The Magicians: Alice’s Story, a new graphic novel set in the Magicians world, is marvelously entertaining from start to finish. The settings are breathtaking to behold, complete with a hidden magical university and an alternate world straight out of a children’s book that’s filled with marvelous creatures both good and evil. Our protagonist, Alice, begins as a shy young girl, intent on entering the magical college to follow in the steps of her lost brother. She continues to grow into herself, becoming more sure of her power until she emerges as the most powerful one of them all. Her journey hits many rough patches, including the trials of school life and the rocky terrain of relationship drama, but in the end, she becomes the magician she always knew she could be.
Featuring spot-on artwork and a compelling story, The Magicians: Alice’s Story proves to be an action-packed adventure that delicately balances magical intrigue, a good versus evil motif, and the drama of young adulthood. It’s a definite must read.
The Magicians: Alice’s Story
Written by Lilah Sturges
Art by Pius Bak
Published by Archaia
NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.