“Anoshe brought solace. And hope. And the strength to let go.”
Title: A Conjuring of Light
Publisher: Titan Books
London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.
I have no idea how V.E.Schwab continues to further impress me with every new novel she comes out with. V.E.Schwab is someone who has never failed to completely astound me with her writing. She somehow seems to incorporate phenomenal world building, phenomenal characters and phenomenal writing into every book of hers and A Conjuring of Light 100% did not let me down.
The third book in a trilogy is always the make or break moment in a series. The writer has to somehow round up and finish off on a story; but they have to do it well. Seeing as the first two books in the Shades of Magic series were amazing, ACOL had to be just as amazing as well – and it sure as hell was.
Character wise this book was probably the bets of the three. There was so much development in individual characters and new bonds being formed. Holland, by far, the most unexpected. I rarely enjoy redemption arcs with villains for some reason but this one was so done so so well I couldn’t do anything but love it!
The plot was fast-paced and despite the lack of plot twists, the action and events throughout completely made up for that. I could see all the effort that had been put into coming up with such an intriguing plot whilst reading. V.E.Schwab really knows how to keep a reader engaged.
I could write so much more on this book but honestly, this book was so good I can hardly put it into words. I am just so utterly astounded by this book and can’t wait to read anything by V.E.Schwab that is to come!