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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Alert: A Gathering of Shadows, By V.E Schwab


  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (Feb. 23 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765376474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765376473
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
"Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall"- Goodreads

Although I haven’t completed the first novel in the Darker Shades, series, I’ve read enough to know I’m definitely buying the sequel.  A Darker Shade of Magic, (despite some flaws), has proven to be a wellspring of ulterior ideas, as well as a talent at figuring out how to execute them properly.  I can truly say I expect nothing but the same vivacity from A Gathering of Shadows.

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