Reading something by V.E. Schwab is like the best feast in the great hall of Hogwarts at the end of term. Sensory overload, in the best way!
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.
This series has been an utter delight from start to finish, and this last book of the trilogy was nothing short of perfect. I am so happy it ended on a high note!
There is something to be said of a story that envelops you wholly, the kind where you forget a pot is on the stove or skip wrapping Christmas presents one evening to finish those last 20 pages. That’s the kind of book I love to get lost in, and Schwab always delivers with a writing style is nothing short of poetry.
Admittedly I have hated Lila Bard from the start, with a fiery passion. Like Kell, I am keen on rules and order BUT in A Conjuring of Light I came to like Lila and her ways (i.e. didn’t growl every time her name popped up). I won’t re-hash all the relationships and who gets their happy ending and who doesn’t but overall I was satisfied with everyone’s fate. The pacing of this one is also spot on, I occasionally found this series wordy slowing me down while reading but I zipped thru this one. There’s enough action and a smidge of romance to really get lost in it all. Side note thank the lord for authors who write about LGBTQ relationships! Happy to see an uptick in the diversity of sexual orientation in my reading!
I would absolutely recommend this and will obviously be forcing this series on anyone who asks me for a recommendation and will certainly re-read this series again and again.
I give this book 6/6 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️YEP I SAID IT! READ THESE BOOKS PEOPLE!
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