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Villains

#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty, comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

Once united by their ambitions, Victor and Eli now face off from opposite sides of the law: the first is fresh out of prison, the latter is working with the police. But Eli–the “good guy”–and his partner Serena are hunting down everyone else with superpowers, and Victor and his companion Sydney are pursuing revenge instead of the greater good. Friends turned foes and sisters turned sworn enemies will plumb the depths of cruelty in their quests for retribution.

“Schwab’s characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes… In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab’s tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Villains
1. Vicious
2. Vengeful
Warm Up (short story)

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    • Villains (Volume 2)
      V. E. Schwab
      Tor/Forge

    • *NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
      *2018 GOOD READS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION CATEGORY*

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    • Villains (Volume 1)
      V. E. Schwab
      Tor/Forge

    • A trade paperback repackage of New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab's Vicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers which will include:

      *A new...

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    • Villains
      V.E. Schwab; read by Jeremy Arthur
      Macmillan Audio

    • It's been 297 days since David died--and came back. He may have survived the avalanche, but the aftermath has been far worse. His wife moved out, taking his son with her, and a devastated David hasn't...

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    • Warm Up

    • Villains
      V.E. Schwab
      Tor/Forge

    • It's been 297 days since David died--and came back. He may have survived the avalanche, but the aftermath has been far worse. His wife moved out, taking his son with her, and a devastated David hasn't...

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
      • eBook

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V. E. Schwab

V. E. Schwab is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Shades of Magic series, as well as The Near Witch, The Archived, and Vicious. The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing, Schwab has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust.

Jenna Maurice

Jeremy Arthur

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 - 16 November 1973) was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.