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4th Apr '16 6:49:46 PM Fireblood
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* {{Masquerade}}: The school's mysterious nature is hidden by magic, as are many other magical locations.
** The sequel adds a second masquerade of hedge witches and various fair folk that the Brakebills magicians don't know about.



* {{Masquerade}}: The school's mysterious nature is hidden by magic, as are many other magical locations.
** The sequel adds a second masquerade of hedge witches and various fair folk that the Brakebills magicians don't know about.


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* ThreeWaySex: Quentin, Janet and Eliot have a threesome while drunk at a party. Alice later has sex with Penny in revenge after she finds this out.
8th Mar '16 9:14:27 PM NOYB
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* ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'': The part in the first book when the Brakbills students are transformed into geese is a ShoutOut to the ''Literature/TheSwordInTheStone''. The Myth/KingArthur mythos, in general, is referred to frequently throughout the second book.

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* ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'': The part in the first book when the Brakbills Brakebills students are transformed into geese is a ShoutOut to the ''Literature/TheSwordInTheStone''. The Myth/KingArthur mythos, in general, is referred to frequently throughout the second book.
10th Feb '16 2:37:09 PM hyphz
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** Alice's parents provide a rather dark example, especially given what Quentin is looking for. Successful adult magicians, they can use magic to obtain anything they want immediately - leaving them NothingLeftToDoButDie.
--->''You don't have to, Q. This is what you don't understand! ... It's a wasteland out there. Out here. You can do nothing or anything or everything, and none of it matters. You have to find something to really care about to keep from running totally off the rails."
4th Feb '16 5:24:30 PM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/magicians_trilogy.jpg]]

''The Magicians'' is the first in a trilogy of UrbanFantasy novels by Lev Grossman.



* Literature/HarryPotter: Jason mentions Quidditch, and there are other small allusions throughout.
* Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing: The part in the first book when the Brakbills students are transformed into geese is a ShoutOut to the Literature/TheSwordInTheStone. The KingArthur mythos, in general, is referred to frequently throughout the second book.
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: The basis of some spells our heroes cook up and the "level system" used by the hedgewitch safe houses.
* Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy
* Literature/LordOfTheRings: Josh wants to see if he can find Middle Earth at the end of the first book.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'': The name of the group Free Trader Beowulf (and the text of their recruiting pitch) are direct references to a famous ''Classic Traveller'' scenario—THE introductory adventure for many players in the early 80s once it became clear to GDW that their worldbuilding was as much of a draw as their ruleset.

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* Literature/HarryPotter: ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': Jason mentions Quidditch, and there are other small allusions throughout.
* Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing: ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'': The part in the first book when the Brakbills students are transformed into geese is a ShoutOut to the Literature/TheSwordInTheStone. ''Literature/TheSwordInTheStone''. The KingArthur Myth/KingArthur mythos, in general, is referred to frequently throughout the second book.
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The basis of some spells our heroes cook up and the "level system" used by the hedgewitch safe houses.
* Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy
''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''
* Literature/LordOfTheRings: ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': Josh wants to see if he can find Middle Earth at the end of the first book.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'': The name of the group Free Trader Beowulf (and the text of their recruiting pitch) are direct references to a famous ''Classic Traveller'' scenario—THE introductory adventure for many players in the early 80s once it became clear to GDW that their worldbuilding WorldBuilding was as much of a draw as their ruleset.
ruleset.
27th Jan '16 6:23:45 PM Eagal
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The trilogy was adapted as a [[Series/TheMagicians2016 TV series]] on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering December 16, 2015.

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The trilogy was adapted as a [[Series/TheMagicians2016 TV series]] on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering which premiered December 16, 2015.
27th Jan '16 7:28:17 AM Discar
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The trilogy was adapted as a [[Series/TheMagicians TV series]] on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering December 16, 2015.

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The trilogy was adapted as a [[Series/TheMagicians [[Series/TheMagicians2016 TV series]] on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering December 16, 2015.
25th Jan '16 11:57:31 PM Mknight
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We still don't know what Quentin's Discipline is...
17th Dec '15 6:59:18 PM Fireblood
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A third novel, ''The Magician's Land'', was published in Summer 2014.

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A third novel, ''The Magician's Land'', was published in Summer summer 2014.



* BuxomIsBetter: Quentin notes Alice's "heavy breasts" more than once, including while they're having sex, which is clearly depicted as part of her attractiveness.




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* YourCheatingHeart: Quentin cheats on Alice with Janet after having a long period in which he's clearly attracted to her. Alice finds out, having sex with Penny in retaliation. Their relationship quickly disintegrates over this.
15th Dec '15 3:39:13 PM elemt
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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Julia notes that [[TheTrickster trickster gods]] tend not to be very fucking funny. [[spoiler: Reynard's]] joke appears to have been something like "You thought you were summoning a benevolent deity, but instead you got me! And the punchline is I'm going to kill you all!"
15th Dec '15 1:32:34 PM Fireblood
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The trilogy was adapted as a TV series on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering December 16, 2015.

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The trilogy was adapted as a [[Series/TheMagicians TV series series]] on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], premiering December 16, 2015.
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