Fans of the television series can thank Sera Gamble and Jon McNamara for their brilliant screen adaptation, but before there was a television show, The Magicians was a book series by Lev Grossman. In Lev Grossman’s first middle grade novel, “The Silver Arrow,” a magic steam train ride with talking animals gives a young girl a sense of purpose. Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an original series on SYFY, from the author of the #1 bestselling The Magician’s Land. . Praise for The Magicians: RELATED: The Magicians: 5 Of The Best Side Characters (& 5 Of The Worst) Quentin Coldwater should be happy. The Magicians is a grand, glittering fantasy that reinterprets the grand tradition of C.S. A 13-episode order was placed for the first season in May 2015, and the series premiered on December 16, 2015, as a special preview. Lev Grossman is a novelist and Time magazine's book critic. After she finds the magic buttons again at around age 13, she returns to Fillory to be told Martin has become the Beast and that Umber has been killed. The Magicians was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and the Village Voice.In 2005 his debut novel Codex was published to great critical acclaim.He is also the author of The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician's Land. Martin “Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.” It has now been published in more than 25 countries and adapted as an hour-long TV drama on Syfy. The Magicians is an American fantasy television series that aired on Syfy and is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Lev Grossman. The Magicians: Alice's Story is an all new chapter set in the world of The Magicians trilogy of novels by New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman that retells the events of the first novel through fan-favorite character Alice Quinn. The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. She features in "The Wandering Dune" and "The Secret Sea". The Magicians Trilogy is a young-adult fantasy franchise comprised of a novel series written by American author Lev Grossman, a graphic novel. THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY is an all new chapter set in the world of The Magicians trilogy of novels by New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman that retells the events of the first novel through fan-favorite character Alice Quinn. The bottom line has nothing to do with magic at all: “There’s no getting away from yourself,” Quentin realizes. . Lewis and J.K. Rowling in a brilliant novel for adults. and a TV series adaptation created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara airing on SYFY.. Michael London, Janice Williams, John McNamara, and Sera Gamble serve as executive producers. The novel’s climax includes some spectacular magical battles to complement the complex emotional entanglements Grossman has deftly sketched in earlier chapters. Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. .Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Jane Chatwin, also known as the Watcherwoman, is the author of "The Magicians," intended to be the sixth "Fillory and Further" book. The news is out: SyFy's magical realism series The Magicians will end this year with the fifth season finale. 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