The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea . . . dark and dangerous and full of twists. - George R. R. Martin
Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless: even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares.
But Quentin was once a man from modern-day Earth, where he attended a secret college of sorcerers, and no matter how far he has strayed from his origins, he cannot escape the consequences of his own deeds...
Stirring, complex, adventurous . . . superb. - Junot Diaz, author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
A sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun. - The Times
Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along . . . Literary perfection. - Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus
The Magicians ought to be required reading . . . Lev Grossman has written a terrific, at times almost painfully perceptive novel of the fantastic. - Kelly Link
The best fantasy trilogy of the decade. - Charles Stross
The Magicians is angst-ridden, bleak, occasionally joyous and gloriously readable. Forget Hogwarts: this is where the magic really is. - SFX
The Magicians is fantastic, in all senses of the word. It's strange, fanciful, extravagant, eccentric, and truly remarkable - a great story, masterfully told. - Scott Smith, author of The Ruins