A Conjuring of Light | 5 star review
Series: Shades of Magic #3
Also in this series: A Darker Shade of Magic
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published by Tor Books
Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.
THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED... The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.
WHO WILL CRUMBLE? Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?
WHO WILL RISE? 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. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL? And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
A Conjuring of Light has to be my favourite of ALL the books. Oh, my word this world just keeps getting better and better! Plus the characters have taken on a whole new level. This seems to be the book where everything happens and they all find their place in the world and what their purpose is.
I can’t even begin to describe my feelings for the characters in A Conjuring of Light, they have nestled their way into my heart and I can’t even with the number of feelings I had reading this book. For a start I couldn’t put this book down, from the moment I started reading to the moment I finished I was hooked. I couldn’t see the ending coming plus there were so many twists and turns that it was a constant rollercoaster of emotions. I mean come on, Holland for a start – that man… You will see what I mean when you read the book. Plus Rhy! Oh my, the boy prince is shown in a completely light and I found myself adoring his parts of the story – the vulnerability that was shown all the way through was refreshing. So much love.
I could talk for hours about this story and the characters but one thing that needs to be talked about is the level of self-sacrifice in this book. You wanna know the best part about it? The fact that there was almost NO self-pity or martyr syndrome, it was just something that had to be done. I always get fed up of characters that recognise their fate and spend the rest of the story moaning about it! None of the characters in A Conjuring of Light suffered from that, and I LOVED IT.
My favourite character in Conjuring of Light is definitely Rhy! He came into his own, became his own character, completely separate from Kell, plus there was a certain amount of maturity that took over him. That’s what I loved, he became an adult and an heir to a throne instead of the spoilt prince who needed more power. He generated his own power, he became someone to look up to. I just adored his character development in the book, he was the shining star in all of it!
Least favourite character in Conjuring of Light would have to be and it kind of breaks my heart a little to say but Lila. She was definitely nowhere near as bad as some of the books I’ve read. But she was grating a little on my nerves in some of the scenes especially when interacting with the other characters. I feel like we lost all the vulnerability from the previous book.
If you haven’t picked this series then you really need to! There is something really special going on in these books and I can’t wait to see where the story is heading and the way the characters grow!
What’s your favourite part of this series? Or who is your favourite character? Let me know in the comments below!