The Magicians Characters

Lev Grossman
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Quentin

Quentin Coldwater is the main character of the novel “The Magicians”. The novel begins when he is 17 and follows him through his early 20s. Quentin has an easy, middle-middle class lifestyle, and has never had to work for, or earn anything in his life. As such, he is unhappy with his life, and longs for more. When he discovers Brakebills, Quentin decides to study magic.

There, he befriends Penny, and falls in love with Alice, whom he ends up dating. After graduation, Quentin becomes lethargic and unhappy with his life yet again, engaging in parties and drugs, and cheating on Alice. This leads to their breaking up. When Penny reveals a magic button allowing them all to travel interdimensionally, Quentin goes along to Fillory, where he and Alice slowly begin to make up.

When they and their friends are confronted by the Beast, and Quentin is nearly killed...

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