We have a lot of eARC’s and we want to promote them a little bit more. So we decided to do some more Bookish Beginnings On Friday. Today I want to take look at one of my most exciting eARC’s ever. I adore V.E. Schwab and I have been looking forward to this book for years and I can finally read it. So let’s take a look at the beginning of The Fragile Threads of Power!
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 Vosjik, 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 fervour 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 unusual magical ability comes into possession of a new decide 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.
Seven years ago
It came in handy, being small.
People talked of growing up like it was some grand accomplishment, but small bodies could slip through narrow gaps, and hide in tight corners, and get in and out of places other bodies wouldn’t fit.
Like a chimney.
The book starts off with a prologue and while these sentences didn’t necessarily pull me into the story right away, I did want to continue reading. And I did just that haha. I really enjoyed the prologue, I loved being back in this world and I’m curious about the new characters.
While I don’t want to set myself up for failure, I do have very high expectations for this one. The book is 656 pages long so it will be quite the read. It’s going to take me awhile to finish this one probably, I have a very busy time at work ahead of me. But I’m super excited to discover more of the four London and see what the characters have been up to for the past 7 years.
Are you excited for this release? Have you read the Shades of Magic series? I would love to talk to you about this spin-off in the comments! Are you intrigued, either by the synopsis or the start of the book? Tell me about it!