A Gathering of Shadows : A Darker Shade of Magic

  • by V.E. Schwab
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Series: A Darker Shade of Magic
  • 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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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Customer Reviews

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Warning - cliffhanger ending.

I loved the first book in this series. This one was almost as good but took a long time to get going. If I had known the ending would be so abrupt I would not have been in such a hurry to listen to it. I hope the next one comes out quickly. If I were you I would honestly wait until it does and listen to all three in one long binge. They have used new (American) narrators this time, which was a little bit jarring at first, although they both did a fine job.
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- Zoe Egan McInally

Do Not Buy!

I loved listening to the first book as it was enjoyable with a great narrator.

This audio book is just plain horrendous with the new female narrator. Changing to a new narrator during a series is the worst thing to do to listeners. We get accustomed to the way the characters sound along the nuances the narrator incorporates. Changing during a series should never be done unless the original narrator dies. And even then, at least get someone who narrates as close to the way the original one had.

I do not recommend anyone should buy this audio book. The story may be good, but I will never know since I refuse to continue listening.
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- Chad Rice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio