Quentin is back at Brakebills, because where else do you go when you’ve been exiled from your magical kingdom. There he and a student get wrapped up in something extracurricular and find themselves fighting to get back to save Fillory.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Elliot and Janet in this book. I liked Plum a lot. There was a lot of adventure and action and I liked how things were wrapped up. However I feel like Grossman may have lost some of what he was trying to say. I mean if the first two books were challenging these fantasy tropes, I kind of feel like the ending of those was right on brand for fantasy books. Which I was fine with it didn’t diminish my enjoyment but it was interesting. I still feel very uncomfortable about the Julia rape scene in book two and its resolution in this book really didn’t diminish my feelings about how not okay that scene was for me, which I mean maybe that was the point but still feel icky about that.
Overall I really enjoyed the series as a whole and found myself wanting to read more from this world. This series is not going to be for everyone but if you’re going to try this series I would commit to reading all of them and then judging them all as a whole.