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A Gathering of Shadows
A Gathering of Shadows: A Novel | V. E. Schwab
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 extravagent international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring 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-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall.
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emz711
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Really enjoying this series.
And having a very tough time with the kissing scenes while listening - quite hot while I'm driving home from work!
#audiobook #redlondon

HOTPock3tt This is my fave of the series! And yes the kissing scenes were hot!! 😍♥️😁🎉 3w
emz711 @HOTPock3tt what do you think is the name for that? Like audio sexy sneak attack 3w
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I just finished this and now I have to wait until Monday to get the third book. I hate cliffhangers!

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie would this fall under team theme? 1mo
Chili @TheReadingMermaid It‘s iffy. Good against evil. Magic. Orason is pure evil out to destroy everything. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid I will say yes then 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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julesG
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BookwormAHN
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I really love this series and this book definitely did not suffer from the sophomore slump. Also Rhy and Alucard may be my new favorite couple ❤
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville @MinDea

llcoolnate I've never heard of this! Sounds worth the read?! 2mo
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Ddzmini
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #day7 had to have these

HOTPock3tt Man I love this series!! ♥️book 2 especially is awesome 2mo
tpixie Threat covers great series! 2mo
Palimpsest The cover is why I initially wanted to read the first book! 2mo
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gradcat I agree with @Palimpsest ... these covers really are very inviting! ♥️ 2mo
Ddzmini @HOTPock3tt I know I can‘t get enough of it 2mo
Ddzmini @tpixie thank you 😋📖 2mo
Ddzmini @Palimpsest And @gradcat I can‘t say the same but once I read the first one it does apply 📖😋🙌🏽 (edited) 2mo
Palimpsest @Ddzmini I was also intrigued by the fantasy plot line and yes once I started reading I was hooked. I loved Lila maybe more than Kell. Now I‘ll read anything Schwab writes, but this series was my introduction to her books. 😊Some of my favorite covers for sure. 2mo
gradcat I might just check these out... 😁 2mo
Ddzmini @gradcat it worth it 📖😋 2mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Hello spare time to read, I‘ve missed you! Only 100 or so pages left and I really want to finish! This one has dragged a little for me but things are picking up and I‘m excited to pick up the next one!

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Bookgirl
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VE Schwab fans...run, don‘t walk, to owlcrate.com to get your own Essen Tasch playing cards with illustrated face cards featuring characters from A Gathering of Shadows from 4 different artists. The cards are gorgeous. I wish Litsy let me post multiple pictures...the edges are a gorgeous red foil. Right now you can buy these separately from their subscription boxes but I doubt they will last! I‘m still scouring eBay for the Caraval cards!

tournevis I love this, in every way, but the King of Hearts is David Sylvian circa 1984. This drawing is a copy of a very famous pic of his. I don't know how I feel about this. Here: https://images.app.goo.gl/zANyf47h1CuFjfPQ6 2mo
Bookgirl Interesting! Looks inspired by possibly, although not exact enough to be a direct copy. The artist here is Nicole Deal 2mo
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Dokusho-Noctis
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Who the frick names the last part of their book Catadtrophe!!!

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Emily2002
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I finished this marvelous book an hour ago and I must admit this second installment was absolutely PHENOMENAL AND JUST AMAZING! And I‘m just so in love with this world,and I really love Kell and Lila I seriously love them so much,I highly recommend this book to everyone! Please read it,it‘s really that good,I can‘t wait to start A Conjuring of Light so very soon! That ending though was such a cliffhanger! This book deserves all the stars ⭐️

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Emily2002
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I‘m definitely going to finished A Gathering of Shadows today! I‘m blown away by this book I just think it‘s phenomenal! 📚📚

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Ash.on.the.line
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I had a long to do list today and I did do a couple things, but it‘s such a perfect reading outside day! Warm but breezy, so how could I resist? Plus I need to finish one of the many books I‘m reading! Hope everyone is enjoying their day!

rretzler I‘m avoiding my long to do list as well today (of course, I end up doing that most days!) 3mo
Ash.on.the.line @rretzler I may be guilty of that most days as well! 3mo
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bourne.shell
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Pretty good. Easy Read. Loved the development with Lila, especially in the opening. Emery I took take or Leave. The onset of him being in love with Rhy I thought was a bit to easy of a plot point, the speed at which Lila developed her powers was also a little too easy.

