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James and Julia, attends an advanced school. On the day of his Princeton interview, he instead is examined for entrance to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, the only school for magic in North America. He, along with 19 others, is accepted to the university and he moves there at once. It soon becomes apparent that magic is incredibly difficult and tedious to learn, as each spell must be varied in dozens of ways, depending on factors such as the phase of the moon and the closest body of water. The curriculum involves learning many old and lost languages, and seemingly endless hand positions. Despite this, Quentin and Alice Quinn are able to move up a year by compressing their first year of studies.
One day during class, an otherworldly horror referred to as “the Beast” enters Brakebills and eats a student before the rest of the faculty are able to drive it away. Third year students are assigned a Discipline. Though Quentin cannot be assigned one, he and Alice are sorted into the Physical magic group. The Physical Kids also include Eliot, Josh, and Janet, who are a year above them. During the spring semester of their fourth year, they are all sent to Brakebills South in Antarctica, where Quentin and Alice are turned into foxes, and fall in love.
Upon graduation, Quentin and the other Physical Kids spend their days and nights in hedonistic pursuits. While still looking for a purpose, his erstwhile classmate Penny arrives with news about travel between worlds and Quentin discovers that Fillory is real. The group finds magical wonders in Fillory, but they eventually discover The Beast, who is revealed to be Martin Chatwin, the eldest child in “Fillory and Further”, who has sacrificed his humanity in order to stay in the magical world forever. After a brutal fight, Alice sacrifices herself to kill Martin, Penny loses both of his hands and chooses to remain in an empty city between the worlds, and a gravely injured Quentin is left in the care of a group of centaurs while the others fear that he will never awaken from his coma. Upon awakening many months later, Quentin becomes depressed and disillusioned, especially when Jane, the youngest Chatwin, reveals herself to have been pulling the strings throughout her siblings’ and Quentin’s stories.
By using a magical time-traveling device, she finally succeeded in killing Martin by leading Quentin and his friends to the confrontation. Back on Earth, Quentin takes a high-paying non-magical job where he spends his time playing video games. One day, Eliot and Janet show up with Julia, who has learned magic, to return as Kings and Queens to Fillory. A high school student strongly attached to a series of children’s books about a magical land called Fillory, Quentin discovers and attends a college of magic before discovering Fillory is real and traveling there.
A talented and natural magician whom Quentin meets while attending Brakebills. She is initially extremely reserved, but opens up when she is placed with Quentin in the Physical Magic group. She and Quentin eventually develop a relationship. A talented magician, and close friend of Quentin’s. He is two years older than Quentin and Alice, and in the same year as Josh and Janet.
Another student in the Physical Magic group. Janet is portrayed as both deeply insecure and surprisingly strong. She is called “Janet Way” by another student in the first book, but “Janet Pluchinsky” by Dean Fogg in the second. A student who enters Brakebills with Alice and Quentin. He proves the existence of Fillory and finds passage to it. He consequently replaced its appearance with the similarly themed Neitherlands instead.