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A Gathering of Shadows

A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 2
Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

From number one New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab comes the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic - A Gathering of Shadows

Kell is plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, he is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. 

As Red London prepares for the Element Games - an extravagant international competition of magic - a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning. 

Black London has risen again - and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall. 

©2016 V. E. Schwab (P)2020 W. F. Howes

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"Addictive and immersive, A Gathering of Shadows cements this series as a must-read." (Entertainment Weekly

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Hmmm...

If I could split this book into three. I'd keep the first and the last part and discard the middle. Too much filler and not enough action in the middle.

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  • Martin K
  • 12-09-20

good writing, great narrating, OK story

It's well written, and it is set in an interesting world. The storyline is very predictable and - worse - there are many things that just make no sense and characters act in really cliche-type manners. Think main character storming off alone without informing allies into an obviously dangerous situation without any reason to do so.