Today marks the sixth anniversary of A Darker Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab! This is one of my favourite fantasy series and I still can’t believe we’re getting more books in this series soon. There’s something about all of Victoria’s writing that resonates with me but Shades of Magic in particular spoke to me on so many different levels and really inspired me. Although these books are not perfect (because nothing is) I really believe these books are great and a must-read for modern fantasy fans.
The release dates of Threads of Power (the next trilogy set in this world) is yet to be announced – some speculate we’ll get the first instalment towards the end of this year but based on Victoria’s previous tweets I think it’s more likely going to be 2022, with each subsequent book released annually. The Steel Prince comics have been out for a while now but I am yet to read them (though of course I already bought the signed editions!).
I’m thinking of hosting a readalong for both the Shades of Magic trilogy and The Steel Prince comics trilogy, maybe in May or June? I’ll have to double check what other books are coming out in those months, it would be a shame to try and fit in a readalong in a month filled with other great releases. I’ll do some investigating and will hopefully have an announcement out soon. 😅
All of Shade of Magic books with links to purchase:
- A Darker Shade of Magic (Signed Bookplate Edition)*
- A Gathering of Shadows (Signed Bookplate Edition)*
- A Conjuring of Light (Signed Collector’s Edition)*
- The Steel Prince Vol 1 (Signed)*
- The Steel Prince Vol 2: Night of Knives (Signed)*
- The Steel Prince Vol 3: The Rebel Army (Signed Bookplate Edition)*
- Shades Of Magic: Steel Prince: Volumes 1-3 (Hardcover Box Set) (Pre-order)*
Here’s V.E. Schwab’s Instagram post for ADSOM’s birthday!