Review: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab

Review: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab! The Steel Prince series   is a prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic and is perfect for those wanting a little more from the series. Keep reading to learn more about the book.

Review: Night of Knives by V.E. SchwabTitle: Shades of Magic Vol. 2: Night of Knives
Series: Shades of Magic #2
Author: V.E. Schwab
Also by this author: Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince
Illustrator: Andrea Olimpieri
Publisher: Titan Comics
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: October 16, 2019
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Written by New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book adventure continues the story begun in The Steel Prince – perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy.

The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, having faced the terror of the Pirate Queen, now aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose – by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives… and surviving, where none has survived before.

These are the hidden, secret adventures of Maxim, from long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!

Collects Shades of Magic #2.1 – 2.4


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab

This second volume of the Shades of Magic graphic novels, Night of Knives, by V. E. Schwab follows Maxim taking on the challenges of the Night of Knives to earn the respect of his troops, and it is a great complement to the main series.

❀ Suspenseful

I loved the suspense of each trial and the thrill that comes with the idea that no one has ever made it out of all four alive. It is also interesting how we get to see a different side of Maxim as he is forced to face his weaknesses. He has developed quite a bit since the first volume.

❀ Stunning Artwork: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab

As well, the art in the graphic novels is as stunning as ever. I love the way the fight scenes are depicted and how magic is illustrated. I found the colours to be especially evocative. Although I have yet to pick up the Shades of Magic series, these graphic novels have gotten me excited to do so very soon.

About V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab is a pseudonym of Victoria Schwab.

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.

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34 thoughts on “Review: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab

  1. John Smith says:

    “Have you enjoyed any of the author’s previous books?” I haven’t yet read her books, but I think the stories sound fun!

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