August 2011 Indie Next List
“Not since the seemingly never-ending wait for the seventh Harry Potter book have I been so antsy about a release. Lev Grossman's The Magicians, my favorite novel of 2009 by a landslide, cleverly combined aspects of classic fantasy with modern literature and pop culture. With that groundwork in place, Grossman takes us back to Fillory with The Magician King. Quentin is a powerful sorcerer and a royal monarch who is bored out of his mind. He embarks on a seemingly menial errand to collect back taxes from a faraway island and stumbles into an epic and momentously important quest to save the magical world. Grossman's trademark eloquent-yet-hip writing style flourishes in this sequel, a creative and entertaining novel well worth the wait.”
— Greg Bruce, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
Unabridged, 13 CDs, 16 hours
Read by Mark Bramhall
Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times-bestselling The Magicians.
About the Author
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.