A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab audiobook

A Gathering of Shadows: A Novel

By V. E. Schwab
Read by Kate Reading  and Michael Kramer

Macmillan Audio 9780765376473

The Darker Shade of Magic Series: Book 2

16.15 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427277039

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 extravagent 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-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall...in V.E. Schwab's A Gathering of Shadows.

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Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016

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 extravagent 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-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall...in V.E. Schwab's A Gathering of Shadows.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rich details illuminate every dimension of an extravagant city flooded with magic, and intriguing personalities evolve into complex characters.” Entertainment Weekly, Grade A
“Schwab wastes no time diving into the action with a corker of an opening scene…The glimpses of White London and Black London are as chilling as ever…but the real shining jewel of this novel is the unexpected yet completely organic character evolution she’s crafted for Lila Bard. No cookie-cutter heroine, Lila isn’t just bold and brave—she’ll slit a throat as easily as she’ll pick a pocket. Outside of television’s Jessica Jones, I can’t remember encountering an anti-heroine this ruthless—and this engaging.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Schwab is a fantastic writer, and this book moves along quickly…The world-building here is spectacular, and it’s worth picking up the book for this alone. The series is set to be adapted into a television series, and both books will be perfect for that.” io9
“This is how fantasy should be done.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Full of magic, intrigue, adventure, deception, a bit of piracy…this will engage both adult and young-adult fantasy readers alike.” Booklist
“Michael Kramer and Kate Reading jointly narrate the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic for the most part to great success…Fans will especially enjoy the complex world building.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: V. E. Schwab

Author Bio: V. E. Schwab

V. E. Schwab is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestselling Vengeful and A Conjuring of Light. Her young-adult book The Near Witch was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best YA books of the decade.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English