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The magicians. Alice's story / story based on the novel The magicians by Lev Grossman ; written by Lilah Sturges; illustrated by Pius Bak ; colored by Dan Jackson ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.

Sturges, Lilah, author. (Author). Bak, Pius, artist. (Added Author). Jackson, Dan, 1971- colorist. (Added Author). Fiorentino, Mike, letterer. (Added Author). Grossman, Lev. Magicians. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library G STU (Text) 33500013100094 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library G STU (Text) 33500013100102 New Checked out 09/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684150212
  • ISBN: 1684150213
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 10th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Archaia, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The Magicians : Alice's Story is an all new chapter set in the world of The Magicians trilogy of novels by New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman that retells the events of the first novel through fan-favorite character Alice Quinn. Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she's always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension. It's not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of Fillory--a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children's books--where magic flows like rivers . . . But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed"
Target Audience Note: Suggested for mature readers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Grossman's hit fantasy series gets the graphic novel treatment in this adaptation, which, instead of following an individual book in the series, focuses on Alice's experiences across several series titles. It begins with her childhood fascination with magic and traces her path to Brakebills and beyond. Hewing more closely to events of the book rather than the recent TV show, this does a nice job of landing on important moments in Alice's story, and fans will catch on early that the retrospective approach is rooted in a key plot point. Angular figures and a dusky color scheme match the tone of the story, particularly when the ennui of post-graduation sets in and Alice's relationships get more brittle. There's a lot packed into this relatively slim volume, so it might have more appeal for readers already familiar with Grossman's novels than to newcomers. That said, linking Alice's story together in one continuous narrative offers a richer picture of a compelling character than is available in the previous books and fans will likely appreciate this new window into her arc. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist, most notable as the author of The Magicians Trilogy: The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land. He was formerly the book critic and lead technology writer at Time magazine.

Subject: Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magicians > Comic books, strips, etc.
College graduates > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Fantasy comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics adaptations.

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