The Magician's Land Themes & Motifs

Lev Grossman
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Magic

Magic is an important theme in the novel “The Magician’s Land” by Lev Grossman. Magic, specifically, entails the use of words, intonations, or gestures to create supernatural responses, incidents, and actions. Magic generally and historically is a system and structural force in the world that is learned about by Quentin and the others through the course of the novel.

As in the previous novels in the trilogy, Quentin and the others learn that, with magic, not everything makes sense. Some things can be approximated, but never specifically defined, such as how the spilling of magical god blood can save Fillory. The true root of the magical cause of Fillory’s demise can only be guessed at by the reader, but is not specifically stated. It is possible that the introduction of time and aging into the Neitherlands has affected Fillory inversely by causing Fillory’s...

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