Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

This is the second book after The Magician. It starts off with Quentin, Eliot, Julia and Janet all in Fillory for 2 years now. All Kings and Queens, but all they do is lay around Whitespire eating and drinking and not much else. But, after the Seeing Hare comes running through, Quentin decides to follow it for an adventure. And an adventure is what he gets.

I think at the beginning of the this book, I enjoyed it more than The Magician. The books tells the tale of Quentin and his adventures, but it also goes back in time and tells what Julia was up to during the time Quentin was at Brakebills. You get to understand how she was before she arrived at Fillory and why she is the way she is now. The first half of the book I was really into, but after that Julia's story began to bore me a bit and so did the rest of Quentins story in parts. This book isn't as doom and gloom as the first one though.

The untied ends at the end of The Magician weren't were put together in this one. You don't really get to know how Julia ended up with the other three when they met up with Quentin at the end of The Magician. And they bring up figuring out what Quentin's discipline is at the end of The Magician but it is never brought up at all in this book. It is a completely different adventure. Unless I am missing it somewhere, it is pretty disappointing.

You only really get to know Quentin and Julia more in this book, although there is other characters from the previous novel and a couple new ones, you don't really get to know the characters that much in depth. They only seemed to be there to keep the story going along. There is a couple things that just didn't make sense, like the ending of their quest, it seemed so simple. Overall, it was an okay book in my opinion.

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