A Conjuring of Light // V.E. Schwab


The final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, A Conjuring of Light, brings us three of the most powerful magicians in all the worlds uniting to take down a shadow king that has taken over the usually lush and prosperous kingdom of Red London and threatens to spread beyond.

Kell, Lila, Rhy, Holland, and Alucard Emery are quite the cast of characters and they continue to carry the final installment of the Shades of Magic series right up to the end. What I love about this series is that every character is so distinct and the relationships between them draw you in like a fish on a line.

 The magic system in this trilogy has impressed me since the very beginning with its creativity and vivid descriptions. There are hardly any flaws-- magic gives and takes, some magicians are stronger than others, power is dictated by the elements and thus have limits. The world Schwab created is also really fun to read about, as we use doors to cross into other worlds along with our Antari characters. All forms of London continued to show their rich colors as we delve deeper into this Antari magic in the final installment. 

There's something to be said about a very long book that holds your attention all the way through. A Conjuring of Light is extremely action-packed and Schwab never makes us sit through long dialogue or an empty scene. Finally, the relationships that have been hinted at or fledgling in the Shades of Magic series hit their peak in this book and I loved all of them. 

Overall? I highly recommend this series and am gratified that the final installment lost none of its heat!

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