A Conjuring of Light
A Conjuring of Light
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Series: Shades of Magic Vol. 3   

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Annotation: 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 trilogy's conclusion concerns the fate of beloved protagonists -- and old foes.
Catalog Number: #6155732
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 637 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7653-8747-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-7653-8747-9
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017299702
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Publishers Weekly
The superb conclusion to Schwab-s Shades of Magic trilogy picks up shortly after the events in 2016-s A Gathering of Shadows. A ball is in full swing in Red London (one of several parallel Londons). The partiers are celebrating the conclusion of the Essen Tasch, a competition where the most powerful magicians (called Antari) fight each other for the win, but a shadow falls upon the kingdom. Osaron, a being made of powerful magic, wants to take over Red London and make it his own, but first, he-ll need a vessel, and only an Antari will do. Prince Rhy of Red London; his brother, Kell; the thief and Antari Lila Bard; the tormented Holland; and Rhy-s lover, the pirate Alucard, must band together to defeat the relentless, evil Osaron. Lila is still coming to terms with her own wild, untamed power. Kell must do what he can to save the day without hurting Rhy, to whom he-s magically bound. Holland still reels from the torture he endured in White London, and Alucard aches for Rhy but must stay focused on battling Osaron. Flawless prose provides the canvas against which Schwab-s complex characters battle, love, and die, and the bittersweet conclusion is a fitting one for a fantastic, emotionally rich series that redefines epic. (Feb)

Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
The action-packed conclusion to a rich and absorbing fantasy trilogy.Kell has been taken prisoner in White London, trapped in a collar that dampens his magic. His magical connection to his brother, Prince Rhy—the connection that keeps the prince alive—is weakening. Alucard Emery is helplessly watching Rhy, his former lover, fade as that connection begins to break. The White London magician Holland is being slowly taken over by the dangerous, powerful, Black London "shadow king" known as Osaron. And Osaron has his sights set on devouring the magic-rich prize of Red London. But Lila Bard is ready to do the impossible to save Kell and the world—starting by crossing the barrier between worlds by herself, using her own newfound power, for the first time ever. This third and final book in the Shades of Magic series begins where A Gathering of Shadows (2016) left off and keeps up a breakneck pace as our heroes struggle to find a way to stop a magical demon/god who can possess almost any human host. Schwab has created an apocalyptically powerful villain, and the stakes couldn't be higher. Desperate gambits, magical battles, and meaningful sacrifice make this a thrilling read—and there's even a little time to further complicate and deepen some of the series' compelling characters. Fans will gobble up this final battle, in which the characters they love fight desperately to save everything they hold dear. Schwab has fully delivered on the promise of this inventive and captivating series.
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Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+

Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab's New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy. Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017 This edition will include the following special features: *Full glossary of terms from the entire series *Q&A between V.E. Schwab and her editor 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

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