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The Magician King by Lev Grossman.. Could be time to retreat from all this into a big fat fantasy, and who could blame you for choosing one for grown-ups? Fine workmanship, captivating characters: Potteresque.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom-not to be missed."

Kirkus Reviews

"Lev Grossman’s The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel—dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall, and Brooklyn."

The Daily Beast

Author bio: Lev Grossman is Time magazine's book critic. He has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, and the Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (416 pp. Tolkeinism: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website:,,9780670022311,00.html?The_Magician_King_Lev_Grossman

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