I probably wouldn’t have picked up The Magicians, the first book in this trilogy from Lev Grossman, without Josh and Jenn’s hearty recommendations, or I at least wouldn’t have picked it up nearly as soon, so it seems fitting that I was the last of the three of us to get a galley of this final installment. The Magician’s Land picks up some time after the events that close The Magician King, and we fill in the blanks of what the characters have been up to since with flashbacks and rotating points of view. And it’s so great! The magic, the clever tone, the in-jokes for book nerds. Everything I loved about the first two books is present and dialed up in this one, and the writing is so confident. Grossman has hit is stride, and it’s a joy to behold. I won’t give anything away. Just put this one on your list and start counting the days!