This Author is About to Become Famous. Read Her Books Now and Impress Your Friends

There is an author you may not have heard of who is about to go really big. (Ok, if you are reading this blog you are actually somewhat likely to have heard of her).

I speak, of course, of Victoria Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic


This is one of my favorite books from last year (or late 2014 perhaps). It tells the story of a magician in the London of old. Only, there are three other Londons; one in which there is no magic, one where magic is quite commonplace (our protagonist’s London), one where everything is sort of ruined because of a magic war and finally, a London thought to be completely destroyed and closed off because of black magic.

And it’s coming to TV, via a Game of Thrones-style miniseries.

ADSOM is being developed for TV! Not just for TV, but for a limited series. Think Game of Thrones, or Daredevil, or any of the incredible shows rocking the 10-12 episode format.

The book is really good, really recommend it for all fans of fantasy. But if you want to impress your friends and be a book-hipster, this is your chance to buy it, read it and then later say: “Yeah, the show’s all right, but I like the book more”.

The second book in the series, A Gathering of Shadows, is out in a few weeks, so you don’t have any George Martin, Robert Jordan-style waiting to do.

This is your chance to be one of the cool kids. Don’t mess it up.


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