VoK 123: The Magicians series (by Lev Grossman)

The Magicians collage

The Vassals discuss Lev Grossman’s Magicians series of portal fantasy novels. Topics include millennial ennui; impotent gods; the plight of being a fantasy fan; and how the rules of magical top-trumps aren’t entirely clear.  This episode spoils the Magicians series (including the short story in Dangerous Women) and also discusses Narnia, Harry Potter, Brideshead Revisited and Tolkien.  (Aftershow begins at 1h 20m).

Podcast hosts:  Bina007, Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (WhiteRaven), Michael (Mordion) and Greg (Claudius The Fool).

Edited by Bina007 using Geoffrey Burgon’s marvellous score to ITV miniseries of Brideshead Revisited and Queen’s It’s A Kind of Magic.

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