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Amazon's Top 10 fall books

2. "The Magician King," by Lev Grossman

The Magician King, by Lev Grossman, Viking Adult, 416 pp.

A follow-up to "The Magicians," Grossman's runaway hit of 2009, The Magician King is a grown-up tale for adult "Harry Potter" fans. Quentin and Julia are now the king and queen of Fillory, a magical kingdom, but a spell of boredom and thirst for adventure backfires and suddenly the two are dumped back in the real world with Quentin's parents. The duo must use every magical trick in the book to escape the doldrums of real life in this epic fantasy novel.

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