Please Tell Them Our Names
"You need to go off the garden path." - Jane Chatwin
"The bridge between your past self and your present self is delicate. If you break it…" - Alice Quinn
After forty timeloops, one little shift caused by Quentin's timeshare spell was enough to create a splinter timeline - Timeline 41. In Timeline 41, "Mike" is around for longer, but Eliot, Margo, and Quentin get closer in the end. So do Alice and Penny. Friendships take unexpected turns, and they left the garden path behind long ago. But all roads lead, in the end, to Fillory.
Part of a series but can be mostly read as a standalone.