BOOM! Studios made a huge announcement for those who are fans of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians series. The publisher will release The Magicians: Alice’s Story in 2019.

The Magicians: Alice’s Story will be written by Lilah Sturges, with art by Paul Bak, and this lovely cover by Steve Morris.

The Magicians: Alice's Story

Debuting in July 2019, THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of lead character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an epic journey in the magical land of Fillory.

Alice is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills Alice rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically powerful magical creature called the Beast invade their dimension. Soon after graduation, Alice and Quentin set their sights on the idyllic setting from their favorite children’s books, Fillory. In Fillory, magic flows like a river but even with talking animals, enchanted items, and the chance to become king and queen of a magical land in the offing, nothing is what it seems and something far darker lies in wait behind the spellbinding facade. Now fans will learn untold secrets of Alice’s journey, the world of THE MAGICIANS, and will find answers to some of their biggest questions.

“Usually when your work is being adapted, you just hope you’ll end up with something reasonably faithful to your vision,” said novelist Lev Grossman in a press release from BOOM! Studios. “You never expect to have that vision turned around and expanded to reveal incredible new things you never even knew were there. But that’s what happened with ALICE’S STORY.”

“Working on THE MAGICIANS has been a complete joy for me from beginning to end,” said writer Lilah Sturges. “The original novel is so good. It’s just so good. Like, have you read this thing? And it really speaks to me, being as it is the emotional biography of basically every sensitive gifted-and-talented kid. The best part for me was getting to adapt it in a way that presents the events of the novel in an entirely new context, by focusing on Alice rather than Quentin. It’s a change that, perhaps not coincidentally, makes it one of the most effortless jobs I’ve ever had; in real life I’m only a hair’s breadth away from Alice personality-wise, for better or worse.”

I have only watched the first two seasons of The Magicians on Syfy, and I find it very alluring. I have a feeling that when BOOM! Studios releases The Magicians: Alice’s Story in July 2019, I will definitely want to check out what Sturges and Bak bring to the table. I know Sturges was very happy with the announcement on her Twitter feed.

via BOOM! Studios

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