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Books like The Magicians

Enjoyed The Magicians? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Magicians. Here are 25 books that you may like if you liked The Magicians.

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The Last Magician
Lisa Maxwell - 2018-08-07
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Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing thei...
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The Chronicles of Narnia
C. S. Lewis - 2007-08-14 (first published in 1956)
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The hardcover boxed set of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, with cover art by three-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner and the full black-and-white original interior art by Pauline Baynes.Journeys into magical realms, battles between good and evil, talking creatures, and more, await readers of all a...
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Thief of Time
Discworld Series
Terry Pratchett - 2002-04-01 (first published in 2001)
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Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed.And on Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater -- how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock sta...
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The Neverending Story
Michael Ende - 1993-01-01 (first published in 1979)
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The classic tale of Bastian and the book that magically comes to lifeBastian Balthazar Bux is shy, awkward, and certainly not heroic. His only escape is reading books. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantasticaso much that he finds he has actually become a character in the sto...
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Neil Gaiman - 2008-12-23 (first published in 1997)
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Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall—named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath tha...
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Deep Secret
Diana Wynne Jones - 2014-12-16 (first published in 1997)
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All over the multiverse the Magids, powerful magicians, are at work to maintain the balance between positive and negative magic, for the good of all.Rupert Venables is the junior Magid assigned to Earth and to the troublesome planets of the Koyrfonic Empire. When the Emperor dies without a known heir, Rupert is called into service to help prevent t...
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Fool on the Hill
A Novel
Matt Ruff - 1997-12-08 (first published in 1988)
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It is a literary event when a genuinely new fictional voice comes along. When that voice achieves its newness not through a certain formal facility but through the freshness of its vision, there is truly something to celebrate. Matt Ruff was only twenty-two when Fool on the Hill was first published, but with his novel he gave us a story that won ov...
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Crooked Daylight
Helen Slavin - 2016-08-24
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The Way sisters, Anna, Charlie and Emz, were raised in two worlds. Their mother's realm of reason, measurement and logic, and the world inhabited by their spectacularly unconventional grandmother, Hettie. While their mother worked, the sisters ran wild at Hettie's Cob Cottage, discovering forbidden Pike Lake, unknowable Havoc Wood, and what their g...
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A Discovery of Witches
All Souls Series
Deborah Harkness - 2011-12-27
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Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her dis...
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A Meddle of Wizards
Alexandra Rushe - 2018-01-09
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Welcome to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . .Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard.Raine shrugs it off as a hallu...
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Storm Front
The Dresden Files Series
Jim Butcher - 2000-04-01
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HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARDLost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come t...
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