Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is a senior writer and book critic for Time magazine and author of the international bestselling novel Codex. He is also the creator of the Time blog Nerd World. Grossman holds degrees in comparative literature from Harvard and Yale. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now 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, and 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

“This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.”
—The New Yorker

“The best urban fantasy in years.”
—A.V. Club

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . .

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.
The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on SYFY

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
 
ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS
The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail

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 it’s not long before it comes looking for him.
 
Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
 
The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.
Magikerna är den första och efterlängtade delen i trilogin som gick rakt in på New York Times bästsäljarlista.

"Magikerna förhåller sig till Harry Potter som ett glas irländsk whisky förhåller sig till en kopp svagt te." – George R. R. Martin, författaren bakom Game of Thrones


Quentin Coldwater är begåvad men olycklig. Han går sista året på high school och är bevisligen ett geni. Dock är han fortfarande hemligt besatt av en serie fantasyböcker han läste som liten, om det magiska landet Fillory. I jämförelse med det känns allting i det riktiga livet grått och meningslöst.

Allting förändras när Quentin oväntat blir antagen till Brakebills, ett hemligt och synnerligen exklusivt college i New York, där han ska komma att genomgå en grundlig och tuff utbildning i hur man praktiserar modern magi. Han bekantar sig också med annat man stöter på i college: vänskap, kärlek, sex, alkohol och droger. Trots det saknas någonting fortfarande, och magin skänker honom inte den lycka och äventyrslust han hoppats på.

Det finns heller ingenting som kan förbereda honom på den förbluffande upptäckt som väntar efter examen

Sagt om boken:

"Magikerna är en triumf."

The Examiner

"Man får helt enkelt inte missa den här oförglömliga läsupplevelsen."

Booklist

"Det första du vill göra när du läst Magikerna är att skaka hand med Lev Grossman

och gratulera honom. Boken briljerar av fantasifull elegans och slagkraft. Grossman har en känsla för humor såväl som för mirakel."

The Chicago Tribune

"Det här är en bok för alla som älskade Donna Tartts Den hemliga historien. Rekommenderas varmt."

Library Journal

"Sprudlande och uppfinningsrik, uppfriskande och fängslande. Magikerna är en fantastisk saga."

The Washington Post

"En Harry Potter för vuxna ... jag kan inte föreställa mig en Narnia-fantast som inte skulle avguda den."

The London Times

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