"The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic--an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and on the cutting edge of literary fantasy.
The nerdiness in this modern urban fantasy novel is so thick you couldn't cut it with a lightsaber. Loved it. However The Magician King has more narrative holes than swiss cheese. Oh, well, whatever, four stars.