Staff Pick

A Darker Shade of Magic is a combination of immersive fantasy and historical fiction that never feels forced. Taking place in not one, not two--but four versions of London, and with a hefty dose of magic, it has something for everyone. Schwab's world is so lush, and her characters--including an aspiring pirate--are so likeable and complex, that I was rooting for all of them.



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ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

Staff Pick

This book is a brilliant, soul-crusher of a novel. Writing in prose at once melancholy and lush--and that makes the most mundane activities, like steeping tea, seem brand new and magical--Schwab follows Addie LaRue through the slow-burn of a love story spanning some three centuries. As she explores the question of what it means to leave a legacy, and what happens if you can't, Schwab dramatizes Addie's frustration with being unable to create, and she leads readers to one of the most epic finales ever.


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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

Staff Pick

Nobody writes like R.A. Lafferty. But for years his singular work has languished out-of-print--his phenomenal short story collections known only to devoted used-bookstore trawlers and famous fantasy authors. But with the release of this affordably priced new "best of" collection, you too can become a fan of weird and wondrous tales such as "Nine Hundred Grandmothers," "Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne," and "Thieving Bear Planet." And for those already familiar with this oeuvre, the collection is bundled with critical writing from Neil Gaiman, Connie Willis, Samuel Delany, and others.

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ISBN: 9781250778536
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Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021