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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 Penguin Audio

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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In a nutshell: quite bad. The three of them.

I didn't think the tv show was very good, but all things considered, thank you SyFy for turning this thing into something digestible. It's full of clichés, stupid ideas about women, stereotypes and prejudices in general, cheaply resolved storylines... And the main characters are simply annoying. Also, why that constant apology for alcoholism? Weren't this novels meant to be read by young adults?
I suppose that listening to this right after listening to Patrick Rothfuss's stuff, didn't help to make it more likeble either.

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Loved it

I had seen the series first and thought the books as always would be different and this did not disappoint. Absolutely amazing books wish there were more.

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children's book with some sex scenes

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tied up all the loose ends from all the 3 books

Good story. Down side foul language, narrator was excellent, a good adult magic book ,

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Well worth a listen

Dont let the start put you off, Its a very unexpecd but exceptionaly well written and captivating story.

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Great series, love the conclusion

Good narration other than a truly awful Aussie accent. Shame no further books in the series, would have loved to hear more about the world and characters.

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Fillary

I have listened to all the books & loved them all would be happy to recommend them to a

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really enjoy the as a set 1 books best for me

really enjoyed this book

Teenage Harry Potter moves into young adult with some adult things