Book Title: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Published: February 21st, 2017
Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.
THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.
WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?
WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
Oh, that awkward moment when you realize you never wrote a review for the last book of one of your favorite series by one of your favorite authors and it’s just been sitting in your drafts folder for months because you’ve been feeling too overwhelmingly lazy and exhausted to even bother to check.
My ongoing praise for everything Victoria Schwab continues with the final installment of the Shade of Magic series. This was a book that I never wanted to start for fear of how I’d feel when I knew it was all over. How can life go on knowing this is where we’ll leave this story? Nevertheless, I started the book immediately after purchasing it (from my favorite indie shop, of course). Unfortunately, that meant that I started it in the airport that same morning after missing my flight and waiting to board the next flight to Las Vegas standby. So, realistically, A Conjuring of Light saved possibly hundreds of lives from me taking out my utter frustration with TSA agents on the unknowing strangers around me. You’re a hero, Ms. Schwab.
After the cliffhanger from the second book, I was so glad to have finished it just days before this book came out. That saved me from a year and losing my hair. Thank god that the final book started right where we left off. The entire time I read, I went through a roller coaster of emotions that ranged from pure joy to sobbing sorrow while my husband slept peacefully beside me complete unaware of the torment my heart had just gone through. Yet, even with this wide range of feelings, at the end, I felt so satisfied. Yes, I wish there was more. I’m an obsessive reader, I want to constantly have my favorite characters thrown in my face at all times. But, this ending felt right. It wasn’t
Yet, even with this wide range of feelings, at the end, I felt so satisfied. Yes, I wish there was more. I’m an obsessive reader, I want to constantly have my favorite characters thrown in my face at all times. But, this ending felt right. It wasn’t so much saying goodbye as it was watching your good friends embark on the next adventures of their lives until you meet again.
Rating: 5 stars