Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Fragile Threads of Power – V.E. Schwab

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, and set in the world of A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab opens a new door into perilous adventure and tangled schemes with The Fragile Threads of Power.

Once, there were four worlds, nestled like pages in a book, each pulsing with fantastical power, and connected by a single city: London. Until the magic grew too fast, and forced the worlds to seal the doors between them in a desperate gamble to protect their own. The few magicians who could still open the doors grew more rare as time passed and now, only three Antari are known in recent memory―Kell Maresh of Red London, Delilah Bard of Grey London, and Holland Vosijk, of White London.

But barely a glimpse of them have been seen in the last seven years―and a new Antari named Kosika has appeared in White London, taking the throne in Holland’s absence. The young queen is willing to feed her city with blood, including her own―but her growing religious fervor has the potential to drown them instead.

And back in Red London, King Rhy Maresh is threatened by a rising rebellion, one determined to correct the balance of power by razing the throne entirely.

Amidst this tapestry of old friends and new enemies, a girl with an unusual magical ability comes into possession of a device that could change the fate of all four worlds.

Her name is Tes, and she’s the only one who can bring them together―or unravel it all.

As you might know I adore V.E. Schwab and that love started with the Shades of Magic series. While I was reading the final book in that trilogy I immediately hoped there would be a spin-off series. There was so much potential for more and I couldn’t be happier when there was an announcement that there would be a spin-off indeed.

Last month we got the cover and official synopsis for The Fragile Threads of Power, book 1 of the Threads of Power series. The book will be released in October this year and I wish it was today haha. I’m subscribed to V.E. Schwab’s newsletter and she shared a snippet from the opening scene where you meet Tes and I wanted to keep on reading. V.E. said in that newsletter that she is going to introduce all new characters with snippets in her newsletter so I would highly recommend subscribing!

Is this one of your anticipated releases as well? Have you read Shades of Magic (it isn’t necessary but it is recommend!)? Let me know in the comments down below, can’t wait to talk about this one with everyone!

5 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Fragile Threads of Power – V.E. Schwab

  1. I read the first book and really enjoyed it – then didn’t get around to the others. Thank you for reminding me of the author:)). I hope this one is every bit as good as the first series – and I agree there is loads of potential for more books as the world is a fascinating one.

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