Geek Book Review: A Conjuring of Light

The epic conclusion to the Shades of Magic series.

The shadow god Osaron is taking over Red London. The antaris, Holland from White London, Lilla from Grey London, and Kell from Red London need to unite to save not only one but all of three Londons in three different worlds.

The three antaris (powerful magicians) from three different Londons face the god Osaron in this final book of the “Shades of Magic” series. The series features antari Kell who has the ability to visit the other “Londons” from the other worlds.

I mentioned before that I’m not a fan of V.E. Schwab’s world-building technique, the way it constructed the rules of magic, or even the plot. The rules of magic in Scwab’s world closely resembles that of in the “Last Airbender.” I hate Osaron’s unlimited power, the point being is to demonstrate the boundaries of magic, but it also makes the author annoyingly trying to be superior. But the plot is simple with character stories blending at the middle, and a final evil to conquer at the end of it.

Geek Rate

ares-512Mortal Worthy (3 out of 5 stars).  “A Conjuring of Light” feels weak in its quest to be different and much more unique and powerful. The result is that the structure of magic becomes chaotic. The book shines best when the author discusses magic and nature. Along with the many lessons from the characters, it gives depth to the whole story.

2018-11-29 19.23.21 - CopyReignell Francisco

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