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The B&N Podcast

Sep 28, 2018

The prolific writer V.E. Schwab is a storyteller and world builder, the author of the celebrated, bestselling Shades of Magic series, an enthralling saga of multiple Londons, inter-world intrigue, princes and pirates, and danger at every turn that begs to be binge-read.  But her first novel for adults was a Vicious, a novel of superheroes that upended conventions and offered a story of antiheroes and revenge that proved anything but comic-book flat.  This month she returns to the world of Vicious with the eagerly-awaited Vengeful.  She spoke via phone with James Killen about the addictively inventive worlds she creates, and why villains make the most interesting characters.