Book Cover Battle: ‘A Gathering of Shadows’ by V.E. Schwab – US Cover VS. UK Cover

A Gathering of Shadows US UK Book Cover

Happy book birthday to A Gathering of Shadows, the second book in V.E. Schwab’s  spectacularly inventive A Darker Shade of Magic series!

To celebrate its release, we’re setting up yet another book cover battle in which two book covers enter and one leaves.

Which cover makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, the US cover (left) or the UK cover (right)? For once we’re preferential to the US cover.

Keep reading for the official synopsis and vote for which version you prefer under the cut!

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagent international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic’s balance, another London must fall.


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6 thoughts on “Book Cover Battle: ‘A Gathering of Shadows’ by V.E. Schwab – US Cover VS. UK Cover

  1. Gosh, I live in Germany and you never know what amazon is going to offer you… In this particular case, they only have the UK cover available. It really sucks, I tried to get my hands on the US one as it is absolutely gorgeous, but no luck 😦

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