The world and tasks are absurd, but no more so than any other fantasy novel. It almost feels like Mark Bowsher is poking fun at the grand fantasy tradition (but in a loving way).
I don’t like the word ‘fresh’ but perhaps that’s a good way of describing it. It’s just different than a lot of fantasy/urban fantasy which works really well in its favour.
So, the book follows the history of a family, the Orchiéres, as they flea from France to life in England. The gift of witchcraft is passed down from mother to daughter but at all times they must keep it secret – or face a hostile world that fears women with such powers.
Certain Dark Things is Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s second novel. Like her first novel, Signal to Noise, it is set in Mexico City. However, this is a very different Mexico City. In the book’s universe, vampires were found to exist in the 1960s – and most countries banned them. While vampires aren’t banned in Mexico, they are banned …
Another great series from V E Schwab. Violence breeds monsters in this world and two unlikely people become friends. But they are caught in the middle of monsters wanting to make war and have to survive.
In this Episode of Science Fiction Double Feature, I talk to author V E Schwab about A Conjuring of Light, the third and final installment of the Shades of Magic Series. Then we find out what 18th century London would have really been like with Professor of Urban History, Tim Hitchcock.
A Conjuring of Light is the the third and final book in the Shades of Magic Series by V E Schwab.