Lev Grossman’s The Magicians has earned its reputation as being a darker, grittier version of The Harry Potter books. One of the worst insults to a Harry Potter fan is proclaiming that Rowling’s series is meant for children. In my opinion, this shouldn’t really be considered an insult because most Hogwarts fans started reading when they were kids. As the books progressed, the characters became increasingly more complex and mature, like the readers.
But now that Harry Potter is over (kind of…), and we are all a bit older, The Magicians is here to help us re-live the fantasy of being recruited into a secret society of magicians. George R.R. Martin called the novel “a shot of Irish Whisky” and claimed that “Hogwarts was never like this.” Because of its success, Syfy channel turned it into a show and just recently released the trailer for Season 2.
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