Summary/Annotation -> The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, soon to be an original series on Syfy " The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this." --George R.R. Martin "Sad, hilarious, beautiful & essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy." --Joe Hill "A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre." --John Green " The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I've read this century." --Cory Doctorow Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians , the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land , is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price. From the Trade Paperback edition.
01115nam a22002898a 4500
090629s2009 nyu 000 1 eng d
$a 9780670020553 (hbk.) : $c $26.95
$a 0670020559 (hbk.) : $c $26.95
$a 200909090948 $b jtsung $c 200906291422 $d jjacobs $c 200906260854 $d yhquick $y 200906241519 $z jlin $w A_JULY09.rec $x 197
$a NjBwBT $c NjBwBT
$a 813/.54 $2 22
$a FIC Grossman
$a Grossman, Lev.
$a The magicians / $c Lev Grossman.
$a New York : $b Viking, $c 2009.
$a p. ; $c cm.
$a Haboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.
$a A July09-CP
$2 BISAC $a FICTION / Literary
$a VTLSSORT0080 0100 0200 0201 0400 0820 0920 0990 1000 2450 2600 3000 5200 5990 6540 9950 9992