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Shades of Magic 2
A Gathering of Shadows
A Novel
By (author): V. E. Schwab
9780765376473 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Historical Feb 23, 2016 Print Run: 40000
$36.50 CAD
Active 5.88 x 8.54 x 1.61 in 512 pages black and white illustrations throughout Tor/Forge Tor Books
 
Goodreads Choice Awards 2016, Nominated

From #1New York Timesbestselling author V.E. Schwab

"Addictive and immersive,A Gathering of Shadowscements this series as a must-read." —Entertainment Weekly, grade A

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-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall...in V.E. Schwab'sA Gathering of Shadows.

Shades of Magic series
1.A Darker Shade of Magic
2.A Gathering of Shadows
3. A Conjuring of Light

V. E. SCHWAB's first adult novel,Vicious,debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels, including the acclaimedThe Near Witch,along with writing Middle Grade for Scholastic.The Independent calls Schwab "the natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones" and someone who has "an enviable, almost Gaiman-esque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones."

"Plans: -National advertising targeting science fiction & fantasy audiences -7 city author tour -Appearances at book festivals & regional trade shows -Extensive online publicity campaign & review attention -Promotion on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, the Tor/Forge blog & in the newsletter; Goodreads Sweepstakes"

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"A Darker Shade of Magichas all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness,New York Timesbestselling author of the All Souls trilogy

"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

"Compulsively readable…her characters make the book. Just as Kell has layers, Lila is a satisfyingly rich invention…the stakes feel higher because Schwab takes the time to make a world worth getting lost in.Darker Shade Of Magicresolves its plot thoroughly, but still feels like it could be the seed of a lengthy series. With so many worlds on the map, there's plenty left to discover." —NPRon A Darker Shade of Magic

"Schwab is a fantastic writer, and this book moves along quickly: it’s an easy world to immerse oneself in, and the four Londons that we get to visit are a treat to behold: they’re vibrant, interesting and detailed. The worldbuilding here is spectacular, and it’s worth picking up the book for this alone. (Well, and the fantastic cover.)The series is set to be adapted into a television series, and both books will be perfect for that." —io9on A Gathering of Shadows

"This is how fantasy should be done.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Gathering of Shadows

"Full of magic, intrigue, adventure, deception, a bit of piracy...this will engage both adult and young adult fantasy readers alike.” —Bookliston A Gathering of Shadows

Also Available

A Darker Shade of Magic V. E. Schwab 9780765376466 $22.50 CAD Jan 19, 2016
Vicious V. E. Schwab 9780765335357 $23.99 CAD Jan 20, 2015

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