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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
February 24th, 2015 from Tor Books
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.
Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.
There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.
I read VICIOUS in August, and loved it so much. I'm excited to see what Schwab's next adult novel will be like! It sounds fascinating.
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Haven't seen much about this one but sounds good. Hope that you get a chance to read it soon.ReplyDelete
Oh I wondered when this one was going to come out! I hope you love it!ReplyDelete
Yes! Fantastic choice! I love Schwab so much and will basically read anything she writes. I love the cover design for this one and can't wait for it to come out!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good one. Nice pick!ReplyDelete
Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW
Great choice!! I love the cover very unique. I am a new follower ;)ReplyDelete
I have heard a lot of great things about this author. And this book is new to me. It sounds unique and I love magic. Thanks so much for sharing. An awesome pick.ReplyDelete
Jennifer @ Dream Reads
I eventually have to get to these books but I'm in love with that cover!!ReplyDelete
This is my pick this week too :D So excited for it. <3 It looks pretty awesome, doesn't it? :D I hope you will love it sweetie. <3ReplyDelete