A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab




Warnings: Some negative aspects but mostly positive. This review will definitely contain spoilers even for the books beyond this one. Also I read it in a translation, and I’ve tried to get the spelling of things right but some might be off, I apologize.

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Just some links!



Thank you everyone for the follows and feedback! I very much appreciate your support!

I thought I should created a little post for all my links, in case you were curious about things I am doing with my time… as always, support greatly appreciated!

  1. My very own novel! Totally free to read. I have been working on this baby for maybe 10 years, and I keep re-polishing and re-writing all the time. It is finally at a state where I’m close to satisfied with it. You know, writing reviews of other people helped me see my own mistakes too? Wow! Any feedback would be appreciated.
  2. My short stories! Either for free or pay-what-you-like! Just a download is already super appreciated. I have many, many other short stories I work on at the moment, hopefully I can publish them one by one soon. Thank you!
  3. A few weeks ago I set up a ko-fi account, the button is in the sidebar of this page or right here. Of course there is absolutely no obligation, this is just if you feel like it. It would help me a lot, though!
  4. I also offer art commissions, if anyone should ever be interested! I write better than I draw, but I can’t write for money so I draw for money instead.

That’s all, I believe. If you ever wish to get in touch with me you can use ana.oldrin@gmail.com

Thank you ever so much!

Not a review, but…


I do have a review in progress, but this post is to announce that after a LONG hiatus (over a year) and some thinking, I’ve decided to start re-publishing my novel on wordpress. Exciting!!!

This is the link! Click, click.

Let me know if for some reason the link doesn’t work – I had some troubles with the domain and editing and all sorts of really annoying things that took like half a day to sort properly… I’d super appreciate if you could check it out! And maybe share with people if you like it… I have written a lot of it so far, but I’ll be somewhat gradual with posting chapters, for now.

Anyway, enjoy!! And I should have another review done soon in the meantime.