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From the author of A Darker Shade of Magic comes Vengeful, the highly-anticipated sequel to V. E. Schwab's debut adult novel Vicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers.

A super-powered battle of genius, cruelty, and the lengths one will go for vengeance--V. E. Schwab returns with the end to the Villains duology.

Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever.

Sydney Clarke once had Serena--beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she's alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol. And then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days--being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains.

And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

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"Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes... In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A brilliant exploration of the superhero mythos and a riveting revenge thriller." --The Guardian on Vicious

"V.E.Schwab's Vicious is the superhero novel I've been waiting for: fresh, merciless, and yes, vicious. Wow." --Mira Grant, NYT bestselling author of Blackout

"Vicious is dark and intricate and can't turn the pages fast enough. I loved it."--Dan Wells, NYT bestselling author of Savages
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 137 x 210mm
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765387522
  • 9780765387523
  • 88,837

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Praise for Vicious

"As epic and gripping as any classic comic...will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The writing and storycraft is Schwab's own superpower as this tale leaps of the page in all its dark, four-color comic-book glory." --Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath

"Schwab's artful chronology-bending plotting rivals that of any Iain Banks novel, and her writing is a sly, cynical treat." --Financial Times (UK)

"A fun, morally-flexible revenge tale that pits two mad scientists against each other." --Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse

"V.E. Schwab demonstrates real literary super powers with Vicious -a dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Extinction Machine and Marvel Universe Vs The Avengers

"Vicious is dark and intricate and daring, twisting back and forth through time and morality and life and death until you can't turn the pages fast enough. I loved it." --Dan Wells
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About V E Schwab

VICTORIA (V. E.) SCHWAB is the author of the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series, as well as a number of middle grade and young adult novels, including This Savage Song. She has been called "the heir to Diana Wynne Jones." Her dynamic work has caught the attention of major TV and film studios. Schwab has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, but frequents Edinburgh.
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