The Fragile Threads of Power

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$29.99  $27.89
Tor Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
VICTORIA "V. E." SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the acclaimed novel The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, the Shades of Magic series, Villains series, and the Monsters of Verity duology. Her work has received critical acclaim; been featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post and more; been translated into more than a dozen languages; and been optioned for television and film. When she's not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

"Schwab's visceral, engrossing writing style delivers an unputdownable yarn once again."

"A delightfully nostalgic addition to the world V.E. Schwab has created that still keeps things fresh with the introduction of new characters and the promise of more story to come."--Polygon

"Wake up bestie, the first installment of a new fantasy series set in the world of V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic, is about to drop--and it's one that longtime readers and new fans can both dive right into." --Paste Magazine

"Returning to the world of her fantastic A Darker Shade of Magic and its sequels, Schwab gives readers more of everything they love about that series: dynamic, unconventional characters; suspenseful plots; rich worldbuilding; and compelling relationships...Schwab's pacing is confident, assured, and the book weaves a masterful spell on the reader. A delicious treat for fans of the Shades of Magic series and a lush, suspenseful fantasy in its own right." --Kirkus, starred review

"[Schwab] writes with a sense of authority and mischief...The Fragile Threads of Power will entrance and delight fantasy readers everywhere." --Booklist

"Schwab cleverly builds on her existing worlds, introducing new threats and expanding the magic system. The new characters captivate and the plot twists shock." --Publishers Weekly

"Schwab at her best. Be ready to fall in love all over again."--Christina Orlando,

Praise for the Shades of Magic series
"Schwab has given us a gem of a tale that is original in its premise and compelling in its execution. This is a book to treasure." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author, on A Darker Shade of Magic

"Feels like a priceless object, brought from another, better world of fantasy books." --io9 on A Darker Shade of Magic

"Compulsively readable...her characters make the book." --NPR on A Darker Shade of Magic

"This is how fantasy should be done." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Gathering of Shadows

Praise for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
"Schwab's page-turner is an achingly poignant romantic fantasy about the desperate desire to make one's mark on the world.", Best LGBT Books of 2020

"One of the most propulsive, compulsive and captivating novels in recent memory." --Washington Post