The Magicians for $2

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY

The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.”
-George R.R. Martin

“Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.”
-Joe Hill

“A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.”
-John Green

The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.”
-Cory Doctorow

“This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.”
-The New Yorker

“The best urban fantasy in years.”
-A.V. Club

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . .

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician’s Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.

I loved the TV series, but have never read any of the books, so this seems like a good jumping on price. Have you read any of these yet?

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    Heavy1

    Yes read them all before watching the series. Both are equally good

    Pubcrawler

    I’m of the other opinion. I absolutely love this series and thought to pick up the books. I was so eager I bought the 3-book hardbound bundle on Amazon. And couldn’t make it halfway through the first book. The characters in the series just feel more fleshed out and some liberties were taken for television and they make the it all the better.

    If you do decide to try the books, start with one and see how it sits with you.