The Magicians (Unabridged)
Written By: Lev Grossman
Written By: Mark Bramhall
Length:17 hours and 24 min.
Customer Rating :3.54
A thrilling and first coming-of- age novel of a child practicing magic in real life.
Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in highschool, he is still covertly preoccupied having a collection of fantasy novels he read as a child, place in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself surprisingly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive school of magic in upstate Ny, where he receives a comprehensive and demanding education in the craft of contemporary sorcery.
He also uncovers all of the other things people learn in school: friendship, love, intercourse, booze, and indifference. Something is lacking, though. Magic doesn't bring Quentin the happiness and experience he dreamed it could. But the land of Quentin's dreams turns out to be much darker and much more dangerous than he might have envisioned. His youth dream becomes a nightmare using a shocking truth in its heart.
At once emotionally piercing and magnificently absorbing, The Magicians boldly moves into uncharted literary land, visualizing magic as practiced by real folks, with their capricious desires and erratic emotions. Lev Grossmancreates an utterly initial world where good and evil are maybe not black and white, love and sexual activity aren't straightforward or naive, and energy comes in a horrific cost.