|SFS: Let's turn to The Magician King. It surprised me when I read it: How do you approach a story like The Magicians and take the story even further? |
LG: The Magicians was a coming of age story, so in a lot of ways by the end of the book the bigger story was still just beginning. Quentin had finally grown up enough to be a proper hero. He'd come into a sense of his own power. Now it's time for him to figure out what to do with it.
Also, selfishly, there were a lot of parts of Fillory he hadn't been to yet. I wanted a look at them. I sometimes think C.S. Lewis must have been thinking something like that when he wrote The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Just get everybody onto a magic boat, and see what happens!
Also I was wondering what had happened to Julia.