The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Quentin is still kicked out of Fillory, a Narnia like world made famous in a series of children's books, and he's still dysfunctional. Like a lost puppy he makes his way back to Brakebills, the hidden school of magic which he graduated from, where he finally figures out his magical specialty, rebuilding things. We meet back up with those left in Fillory, Eliot, Janet, Poppy, and Josh, who discover that things in their world are slightly off and quickly sliding towards apocalypse. Along the way we meet up with a new face, Plum, and some old faces from the previous novels, while learning about Rupert Chatwin, the older brother of Martin.
Lev Grossman wraps up The Magicians series in a neat little package. No loose ends, no questions outstanding. I felt like this novel was a little more well rounded than the first two. The others were fantastic, and this one is no different. Grossman took a genre, magic, magic schools, and magicians, which has been stretched thin in the Young Adult arena and made it fresh with an adult twist.
I'm looking forward to seeing what Grossman writes about next. I like his tone and style and hope to keep reading his work in the future.
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