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|“||I was about halfway through Conjuring of Light when I realized I wasn't ready to let go. There was so much of the world unexplored, so many stories left to tell, and I knew I hadn't seen the last of this motley crew.||”|
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- The title will contain the overall series title, Threads of Power
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- All three installments will be interconnected and each will feature a different protagonist:
- Tessely: "a female tinkerer who can pull the threads of magic" and change and manipulate them as she can "reach" into magic; her ability will be the main "ingredient" of the trilogy
- "a noble who has her birthright stolen"/ "fanatic child queen"
- Nero: "a con artist born with a lucky streak but no power"/ "well-meaning rogue with a disastrous power"
- He is not a good person, but tries to be one. He pretends that he has no magic, but he is, in fact, a rather skilled bone magician. He is also a thief.
- The novels will seem to be standalones rather than part of a trilogy at first. With each installment, their deep interconnection will become clear. They will be "threaded" books.
- The series will explore the question "what does the afterlife look like in a society of magic?"
- There will be a favor and an unkillable king.
- Rhy Maresh, Alucard Emery, Kell Maresh, and Lila Bard as well as every other surviving character are set to appear, and they will play major, crucial roles.
- The five royal houses of Arnes—Maresh, Emery, Loreni, Rosec, and Casin—will be featured.
- More LGBTQ+ characters will be introduced. There will be significantly more queer content compared to Shades of Magic.
- All three Londons will be featured.
- Note: As Schwab is still drafting the first book in the series, all teasers are subjects to change.
- Partially shared for the first time here. This is the first sentence of the first book.
Kell's coat lay cast aside, his shirt soaked through with sweat and rain.
Lila didn't so much sit in the chair as sprawl across it.
- from the first chapter
Her steel kissed his skin, but didn't draw blood.
"You're lucky," she said, "that I have such a steady hand."
Lila had taken to playing a game. Every time she fought, she gave herself a different challenge. Tonight, she'd think, I will only use fire. Tonight, I will only use ice. Tonight, I will let them strike first. I will only use my knives. I will fight as if I have no magic, as if I am back in London, my London, and I have nothing to lose but my life.
Kell rose on unsteady legs, unsure if it was the ship, or the wine, or the pain that made the cabin tilt beneath his feet. He braced himself against the desk, reached for the empty glass, but instead of taking it up, he swept it from the table. Watched it shatter as it hit the floor.
'Pick it up,' he told himself, wrapping his will around the shards of glass.
The pieces shivered and rose, haltingly, into the air. Kell's chest hitched. His hands trembled.
Put it back together, he thought.
Put yourself back together.
Truth be told, Lila Bard had never spent much time in pleasure gardens.
Not that she scorned pleasure—she enjoyed fine wines, and sharp knives, and the things Kell did with his mouth when he put it to good use—but once a thief, always a thief. Someone placed a glass in her hand, someone grazed their fingers down her sleeve, someone’s body whispered against hers, and every time, her muscles stiffened, and her nerves told her she was being robbed.
- V. E. Schwab started working on Threads of Power halfway through A Conjuring of Light.
- The first shared release dates for the first two installments were Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 respectively. However, the Tweet was later deleted, and Schwab stated that she will not know when the first book will be released until she has finished writing it. In October 2019, she stated that the series' first installment was planned to be published in 2021. In May 2021, Schwab stated that, due to other commitments, Threads of Power may start the earliest in late 2022. This is not set in stone though. As of November 2021, the series may start in 2023.
- Schwab has already settled on the titles of all three books.
- The series was initially said to take place five to ten years after A Conjuring of Light before it was settled on seven years afterward.
- Schwab promised to reveal secrets regarding Threads of Power when she reached 200,000 followers on Instagram. After she reached this milestone, she fulfilled her promise on May 9, 2021.