By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the seriously acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold experience, exciting strength, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker coloration of Magic.
Kell is likely one of the final Travelers—magicians with an extraordinary, coveted skill to trip among parallel universes—as such, he can pick out the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and uninteresting, with none magic, governed by means of a mad King George. Then there's crimson London, the place lifestyles and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed through whoever has murdered their method to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage magic, and the magic fights again, draining town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London... yet nobody speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the purple tourist, own ambassador and followed Prince of purple London, sporting the per month correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans keen to pay for even the smallest glimpses of an international they'll by no means see—a harmful pastime, and person who has set him up for unintentional treason. Fleeing into gray London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, after which forces him to spirit her to a different international for a formal adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at each flip. to save lots of the entire worlds, Kell and Lila will first have to remain alive—and that's proving trickier than they was hoping.
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Publisher: CreateSpace autonomous Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2013-10-11
Number of Pages: 334
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A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab