A Conjuring of Light

A Conjuring of Light

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Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows , and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab reach a thrilling conclusion concerning the fate of beloved protagonists--and old foes.

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

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765387462
Branch Call Number: FIC Schwa
Characteristics: 624 pages


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Jan 17, 2018

It feels like a different writer with the character personalities changing jarringly.

May 30, 2017

I love the series but this book was far too long.

May 19, 2017

I read this last week and came back today to review it. What was it about again? Utterly forgetful and a waste of time.

May 08, 2017

What. A. Conclusion!! This book was nonstop from the first page and I adored every minute of it. It was so intense in every way; I gasped and grinned and cried. It was great.

Apr 07, 2017

One of my favorite series I have read in a while and like other people mentioned a great ending (especially Holland). Overall a very satisfying trilogy and each book stands on its own as a great read.

KateHillier Mar 21, 2017

I am very sad to see this trilogy end but I am thrilled with the conclusion. No loose ends, no mercy in the fallout (even though my poor heart bleeds at a lot of that fallout), no reason to be unsatisfied. I hold out hope that maybe this world is revisited if not these characters, though I would certainly not object to that either.

We pick up right where book 2 left us and we have a strange alliance that develops. We also get a ton of backstory with a certain character which puts a lot of his actions into context without excusing them. I really love that no one is romanticized in this series. Yes Lila is awesome, Rhy is dashing, and Kell is dark and mysterious but they and the others struggle and none of that is magically solved.

I rationed this book out as best as I could to make it last longer but, alas, all good things come to an end. And I can always reread the whole series again, which is definitely happening. If you love fantasy and haven't found this trilogy yet, I very very much recommend it.

VaughanPLAlyssia Mar 13, 2017

I wish this series could go on and on and on forever, but since it can’t, ACOL is the perfect ending. Schwab really knows how to tell a story. The pacing is relentless; I literally spent an entire day just reading this book because I couldn’t find a point to put it down. And I loved it! If you liked the first two instalments, you’ll love this one. The characters are just as entertaining as before—if not more so, as they all have to work together in new ways. Kell and Alucard trying not to kill each other is hilarious as always, and Lila is just, well…Lila. Which is to say, amazing. I even loved Holland by the end. Basically I loved everything about it. Read it immediately!

Phil_R Mar 03, 2017

It all happens too fast, but that's okay we can read it slow to linger in this amazing world for as long as possible. The series' conclusion definitely makes up for some of the lack of forward movement in 'Gathering of Shadows', and I get the feeling Schwab might bring us back to the 4 Londons, which makes sense considering the magic of this place is such an unstoppable and irresistible force.

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