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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
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bookshelves: 2015

For me The Magicians by Lev Grossman is - imagine that Harry Potter (Quentin) lived in NY, he had a normal family and his best friends are Hermonie (Julia) and Ron (James). Harry has hots for Hermonie , but Hermonie loves Ron. One day, in normal high school, Harry gets to take a exam for secret wizards school and he gets in. He is a great fan of Narnia (Fillory) Chronicles and his biggest wish is to get to go to Narnia and to have a same kind of adventures as Pevensie's (Chatwin's) kids had.

He learns four years in this secret Brakebills school, while other study there five years, but he takes two years together. In Brakebills his best friends are Ginny (Alice), Drako (Penny), Cedric (Eliot), Myrtle (Janet) and Neville (Josh). At one point Ginny becomes his girlfriend. They spend their days studding, drinking, just being.

After their finals are over, they all go to live in NY, and they keep drinking, doing drugs, parting. And then one day Drako shows up with a button, The button that could take them to Narnia. Just before that has Harry cheated on Ginny with Myrtle and so there are tensions in a group, but they all go and even Fleur from Europe joins them.

Well now when they are all in Narnia, they have to figure out, what is their mission there. They know, that Edmund has vanished to Narnia and so they decide to find him. But first of all they are sent to free Aslan. While they are looking for Aslan they have to fight for their lives and at the end, they find him and Edmund and Edmund is not the nice boy, he once was in books.

Well most of them get away with heir lives, some get some augmented joins and at the end Harry decides to quit all the magic ... but Narnia still needs it's Kings and Queens.

Thats how I read it, like Potter merged with Narnia :)

It was an interesting story, sometimes strange, but all in all interesting.
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Reading Progress

February 2, 2012 – Shelved
January 5, 2015 – Started Reading
January 10, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
January 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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