If you like The Magicians, you might also like…

If you are part of the HPB Book Club, you are currently reading or perhaps just finished The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. This smart fantasy novel pays homage to several fantasy classics while working under the premise that magic is hard and to practice magic, you must have an emotional instability. The main character, Quentin Coldwater, is a genius, who likes to perform card tricks, but is depressed. Then, he is “invited” to take the entrance exam into Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Grossman gives a literary nod to Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia (through the magical land of Fillory) in this book. So, if you like any of these books, you might want to give The Magicians a try. Here are a few other books, you may like as well:

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
So You Want to be a Wizard, by Diane Duane
Storm Front, by Jim Butcher
The Coldest War, by Ian Tregillis

So, what is your next read?

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
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