I just finished reading "The Last Magician" by Lisa Maxwell and I was wondering if there has been any announcement regarding a sequel. Not only did the book end at a cliff hanger, but it seemed like it was leaving room for questions to be answered in a second book.

  • I found a mention on goodreads that there will be, and it seems kinda obvious there would if that's how it ends, but I cannot find any direct word of a sequel. Possibly waiting on a deal/announcement, but it seems inevitable given that the book definitely looks like a successful one. – Radhil Aug 19 '17 at 18:07
  • Is that a book just published last month? Maybe she will write more only if it sells well... or something.... – GEdgar Aug 19 '17 at 18:26
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    The Kirkus review describes this as a "series opener" so it seems the expectation is that that story will continue in subsequent novels. – user22478 Aug 19 '17 at 21:54


The author confirmed in an interview with FictionFare that she's "hard at work" on a sequel.

What’s next for you? Are you working on anything right now that you can tell us about?

I am hard at work on the sequel for THE LAST MAGICIAN. I also have a dark little Middle Grade that I’m working on revisions to, so we can go out on submission with it.

Blog Tour: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

And in this interview with TheRoyalPolarBear, that the two books are intended as a duology.

Are there any future plans to The Last Magician or at least to the sequel of the book? How many installments would there be?

It is planned as a dualogy. But this is a great big story and a huge world, so I wouldn’t be opposed to writing more in this world.

Interview with Lisa Maxwell!

Apparently she's struggling with it a little...

I’ve been really struggling with getting words for TLM’s sequel. I’m SO proud and happy with how TLM turned out, and part of me has been psyching myself out about being able to make the sequel better. Then, for some of these blog stops, I had to come up with deleted scenes and I found the first drafts of TLM’s opening. I’d forgotten that I’d started it as a first-person book. I’d forgotten how bad that first draft was. That’s helped some, because it lets me know that I can fix whatever I write, even if it does suck.

Interview with Lisa Maxwell!


A interview with her said she was hard at work making a sequel. It has a cover and a name, both of which she can't share yet

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    A link to the interview, and quotes from it, would greatly strengthen your answer. Also, you should have a look at the tour. – Politank-Z Aug 31 '17 at 22:31

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