A delightful reward for those who have read the Shades of Magic series and a captivating, thrilling fantasy story in its own right.
By V.E. Schwab ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 26, 2023
Seven years have passed since Kell, Lila, and Holland triumphed over Osaron. During this time, Lila has been sailing the seas, gathering knowledge and working as a spy for the Crown. Kell has been honing his skills with ordinary weapons, as wielding magic causes him pain. Holland, unfortunately, gave his life in the battle. Now, the Hand is plotting against King Rhy and they have their sights set on a powerful magical object. Lila, Kell, Rhy, and Alucard will all be pulled into the danger as they try to uncover the plot and protect their family. At the same time, Tes, a young girl with the rare ability to see and manipulate the threads of magic, is in hiding in Red London, while Kosika, the young queen of White London, is determined to restore her world’s magic. Schwab’s new series is full of the same elements that made her previous series, A Darker Shade of Magic (2015), so beloved: dynamic characters, suspenseful plots, intricate worldbuilding, and captivating relationships. Tes and Kosika are just as compelling as the returning fan favorites, and Schwab’s pacing is masterful. This book is sure to cast a spell on readers.
Pub Date: Sept. 26, 2023
Page Count: 656
Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023