The Magician King

The Magician King - Lev Grossman This, the second book in 'The Magicians' series tells of Quentin and his friends in the imaginal world of Fillory. Some of the characters have come about their magical skill and knowledge via the channels of academia, while come about theirs in a more illicit manner -- learning from the magical 'underworld', if you will. Together they work to find the source of magic that is Fillory, without which it will cease to exist, and that very source is under attack. As with the first book, 'The Magicians', the tone of this story is dark, the energy is primordial and raw. There are things that can go dreadfully wrong, and they do.

Caution: Swearing and strong language throughout (unnecessary, in my opinion).