By Lev Grossman and Lilah Sturges
Publisher: BOOM! Archaia
Publishing Date: July 10, 2019
Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magicial Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magicial creature invade their dimension.
It’s not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentinx 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. A land where magic flows like rivers…
But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems to be, and something darker lies behind the spell binding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed.
Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman teams with New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new look at the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.
***Received the e-ARC copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review the graphic novel.***
The story is in Alice’s perspective of the first book in the Magician series. We see a little more of what she was thinking and see things in her mindset when she goes to school and afterward graduating with her friends.
The characters are based on the book not the TV show. They do not look like the shows characters especially Penny. It was nice to see the story being told by Alice’s perspective.
I really enjoy reading this graphic novel, it was slow at first but it did pick up pace the rest of the story. The artwork and storyboards were really good. They match what the story was telling and showing Alice’s thoughts on each page.
After reading this, I am going to add The Magicians to my TBR in the near future.