Ebook, 112 Pages
Graphic Novel/ Fantasy
By: V.E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri (Artist)
A Darker Shade of Magic ★★★★
A Gathering of Shadows ★★★
A Conjuring of Light ★★★★★
Shades of Magic Vol 1 ★★★
🌟 As you can see from the above ratings, the Darker Shades of Magic series had its ups and downs but I loved the conclusion and since the Steel Prince was mentioned there, I wanted to know who that is and how he came to his position in that series.
🌟 I love graphic novels and I do read a few of these every year because I mostly spend my reading time on novels but both can be good. I have heard mixed things about this series and I did not go into it with high expectations because I did not want to be disappointed and I wasn’t.
🌟 This volume has the first four novels in it and I thought it was too short. The art style is definitely unique and I liked it. I think the style has a large role in deciding how much is this series enjoyable and I have seen many readers complaining about the style and that it was not for them. Luckily for me, I thought it was good and I especially enjoyed the vibrant colors that were used with magic.
🌟 The world is not as expanded as in the novels because it takes place in one London only. I think this may be another reason why those who enjoyed the main series may not love the world here. I think the key is just to take it at face value and not to be very critical. The story was kind of short and though we got a conclusion, I thought it was fast and I needed more.
🌟 Summary: I enjoyed this graphic novel and I will continue it for sure, I think it is not for everyone because of the art style and small number of pages. I still think it is worth giving a chance or those who enjoyed the ADSOM series.