{Blog Tour} A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Posted March 10, 2016 by Bee in Blog Tour / 14 Comments

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Hey there guys! I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Gathering of Shadows! Victoria Schwab herself stops by to answer a question, but first, here’s more about the book!

{Blog Tour} A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows


by Victoria Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #1
Published on February 23rd 2016
by Tor Books
Genres: Fantasy
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: The Archived, Vicious, A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

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—meaning that another London must fall.

A Darker Shade of Magic gave us two amazing characters to fall in love with in Kell and Lila, amazing new worlds full of magic and so much more. What can the readers expect when going into A Gathering Of Shadows?

A Gathering of Shadows is the character-driven book in the series. Which is not to say it doesn’t have plot, too, but it’s also a book about people. Kell and Lila are on their own adventures, inevitably to collide, Rhy becomes a major character, we meet Alucard Emery, captain of the Night Spire, Jinnar and Kisimyr, and the rest of the tournament magicians, two other empires and their royals, a White London mercenary and her new king, and many more. Add to that the magical tournament, with its matches, but also its balls, a world reborn, a rising power, and a very, very dark threat, and you have half of A GATHERING OF SHADOWS 😉

You can read my review of this amazing book here.

About Victoria Schwab

I am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. I also suffer from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories. When I’m not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, I’m usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

My first YA novel, THE NEAR WITCH, a dark original fairy tale, debuted with Disney*Hyperion in August 2011, and is now out in paperback.

My next YA novel, THE ARCHIVED, is the first book in a new supernatural series about a world where the dead are shelved like books, and it hits stores January 2013, also with Disney*Hyperion.

My first adult novel, VICIOUS, about two brilliant and highly disturbed pre-med students who set out to generate their own superpowers and end up mortal enemies, is out in hardcover from Tor September 2013.

I have more books coming out in 2014, but I’ll get to those later.

These days, when someone asks me what I do when I’m NOT writing, I just kind of laugh nervously. But in truth, on the odd occasion I’m not typing away, I’m probably baking cookies, or watching BBC shows, or wandering. (See how we came full circle, there?)

Bee

About Victoria Schwab

I am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. I also suffer from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories. When I’m not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, I’m usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

My first YA novel, THE NEAR WITCH, a dark original fairy tale, debuted with Disney*Hyperion in August 2011, and is now out in paperback.

My next YA novel, THE ARCHIVED, is the first book in a new supernatural series about a world where the dead are shelved like books, and it hits stores January 2013, also with Disney*Hyperion.

My first adult novel, VICIOUS, about two brilliant and highly disturbed pre-med students who set out to generate their own superpowers and end up mortal enemies, is out in hardcover from Tor September 2013.

I have more books coming out in 2014, but I’ll get to those later.

These days, when someone asks me what I do when I’m NOT writing, I just kind of laugh nervously. But in truth, on the odd occasion I’m not typing away, I’m probably baking cookies, or watching BBC shows, or wandering. (See how we came full circle, there?)

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14 responses to “{Blog Tour} A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

    • Bee
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      Yes! I understand why you’d be scared. For one, it has a lot of hype and that can kill a book. But also, you just know there’ll be a killer cliffhanger at the end because it’s book 2 and book 3 is still so far off. xD

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