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Publisher's 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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New narrator has a halting way of reading. Ruined the flow of the story for me. I will just read the book.

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  • 12-09-2020

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.

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  • 22-10-2020

Disappointing performance

The story is good -not as good as the first one, but still interesting-. The performance though is really frustrating. The female acting/narration is great but the male one is really bad. The male narrator is very monotonous and accents every sentence mid way and before commas making it sound like he is reading from a list.... Impossible to focus on the story and get into the feeling. I'll probably just read the book.

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  • K Winfield
  • 20-09-2020

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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