The games were fun and made for great reading and the little bits with Holland and black London added just enough mystery that you wanted to know what would happen next.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Being a little anti social during a cookout but I just am not interested in the conversation! 🤷🏻‍♀️😬😅😂

Amiable This is me at every family function I've been forced to attend since the beginning of time. :)
3mo
BiblioLitten @Amiable Hahaha me too! I want to read but I also want to know if dinner is ready. 😁 3mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Spent a little time this morning getting a few chapters in. It‘s starting a little slow but I‘m pushing through! 😄

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Emily2002
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Staring this book today! I will seriously love this book so much!💕📚📚

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wanderinglynn
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#FriYayIntro
1. A bit of both because inside is comfy clothes, comfy couch, & all my books. But I do love being in nature, walking through a forest or sitting by the sea.
2. Adult beverage–gin & tonic. Non-adult–sweet tea
3. Space, particularly the Restaurant at the End of the Universe
4. White
5. Yes. I know without looking because it was the last pair in the drawer & I was too lazy to walk from my bedroom to the laundry room. 😂

ShyBookOwl Lol! I did the same thing with my underwear this morning. 3mo
wanderinglynn @ShyBookOwl 🙌🏻 for end of the week laziness! 😂 3mo
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bookandbedandtea
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I'm totally immersed in this world so when the second book ended- on a cliffhanger! 😲- during my morning commute it just about ruined my day. All I could think about all day was starting the next book. Luckily it was immediately available from the library so I got to start it on the way home. And what a fine mess everyone is in, I can't wait to see how this plays out. #nervous #teamkell

jpmcwisemorgan There‘s another trilogy coming in the same universe but with different people. The graphic novel/comic is a prequel. 3mo
emz711 Jealous! I've been waiting for the second one for weeks! 3mo
bookandbedandtea @jpmcwisemorgan Another trilogy has me kind of excited but I looked at the graphic novel and just I'm not sure I can summon amy interest in Maxim. Have you read it? 3mo
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bookandbedandtea @emz711 oh no! I hope you get it soon. 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve not read it. I‘ll probably get around to it eventually but I have so many books I want to read first! 3mo
bookandbedandtea @jpmcwisemorgan So many books is a good problem to have! 3mo
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bookandbedandtea
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I'm about halfway through (the Games just started) & Lila still irritates me. From reviews I've seen most people see her positively as a strong female role model but all I see are arrogance & over confidence which doesn't appeal to me regardless of gender. I hope the romance the author seems to be setting up for her & Kell doesn't go anywhere.
On the other hand, I adore Kell, Rhy, & Alucard! Even Holland interests me so I'm truly enjoying this.

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bookandbedandtea
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I'm only a quarter into this second book and I'm officially obsessed with Kell Maresh.

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Mommamanzi
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Thank you so much @MommyOfTwo for even MORE to my awesome #coffeebeansbookclub package!!!

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Craftylikefox
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I spoiled myself with one of the tops I have been eyeing on Jordandené.com. There is a whole beautiful collection of the Darker Shades of Magic Trilogy. I will be getting more in the future. Great quality!

IndyHannaJones Love it 4mo
Eyelit Awesomeness! 4mo
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Simply_Reads
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I love this series! After this series I will probably check out other books from this author. Any recommendations? #v.e.schwab

Eyelit She‘s also doing some graphic novel prequels to this series! 😁 4mo
Simply_Reads @Eyelit thanks I‘ll check them out! 4mo
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akaGingerK
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... Really should have picked up the third book before my day off. 😅
Anyway! I loved this book, too - looking forward to making this the first trilogy I‘ve finished in awhile!

(Now, what to start in lieu of the not-in-the-house next book?)

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 And this is the matching US edition of A Gathering Of Shadows, so when the 3rd book comes out in a Collectors Edition I‘ll end up with 3 sets of the series in my shelves!(I also have the UK paperbacks)Lucky I love V.E.Schwabs writing so much. When I finally get around to rearranging my library(meaning..when I get well enough)my Special Editions section is going to take up at least half of one wall #specialeditionsarespecial😋

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 The matching edition of Bk2 in the trilogy. I can‘t remember if I posted this before but this is what it looks like. I ended up buying both versions of the Collectors Editions, I bought the 1st book a year ago & put it away, then when the 2nd books came out, I thought it was this version so bought the above book. Turned out I‘d bought the US version first..so now I have the first 2 in each set!

KirstieE 😍😍😍 5mo
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drneutron
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I'm really enjoying Schwab's concept of parallel worlds (and Londons) separated by magical influence. Plus the writing's top notch!

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EmilieGR
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Schwab did it again! Such an exciting follow up to the first book! I can see why people got frustrated with the prolonged tension of Kell and Lila seeing each other again but I enjoyed spending time with them separately. The real growing tension is between Kell and the royal family! The tournament added an extra layer of excitement, which was fun.

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akaGingerK
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My current read - I wish I weren‘t about to head to work!

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e.c.vitoria
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#53 although I really wanted to continue the caraval series I am determined to finish both series this month so I shall travel back n forth between both worlds. They‘re both excellently done.

