Quentin Coldwater is “king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares...”
The Magician King by Lev Grossman is out next month (Arrow £7.99). The Guardian says that this is “Harry Potter for grown-ups who have learned to hate Harry Potter.” Kirkus says this is a “fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom – not to be missed.” Sounds good.