I’ve been waiting for this wondrous book to be released for just under a year now, I first read A Darker Shade Of Magic (the first book in Schwab’s Darker Shades series) last May and I immediately fell in love with Schwab’s beautiful, almost poetic writing and the incredible world she weaves for the intricate and captivating characters. AGOS was absolutely worth the wait! HERE is the link to a summary of A Darker Shade Of Magic at Goodreads and HERE is a link to the Recaptains summary so you can catch up if you need to!
Summary of A Gathering Of Shadows from Goodreads:
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighbouring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.
QUICK WARNING!: There will be some spoilers from here please don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled or haven’t read the book yet!!