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Summary

Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of the secret magical land of Fillory and now, friendless and broke, he returns to where his story began: Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But Quentin's past soon catches up with him....

Meanwhile, Fillory's magical barriers are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. To save their beloved world from extinction, Eliot and Janet, High King and Queen of Fillory, must embark on a final, dangerous quest.

Quentin's adventure takes him from Antarctica to the enchanted Neitherlands, where he finds old friends. But all roads lead back to Fillory, where Quentin must put things right, or die trying.

©2016 Lev Grossman (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"Dark, dangerous and full of twists." (George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones)
"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)
"Richly imagined and continually surprising.... The strongest book in Grossman's series." ( New York Times Book Review)
"A triumphant climax to the best fantasy trilogy of the decade." (Charles Stross, author of Accelerando)

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Brilliant!!

The book is excellent and I thought the narrator done a great job. Highly recommended!

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Harry potter meets discworld humor meets Narnia.

amazing series.
fantasy at it's best but with an adult / darker/more complex outlook than normally seen. truly delightfull and gripping read.

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Engrossing!

I really enjoyed this trilogy and would recommend to anybody who likes fantasy. Extreme belt well read too, with convincing voices that fit the characters.

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Brilliant end to a brilliant trilogy

Brilliant end to a brilliant trilogy absolutely fantastic and the way the narrator tries to change voice and personality is really cute