A Conjuring of Light: A Novel by V. E. Schwab

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V. E. Schwab published A Conjuring of Light in February 2017, the fourth book of the NYT bestselling Shades of Magic fantasy series. She is the author of a number of MG and YA novels, including This Savage Song. Discover a short biography of the author, her book, as well as ratings and reviews about it.

V. E. Schwab was born in 1987. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, but frequents Edinburgh.

She has been called “the heir to Diana Wynne Jones.” Her dynamic work has caught the attention of major TV and film studios.

Victoria has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh.

An American fantasy author, she is best known for the following books: firstly, for her 2013 novel Vicious, which was named by Publishers Weekly the novel one of its best books of 2013 for SF/Fantasy/Horror and was awarded by the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association the top fantasy book in their 2014 Reading List; secondly, for her NYT bestselling Shades of Magic series; thirdly, for her children’s and young adult fiction published under the name Victoria Schwab.

Her novel, A Darker Shade of Magic (2015), the second of the Shades of Magic series, also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. A Gathering of Shadows is the third book of the Shades of Magic series (2016).

A Conjuring of Light is her latest novel, the fourth book of the Shades of Magic series and was reliesed in February 2017.


Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy.

As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.

In the wake of tragedy, Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace—but never common—thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.

An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.



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