Caffeinated_Reader Omggggg this series is amazeballs!!! I want to read the 3rd book but I have to stick to my plan and read Legendary because I‘m trying to finish both trilogies this month. I absolutely love these worlds. Kell. Oh my Kell. Please be ok. “She” IS enough. I know she‘ll be. 5mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Here are the books I want to read this month. I decided to go with a theme this month, 2nd books in a series. I will also have a book for one of my book clubs and whatever I read with the kids this month.
My #CurrentRead is the tagged book. Let‘s kick off #SummerTime right!

wanderinglynn A Gathering of Shadows is on my June TBR! 6mo
MommyOfTwo @wanderinglynn yay! It‘s good so far. I started the other day, I‘m about 100 pages in. 6mo
OriginalCyn620 I like idea of a theme month! 👌🏻 6mo
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MommyOfTwo
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I‘m getting some reading done and the kids just got out of the pool. Love warm nights 😊

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MommyOfTwo
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I‘ve been anticipating Book number two for a while now. Here we go! #sequels

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InBooksILive
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Love, finally, being back in this world!

#SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩 6mo
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InBooksILive
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I was waiting until this collector's edition came out in March (pretty sure it was March) to buy this 2nd book in the Shades of Magic series, since I had gotten the 1st book, A Darker Shade of Magic in the collectors edition as well, and now I finally got it! The art on the inside is so gorgeous and all the characters look so good!

Now to wait for the 3rd book, A Conjuring of Light, to come out in the collectors edition in October.

KirstieE 😍😍😍 6mo
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Magicc
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Finished this awesome book today! One word for this epic tale - F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I feel so elated and satisfied finishing this book! The gripping narrative, the nail-biting fights, the perfectly woven relationships, the astounding character developments, the heart-warming moments, the dreaded cliff hanger...I loved it! Can't wait to start with its sequel!! I am all for reading your thoughts about the series in the comments! Happy Reading! 😊

BooknerdsLife Awww Happy Reading!!! This is one of my favorite series! And I loooove your Funko! 😍😍💙🖤❤️ 6mo
Magicc @BooknerdsLife , oh thanks! Started "A Conjuring of Light" today!? 6mo
BooknerdsLife @Magicc Awww Happy reading & good luck!! 🙀Hope you prepare your heart ☺️😁 6mo
Magicc @BooknerdsLife ,Thanks! Oohh!! I am SO excited! But when I learn that ending this awesome series would mean I have to part with these lovable characters, I feel sad. 😞 Do you know, which other VE Schwab book is as great as this? I want to savour them all! 😊 6mo
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Magicc
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Can't wait to finish this God of a book, the sequel to "A Darker Shade of Magic"!!! Already 394 pages in!

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BookishRedhead
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In the mood for a fantasy kinda day.
It's taking me 500 years to get through The Red Queen series and Truthwitch series. I am enjoying them but I dunno.
I used to struggle with the whole world building in fantasy but now I love them.
Not quite ready for Game of Thrones yet haha

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt13 The last in this months #BookHaul (except for the #fairyloot & #owlcrate books)is the signed Collectors Edition Of The 2nd book in the Darker Shade Of Magic trilogy. I have the 1st book in a Special Edition too but it‘s hidden at the back of a tower of books & I can‘t remember if it matches this one or is the US version.🤔Either way, this is a beautiful Edition with the fan art under the dust jacket & the gold print on the boards.

Avanders Beautiful! 7mo
Avanders Also... you should be receiving “a couple-two-tree” (that‘s Wisconsin‘ite for “a couple or a few”) things from book depository 😁 (hopefully soon!). 7mo
Lizpixie @Avanders thank you lovely, you didn‘t have to do that. Your generosity is overwhelming my heart♥️ I love this community so much, the outpouring of support & offers of help when other littens are down I‘ve never seen in any other online group. Book people really are the best people🙌📚🥰 7mo
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mandi1082
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Anything V E Schwab writes is fantastic! This book was a little long but glad that I had the audiobook along with the physical book to alternate between. Excited to read the final book and conclude another series.

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BookishBlonde12
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I enjoyed this more than the first book!

MartinaLove I heard it was becoming a movie or a tv show on netflix? 🤔 7mo
MartinaLove @BookishBlonde12 I saw that on twitter, I think. 7mo
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MommyOfTwo
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I would have had this open this morning but for some reason I was thinking tomorrow was opening day but then I was seeing people‘s posts today. 🤷‍♀️ Thank you so much @AnneFindsJoy I am excited for both of these books and the treats look delicious! #SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap

AnneFindsJoy It was my first swap so I didn‘t know what to put in! You were so generous with yours! I love that we both sent a book in the same series :) 7mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 7mo
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TamDk
Mehso-so

Meh¿ Felt pointless until the last like 50 pages, but I love Alucard so I'll allow it

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JPeterson
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I‘m in love 🖤❤️🖤

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magicalshelves
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My beautiful collector‘s edition of AGOS arrived today! 🥰

#bookmail #beautifulbooks #collectorsedition #adsom

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e.c.vitoria
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Happy (late) resurrection day of The Near Witch and release of the collectors editions of A Gathering of Shadows!

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KtheBookwyrm
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I got my collectors edition of Gathering of Shadows and looky here, signed!

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ness
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So excited for these two! I‘m waiting to reread Shades of Magic until all the collectors editions are out, and it‘s so hard. At least I can reread the new Zen Cho book in the meantime!