A Darker Shade of Magic #2
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 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.
About the Author
V.E. Schwab is the bestselling author of Vicious, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, an Amazon Best Book of the Year (as well as Best Book of the month), a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice 2013 Book Awards, and the ALA top pick for Fantasy for their 2014 reading list. It was also noted in various author best-of lists, from Laini Taylor to Chuck Wendig. She is also the author of The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound.
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Comments about A Gathering of Shadows:
A great beginning to a new fantasy trilogy. It has many of my favourite fictional themes, an intriguing magic system, great world building, powerful platonic relationships and most importantly a well written and though out story which had me wanting more. Cannot wait to read 'A Darker Shade of Magic'. V.E Schwab has become one of my new favourite authors.
Series: A Darker Shade of Magic
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st May 2016
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.34