V.E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series, recorded a message for San Diego Comic Con 2019 attendees to let them know about her progress on her next two books. Check it out!
In a short video, Schwab, chilling on a lovely pinstriped chair in the backyard of a lovely French country house, provides more detail about two of the books she is currently writing. The first one is The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue, about a girl who makes a Faustian bargain to live forever, only to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The story will delve into Addie’s relationship with the Devil over the course of 300 years, as well as a romantic relationship she has with a human boy over one year.
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Schwab also shared that she is currently working on Threads of Power, the sequel trilogy to the Shades of Magic series. As Schwab wrote on her blog:
I knew I wanted to tell a new story, one that included the cast of Shades of Magic without focusing exclusively on them. I envisioned a set of three interconnecting books, each with its own protagonist—a tinkerer who can pull the threads of magic, a noble who has her birthright stolen, a con artist born with a lucky streak but no power—their lives intertwining against a backdrop where a prince has become king, a thief has become a pirate, and new dangers are beginning to threaten the three Londons.