The Magician King Reviews
"While The Magician King is another example of Lev Grossman's agility in the field of magical entertainment for adults, I would not say he is "the modern heir to C. S. Lewis." He might be the anti-heir or at least the tongue-in-cheek heir.
This sequel to The Magicians picks up where the former left off. Quentin, now a King of Fillory, is as usual fixated on his own desires, in this case his quest to become a real hero. But Julia is the shining star of the tale. She was Quentin's former unrequited love; the one who did not get into Brakebills.
Her personal journey in search of magic, which is revealed as the current story unfolds, proves that true sacrifice is rewarded with the blessing of what her inmost heart desires." - Judy Krueger
"Grossman's flawed characters struggle for what they want and often lose their way, a refreshing twist. Fillory's pointed resemblance to Narnia gets a bit tiresome, however." - Library Journal
"Starred Review. Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom - not to be missed." - Kirkus Reviews
"Grossman effortlessly injects innumerable pop culture and literary references... into the fantastical storyline. Mainstream fiction and fantasy fans alike will find this fairy tale for adults rewarding." - Publishers Weekly
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