I’m a huge fan of Lev Grossman’s Magicians novels, which are the basis for the Syfy show by the same name. The books are fantastic, and each installment — The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magicians’s Land — came with a beautiful map that detail some of the key locations in the story. For the first time, they’re now being offered for sale.
In the first novel, a young man named Quentin Coldwater discovers that magic exists, and enrolls in a magical academy called Brakebrills. He and his friends later discover that the world of their favorite fantasy series Fillory and Further (think Chronicles of Narnia) is a real, but terrifying place. Critics have described the books as a more grown-up version of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, and Grossman uses them to put a more adult, nuanced spin on how a magical academy and world might exist.
Like any good fantasy series, the books come with maps. Illustrated by Roland Chambers, they depict the magical world of Fillory from The Magicians, the Voyage of the Muntjac from The Magician King, and the map depicting the various worlds visited by Quentin in the trilogy in The Magician’s Land. Chambers is offering high-quality copies of the maps for sale for the first time.
Chambers will only produce 100 copies of each map, and they’ll be printed on high quality Canson Aquarelle Rag sized A2 (16.53 x 23.39 inches) paper. These won’t be cheap: each signed map will go for £100 (shipping is included.) That’s a bit steep,…