In which I can finally announce NEW BOOKS!!!!!!

“I’m not going to die,” she said. “Not till I’ve seen it.”
“Seen what?”
Her smiled widened. “Everything.”


You guyssssssssss.

I’ve been waiting to write this post for MONTHS. Like, 8 months, to be exact.

I come with NEWS! Of the BOOK variety!! This just ran in Publisher’s Weekly:



I started writing ADSOM a little more than a year ago. It all started with the image of a  young man walking through a wall and colliding with a girl. He was wounded and fleeing, with something very dangerous in his possession, and she was a pickpocket, and instantly stole the thing he was fleeing with. That was the seed, and a year later I’m so excited to announce that the book, now known as A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC will be the first in a new fantasy series at Tor!

I’ve been teasing this book online for AGES now–this is “pirates, thieves, and sadist kings”–and I’m so excited to finally shove this book out of the shadows and into the light!

And even more exciting? A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC is DONE! It went off to copyedits a week or so ago, and right now it’s scheduled to release early next year! Somewhere between January and March, we’re still nailing things down, but that is soon!

A short list of things in ADSOM:


–Cross-dressing thieves

–(Aspiring) pirates

–Londons (plural)

–Sadistic kings (and queens)

–A royal who is equal parts Prince Harry and Jack Harkness

–More magic (blood magic, elemental magic, bad magic, etc. etc.)

–Epic magicky fights scenes


–And coats with more than two sides.

I thoughts it might be fun to take a short stroll through the life of ADSOM so far (through the eyes of Twitter).

The first time I worked up the nerves to post a snippet:


The first tweets I made after ADSOM sold to Tor:


In the throes of revisions:


With the end of revisions in sight!


And now I suppose I better start working on the sequel!!

20 thoughts on “In which I can finally announce NEW BOOKS!!!!!!

  1. Katie L says:

    YAY! This is awesome! I remember when you started writing this last year and it’s so fun to see it find a home (and soon, onto our shelves.) Congrats, V!

  2. Rachel says:

    Ahhh my book girlfriend is gonna be in a REAL BOOK with a REAL LIVE AWESOME TITLE!!

  3. Crini says:

    OMG! OMG!OMG! You have no idea how excited I am right now!
    when I read the publishers weekly article I was like WHY IS THERE NO RELEASE DATE??? But thank goodness, I can live with early 2015 (I’m just gonna reread the other books a few times until then…)

  4. Danielle Nguyen says:

    Aghhhh this sounds SO GOOD. I can’t wait!

  5. OMG, this is such an amazing news. I’m SO HAPPY. YAY.

  6. This is so exciting. I am so happy!

  7. […] connected Londons” and judging from Victoria’s other books, ADSOM will be AMAZING. Click here to read more about it, then head over and add it on […]

  8. sarah says:

    Seriously exciting! Congratulations! It sounds amazing.

  9. amyellen7 says:

    This is so exciting!! Can’t wait to read this! 🙂

  10. I’m flailing with you. I flail at anything you write! ANYTHING! EEEEEPPPPPP!

  11. deshipley says:

    *sobbing inside because I want this book so badly*

  12. Leigh Caroline says:

    Awesome, congrats! ❤ Yay! There is no such thing in the world as too many Victoria books!! 😉

  13. Prilla says:

    This post just made my life. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE MY EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!! Best of luck with this new novel, Miss Schwab!

  14. Lynn K. says:

    Can’t believe I didn’t see this until now. Congratz! I can’t wait to read it!!

  15. Miss Alexandrina says:

    Awesome! Also – ‘parallel Londons’? *dies* I shall wait for this book on the seat of my chair. 😀

  16. Johng97 says:

    This is a great blog, would you be involved in doing an interview about how you created it? If so email me! abgagkbfffdc

  17. […] The snippets! LEGIT SCREAMING. BODIES ON THE FLOOR? WALKING ON THEM TO TEA? DAMN. Moooooorrrreeee. I want some moreeeeee. […]

  18. mikepbooks says:

    Reblogged this on Books & Stuff.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: