A Conjuring of Light
*Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017*
As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.
In the wake of tragedy, Kell--once assumed to be the last surviving Antari--begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. 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.
An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
Shades of Magic series
1. A Darker Shade of Magic
2. A Gathering of Shadows
3. A Conjuring of Light
- Hardback | 624 pages
- 150 x 211 x 48mm | 658g
- 21 Feb 2017
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
12 Mar 2019
"Flawless prose...the bittersweet conclusion is a fitting one for a fantastic, emotionally rich series that redefines epic." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Conjuring of Light
"Desperate gambits, magical battles, and meaningful sacrifice make this a thrilling read." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on A Conjuring of Light
"Adventure beckons, and Schwab's smart, exhilarating story doesn't let go until the very end. And, not even then." --Shelf Awareness for Readers on A Conjuring of Light
"The book is still filled with incident and emotion, with difficulty and heartbreak and anger. And it frankly feels subversive." --NPR on A Gathering of Shadows
"[This has] all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Its plot is gripping. Its characters are memorable. [Its setting] is otherworldly yet believable. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of The All Souls trilogy
"Full of magic, intrigue, adventure, deception, a bit of piracy...this will engage both adult and young adult fantasy readers alike." --Booklist on A Darker Shade of Magic
About V E Schwab