Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Shades of Magic series.
The second installment slows things quite a bit after the previous book’s explosive ending. Delving into long-term relationship consequences, character back stories as well as introducing new characters including a mysterious but magnetic pirate captain, the book is more about world building. There’s much ado about a magic tournament and our leads finding their way back to each, only to have an insidious evil (a thousand times more powerful than the one before) lurking about (making me very nervous) that comes in at the end for one hell of a cliff hanger!— Zinna
The second adventure in #1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab's beloved Shades of Magic trilogy—a dazzling world of parallel Londons where the balance of power is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another must die...
Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Essen Tach tournament, and another London is coming back to life...After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning. But magic must always live in balance—and so now, another London will fall.
Other books by V. E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Shades of Magic series
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light
About the Author
VICTORIA “V. E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the acclaimed Shades universe, the Villains series, the City of Ghosts series, Gallant and the international bestseller The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Her work has received critical acclaim, been translated into over two dozen languages, and optioned for television and film. First Kill – a YA vampire series based on Schwab’s short story of the same name – is now a Netflix series. When not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
"This is how fantasy should be done.”--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Rich details illuminate every dimension of an extravagant city flooded with magic, and intriguing personalities evolve into complex characters...between [the characters those] the vivid setting, and the climactic cliffhanger, Schwab already has us anticipating the rest of the series."--Entertainment Weekly, Grade A on A Gathering of Shadows
"Feels like a priceless object, brought from another, better world of fantasy books. Schwab's writing is engaging and vivid...kept me engrossed by its story every bit as much as I was fascinated by its complex, multilayered world." —io9.com on A Darker Shade of Magic
"All the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy...Schwab has given us a gem of a tale."--Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of The All Souls trilogy