Am I allowed to say 'this book?' Ok - THIS. BOOK. What Madeline L'Engle did for my imagination in 4th grade, the Shades of Magic series did for my angsty 28-year old soul. A Conjuring of Light is the conclusion to this face-paced trilogy, where our heroes Kell, Lila, and Rhy have to deal with a magic that threatens to take their entire world captive. The stakes are raised, as each character must sustain sacrifices of the people they love in hopes of stopping the dark force. Schwab's writing is unique and thrilling, and her characters make you desperate to join in their adventure. My only regret was having to see this trilogy end.— From Chris
Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy.
*Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017*
This edition will include the following special features:
*Full glossary of terms from the entire series
*Q&A between V.E. Schwab and her editor
As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.
In the wake of tragedy, Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace—but never common—thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.
An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
Shades of Magic series
1. A Darker Shade of Magic
2. A Gathering of Shadows
3. A Conjuring of Light
About the Author
V. E. Schwab is the author of The Near Witch and The Archived. The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing, Schwab has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust. Vicious is her first adult book.
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"Flawless prose...the bittersweet conclusion is a fitting one for a fantastic,emotionally rich series that redefines epic." —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Conjuring of Light
"Desperate gambits, magical battles, and meaningful sacrifice make this a thrilling read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on A Conjuring of Light
"Adventure beckons, and Schwab's smart, exhilarating story doesn't let go until the very end. And, not even then." —Shelf Awareness for Readers on A Conjuring of Light
"The book is still filled with incident and emotion, with difficulty and heartbreak and anger. And it frankly feels subversive." —NPR on A Gathering of Shadows
"[This has] all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Its plot is gripping. Its characters are memorable. [Its setting] is otherworldly yet believable. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure." —Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of The All Souls trilogy
"Full of magic, intrigue, adventure, deception, a bit of piracy...this will engage both adult and young adult fantasy readers alike.” —Booklist on A Darker Shade of Magic