An oddity about Magician: Apprentice is that it's only the first part of a book. Both it and Magician: Master are actually a single book call simply Magician, but when it was published in the U.S., it was split into two parts for whatever reason. I'm guessing it was due to size and printing big ass doorstoppers back in the day wasn't optimal. If that's the reason, then it shows how far both book making and the fantasy genre has come because the two halves combined would probably total less than a thousand pages, or one Wheel of Time book. Easily less than a Sanderson. Easily.
But man, I am tearing through Apprentice like dysentery through a medieval army encampment. I'm closing in on 200 pages and that's with me switching between it and a Kurt Wallander book. I don't plan on jumping straight to Master after I finish Apprentice, but it won't be a long wait.