Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows + Guest Post by V.E. Schwab + Giveaway

Posted 25 February, 2016 by Rinn in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 4 Comments

Gathering of Shadows blog tour

I’m really excited to say that today I am hosting V.E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series, as part of her blog tour for the release of A Gathering of Shadows. I read and reviewed the first book in the series, A Darker Shade of Magic last April, and absolutely loved it. I finished A Gathering of Shadows just a few days ago and loved even more than the first… it’s worth the wait, everyone! I hope to have my review up in the next couple of days. For her post today, Victoria will be answering the question:

If I was a character in A Gathering of Shadows, who would I be and why?

‘This is a hard question to answer, because there’s a difference between who I’d LIKE to be — who I find aspirational — and who I think I actually am. Delilah Bard is flawed in many ways, but she’s also strong in ways I wish I was. She’s unencumbered by fear, doesn’t psych herself out, is willing to shoulder risk for reward. And while I am these things to a certain degree, I know that I’m much more like Kell: neurotic, perpetually concerned by the world around me, and searching for my place in it.

If I had to choose a new character instead of a continuing one, though, I’d say that I’m most like Alucard Emery, the captain of the Night Spire. Alucard is the onion of the series, a character wrapped in layers upon layers, and even in AGOS, we only see the first few. He’s different things to different people, a performer shifting to fit the audience. He knows his strengths, and guards his weaknesses, and he wants to win.’


I really love Victoria’s answer – especially her description of Alucard as the onion of the series! He was definitely my favourite character of the book, and I can’t wait for more of his layers to be revealed! 😉

Thanks so much to Titan Books for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for sending me a copy of A Gathering of Shadows, and thank you also to Victoria for writing a piece for the blog and of course, writing the book itself! A Gathering of Shadows is out to buy now!


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4 responses to “Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows + Guest Post by V.E. Schwab + Giveaway

  1. Kirsty Cabot

    As soon as I started reading A Darker Shade of Magic and Lila’s story started, I loved her. She would be who I wanted to be. She reminds me a lot of Min from WoT and Vin in Mistborn, and I loved those characters too. Schwab has written such a good character in Lila – strong and flawed like you say, someone so many people can identify with. Regardless of past struggles she’s not given up, but used them and it made her strong and resilient. I think that’s something we could all aspire to do. Looking forward to the next in the series!

  2. I don’t think I’d like to live in this universe. I mean it’s Victorian London rife with disease and darkness. I just like reading about it but enjoy my lovely and comfy mordern exsistence.

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