, Quentin, strongly reminds me of the anti-hero of another well-known series, Thomas Covenant. Were you inspired by Donaldson's Chronicles in any way when writing your novels, and if so, how?

Lev Grossman I've been asked this before, so there must be some connections, but personally I never got into the Thomas Covenant books, and I don't really know why. I'm sure it's my fault, not theirs. I read Lord Foul's Bane a long time ago -- like 20 years ago -- but I don't remember it well at all. Maybe it's at work down there, subconsciously.
Lev Grossman

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