The Magicians

4 livres dans la série
4.5 out of 5 stars 201 évaluations

The Magicians Description

A thrilling and original coming-of- age novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world.

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. Something is missing, though. Magic doesn't bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he dreamed it would. After graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined. His childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth at its heart.

At once psychologically piercing and magnificently absorbing, The Magicians boldly moves into uncharted literary territory, imagining magic as practiced by real people, with their capricious desires and volatile emotions. Lev Grossman creates an utterly original world in which good and evil aren't black and white, love and sex aren't simple or innocent, and power comes at a terrible price.

©2009 Lev Grossman (P)2009 Penguin
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  • Livre 1

    • The Magicians

    • A Novel
    • Auteur(s): Lev Grossman
    • Narrateur(s): Mark Bramhall
    • Durée: 17 h et 24 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • Écrit par George Palmer le 2019-04-01

    Prix: CDN$ 50,94

  • Livre 2

    • The Magician King

    • A Novel
    • Auteur(s): Lev Grossman
    • Narrateur(s): Mark Bramhall
    • Durée: 15 h et 48 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Continues To Enchant !

    • Écrit par The singing gardener le 2018-09-18

    Prix: CDN$ 46,31

  • Livre 3

    • The Magician's Land

    • A Novel
    • Auteur(s): Lev Grossman
    • Narrateur(s): Mark Bramhall
    • Durée: 16 h et 27 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of grey magic and desperate characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it's just not that great of a series.

    • Écrit par Anthony Mlakar le 2019-01-17

    Prix: CDN$ 35,66

    • Dangerous Women

    • Auteur(s): George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
    • Narrateur(s): Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, Autres
    • Durée: 32 h et 47 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Histoire
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not recommended by me

    • Écrit par Larry le 2018-02-13

    Prix: CDN$ 60,21