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Lev Grossman - Author

About the Author

Lev Grossman is a novelist and Time magazine's book critic. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and the Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Warp

Warp

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2016

The lost literary origin story of #1 bestseller Lev Grossman-including a new foreword about how and why he wrote his first novel: "e;It is the intense, concentrated, boiled-down essence of the unhappiest years of my life."e;Twenty-something Hollis Kessler languishes in a hopelessly magician-less world (with the exception of a fleet-footed nymph named Xanthe) not too far from where he graduated college. His friends do, too. They sleep late, read too much, drink too much, talk too much, and work and earn and do way too little. But Hollis does have an obsession: there's another world going on in his head, a world of excitement and danger and starships and romance, and it's telling him that it's time to stop dreaming and get serious.This re-publication of Lev Grossman's debut novel,Warp, shows the roots of his Magicians hero Quentin Coldwater in a book that is for anyone (and everyone) who has ever felt adrift in their own life.With a Preface read by the Author

Magicians Trilogy

Magicians Trilogy

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2015

The entire #1New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, includingThe Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land, now availablein one ebook bundleThe MagiciansQuentin 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 may 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 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.The Magician KingQuentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillorya fictional utopiawas actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets offonly to somehow wind up back in the real-world and not in Fillory, as they'd hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia's illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth.The Magician's LandQuentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical world of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. 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. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complexand far more direthan anyone had envisioned.Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever.The Magician's Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy.

The Magician's Land (Book 3)

The Magician's Land (Book 3)

Author: Lev Grossman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

'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 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. `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

Magician's Land

Magician's Land

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER ANEW YORK TIMESNOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle *; Salon *; The Christian Science Monitor *; AV Club *; Buzzfeed *; Kirkus *; NY 1*; Bustle*; The Globe and MailQuentin 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 gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillorybut casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician's Landis an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It's the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.From the Hardcover edition.

Fillory - Der Konig der Zauberer

Fillory - Der Konig der Zauberer

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Quentin muss die sieben goldenen Schlussel finden, um nicht nur Fillory sondern alle magischen Welten und damit die Welt selbst zu retten.Quentin und seine Freunde, Julia, Janet und Eliot, sind nach Fillory zuruckgekehrt, um in dieser magischen Welt als Konige und Koniginnen zu leben. Aber schon bald wird Quentin dieser so ausgeglichenen und unveranderlichen Welt uberdrussig - er will das Abenteuer und er will sich nutzlich machen. Als die Aueninsel ihre Steuern nicht bezahlt, nimmt er das zum Anlass, sich dorthin auf die Reise zu machen. Er hat ein uraltes Segelschiff gefunden, dass er aufwendig restaurieren lasst und sticht schlielich mit Julia und seinen Freunden in See. Doch was sie nicht wissen, ist, dass Julia sich auf einen gefahrlichen Handel mit einer Gruppe abtrunniger Magier eingelassen hat. Sie erhalt auergewohnliche Krafte, but dafur aber ihre Menschlichkeit ein. Und diese Magier haben zudem die alten Gotter heraufbeschworen, die die magischen Welten zerstoren wollen. Nur wenn Quentin und seine Freunde die sieben goldenen Schlussel finden, konnen sie die Welt retten. Eine fantastische Suche beginnt, die die Freunde von Fillory uber Chesterton, Massachusetts, Venedig und die Jenseitsinsel bis ans Ende der Welt fuhrt.

Codex

Codex

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Enlisting the help of passionate medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codex-to understand its significance to his wealthy clients, and to decipher the seeming parallels between the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing computer game that has absorbed him in the dark hours of the night.The chilling resolution brings together the medieval and the modern aspects of the plot in a twist worthy of earning comparisons to novels by William Gibson and Dan Brown, not to mention those by A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a thriller of the highest order.

Magician King

Magician King

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to The New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon of 2009--The Magicians. The Magicians was praised as a triumph by readers and critics of both mainstream and fantasy literature. Now Grossman takes us back to Fillory, where the Brakebills graduates have fled the sorrows of the mundane world, only to face terrifying new challenges. 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. And only the black, twisted magic that Julia learned on the streets can save them.THEMAGICIAN KINGis a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. It also introduces a powerful new voice, that of Julia, whose angry genius is thrilling. Once again Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and the cutting edge of literary fantasy.From the Compact Disc edition.

Fillory - Die Zauberer

Fillory - Die Zauberer

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2010

In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen PreisQuentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn - wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt auer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Buchern, die er liebt. Doch plotzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein dusterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefahrliche Reise - und mussen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen..."e;Fillory verhalt sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dunnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lasst gruen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefuhlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzahlweise duster, gefahrlich und voller uberraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so"e;George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer - A Game of Thrones

The Magicians (Book 1)

The Magicians (Book 1)

Author: Lev Grossman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2009

NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price ... Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path to any he'd ever imagined. The envelope, and the mysterious manuscript it contains, leads to a secret world of obsession and privilege, a world of freedom and power and, for a while, it's a world that seems to answer all Quentin's desires. But the idyll cannot last - and when it's finally shattered, Quentin is drawn into something darker and far more dangerous than anything he could ever have expected ...

Magicians

Magicians

Author: Lev Grossman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2009

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series onSYFY';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. ClubQuentin 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 bestsellerThe 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.

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