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Here's an exclusive look at the cover for The Magician’s Land, the final novel in Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy

Here at The A.V. Club, we’ve liked both of the prior novels in Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy, so you could say we’ve been anxiously awaiting its conclusion. Now, not only can we officially announce the publication date of that final book, The Magician’s Land, as August 5, 2014, we can also provide you with this exclusive first look at the book’s cover. It appears it will feature snow! And trees! And other things!

Publisher Viking has provided the following synopsis as well. Thrill to the vagaries of enticing promotional copy!

In The Magician’s Land, the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy—on-sale from Viking on August 5—Quentin 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 Fillory—but 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 Land is 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.


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