Free Trader Beowulf is an online support group for over-educated and depressed people. Julia joins the group in The Magician King.
The Magician King
Julia grew close to all the members of FTB but eventually joined the group of Failstaff, Pouncy Silverkitten and Asmodeus.
- The name Free Trader Beowulf is an homage to the classic Traveller sci-fi RPG.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Grossman, Lev (August 10, 2011). “Homage vs. Rip-off: An Interview with Lev Grossman and a Guide to Literary Allusions in The Magician King” The Millions. Interview with Cassandra Neace. (¶ p. 185)