From the beginning of A Darker Shade of Magic, from those first six words, I knew this would end up being one of my all time favourite series. Little did I know just how much I would come to love the series and everything about it and in such a short period of time.
This post isn’t a review of the series, because there is no way I could possibly review this series without spoiling the entire thing from the first sentence in A Darker Shade of Magic to the last sentence in A Conjuring of Light. No, this post is for Victoria (if she ever sees it anyways).
It is no small thing that you have accomplished. Where I have finished an adventure full of magic and unforgettable characters you have released an entire trilogy. An idea that originated in your mind that started with a boy who had a very peculiar coat and a girl who wanted nothing more than to see it all is in the world for anyone to read.
As somebody who has read and loved these three books I want to thank you. Thank you for the time it took to write the Shades of Magic series, for the adventure and the magic. Thank you for Kell, Rhy, Alucard, Delilah fucking Bard and Holland (my precious little bean).
The Shades of Magic series is one I will go back to time and time again. This chapter, this particular door may be closing now but with two simple words I can open a door back to this world whenever I want. As Travars. So thank you Victoria.
This is not goodbye. I know, I hope anyways, that one day Delilah Bard will sail back into my life and drag me on another adventure. So instead of saying goodbye to these characters and this world I will simply say Anoshe. Until another day.