Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Goodreads Book Review - The Magician's Land

The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Honestly, this is one of the most predictable books I've ever read. The author alternates between two different story lines that of course dovetail together, but unfortunately they do it in very predictable ways. Everything from character reappearances to relationships to plot devices can be seen coming a mile away; except when they can't because they make no sense whatsoever and go completely unexplained. Grossman also has a tendency to spend pages on little things and glide completely over big things, but that's one of his style quirks I've grown used to. None of the above, however, takes away from the fun of the story, which boils down to the characters. I really like them and the way they've all grown while managing to stay the same people. The ending is pretty perfect, too, and there's more than enough magical action to keep people happy. It's billed as the final part of the Magician's trilogy, but with the way it ended and with a TV show on the way, I wouldn't be at all surprised for there to be more coming soon.



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