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A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic
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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,... show more
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, 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.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781466851375 (1466851376)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
Series: A Darker Shade of Magic (#1)
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
4.0 A Darker Shade of Magic ★★★★☆
I approached this with some wariness, as I saw other readers had tagged it as YA and my experiences in that genre has led me to expect tiresome teenaged angst and even more tiresome love triangles, but this was a pleasant surprise. The only connection with that genre I saw was the age of the primary...
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5.0 Book review : A darker shade of magic v.e Schwab
May 12- August 18Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloo...
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Lori's Little House of Reviews. rated it
4.5 Really interesting start to the series!!!
Really awesome start to this series. I would say Rhy, Kell's brother is my favorite character, of course I love Kell as well. I like how V.E. Schwab writes her characters. Even the ones that are the villians in her books, you have some very intense feelings for, rather if its love or hatred. I reall...
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4.0 A darker shade of magic
I just read A darker shade of magic by V E Schwab. It was fascinating. The world or rather worlds are really well thought out. I love Kell and Rhy and I quite like Lila too. After I finished reading I realized that there are more books in the series. Maybe you’ll get to know Lila better in them and ...
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3.5 Review: A Darker Shade of Magic (2015) by V.E. Schwab
I have a fascination on the many worlds concepts both in theoretical physics and in fictional worlds. With the goal of reading recently released paperback books (I just usually buy used books released years ago), I picked up A Darker Shade of Magic. I wanted to know how the concept of parallel world...
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