Lev Grossman - The Magician's Land
The final volume of Grossman's Magicians trilogy is one Erin Morgenstern calls "sumptuous and surprising yet deliciously familiar." Quentin Coldwater, cast out of Fillory and with nothing left to lose, returns to the very beginning: the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. He can't hide forever, and his past rears up to find him. At the same time, Fillory is under attack, with its magical barriers failing and barbarians from the north invading. Fillory's rulers, Eliot and Janet, embark on a final quest to save the world they love. A thriller, a bildungsroman, and an homage to the fantasy genre, Grossman brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion.