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For questions about Lev Grossman, an American novelist and journalist, born in 1969. He is a senior writer and book critic for Time magazine, and has written four novels, including the 2009 work The Magicians, a contemporary dark fantasy in a world involving modern sorcery. Only use this tag for questions about the author, for questions about his works use the specific work tag instead.

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How did the magicians obtain the buttons that they possessed at the climax of "The Magician's Land"

The Magicians trilogy features magical buttons that was used to travel between Earth/Fillory and the Neitherlands (presumably inspired by the similar magic rings featured in the Magician's Nephew). ...
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Who is this woman in The Magicians, and what was she referring to?

In The Magicians by Lev Grossmman, My question is, what bull is she referring to? And who is she?
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In The Magician's Land, how does Poppy know what Umber did?

In The Magician's Land, Poppy asks Umber But how does Poppy (and Janet and Josh) know that Umber did that? Quentin, Plum, and Eliot know because they read however Eliot's telegram only had the ...
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How did Quentin and the 3 others return to Fillory between The Magicians and The Magician King

Maybe I missed something, but how did Quentin and the 3 others travel to Fillory between The Magicians and The Magician King books. I'm now reading The Magician King and Quentin and Julia don't know ...
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Is magic in The Magicians Turing complete? [closed]

The spells in The Magicans are fairly tricky with large amounts of seemingly arbitrary effort required for the simplest pre-determined effects. However, there are a few instances where more advanced ...
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What is the purpose of the branch in front of the beast?

"The beast" has a branch obscuring its face. At the end of the book, it removes the branch, and it's revealed that it's But the thing is, it has to tell them that, since no one knows what it looks ...
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Did Fogg know the true identity of the paramedic?

When Quentin described meeting the paramedic to Fogg, he seems to indicate that he knows who Quentin is talking about. Of course, we know at the end of the first book that she But is it known if ...
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What exactly did the 7 keys do at the end of the Magician King?

I just finished reading "Magician King" by Lev Grossman, but I didn't really get what the 7 keys did. Since they were trying to How exactly did the keys do that? And what's even more interesting, ...
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What spell did Julia use at the begining of the Magician King?

One of the first scenes of the book is during the hunt of the rabbit that can see the future, when they find that strange clearing and their friend (don't remember the name right now) dies after going ...
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What makes the Circumstances matter?

In the book it describes the Lesser and Greater Circumstances as things that will affect a spell at any given time and they must be adjusted or compensated for. However I still don't understand why ...
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In The Magicians why was Q considered for advancement with Alice and Penny?

Alice showed exceptional natural talent as well as she was top of the class. Penny took his exam test in record time and also seemed to be a natural. Other than Quentin's final Intro test he didn't ...
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Was Quentin ever officially placed with the Physical Kids?

At the end of Quentin's second year he took a test to see what Discipline he would be in for the rest of his career at Brakebills. The test came out inconclusive, and he was put with the Physical ...
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In The Magicians, was magic forbidden outside Brakebills?

In The Magicians, every summer between years, Quentin goes home to his parents but doesn't do any magic. Is magic forbidden until graduation like it is in Harry Potter?
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How did Julia and Quentin return in the middle of The Magician King?

I've been trying to figure this out, but I must have missed some little key detail. Here's what I know for sure. Thanks for the help!
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What happened to Alice at the end of the Magicians?

I stood confused through the end of the book "The Magicians", especially in trying to figure out what happened to Alice. What I understood that occurred is as follows: The rest of the book, however, ...
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What is the relationship between Fillory and Narnia?

I've recently started reading the book The Magicians by Lev Grossman. There is considerable mention of a land known as Fillory, which seems to be related to Narnia, from C.S. Lewis's series.. Is there ...
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In The Magicians by Lev Grossman, who are the people seen in the fountains?

In The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Emily Greenstreet would often stare into a magical fountain on the Brakebills campus where she would sometimes see other people in the reflection. Do we ever find ...
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