A Darker Shade of Magic
An author that reminds me of Anne Rice with her in-depth and profound writing style, well-knitted web of intrigue, and characters whose evolution and discoveries beg for more.
🎥 In a Snapshot
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)🔗Author: V.E. Schwab
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This is the first book in a Fantasy trilogy.
Schwab has a peculiar way of writing difficult to explain. It isn’t as light as many contemporary writers’, but that’s not a criticism. Instead, she adds depth to her story. Her books need to be digested, processed. All of that allows her to create a web of intricate characters, fantasy and suspense; Add on top, the emotions and values we get to navigate with them and their evolution throughout. It’s a combination of factors she is really good at mastering.
What to Expect
- A lot of intrigue
- A brief but promising spark
- No dull moments
- Interesting clues and enough to explore further
- Well-built characters with a lot to offer
- Power plays
- Elemental magic
- Multidimensional world
Review on the rest of the trilogy. Stay tuned!
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