By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the severely acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold event, exciting strength, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker color of Magic.
Kell is among the final Travelers—magicians with an extraordinary, coveted skill to shuttle 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 by means of whoever has murdered their option to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to regulate magic, and the magic fights again, draining the town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London... yet not anyone speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the purple vacationer, own ambassador and followed Prince of crimson London, wearing the per 30 days correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans prepared to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a global they'll by no means see—a risky pastime, and person who has set him up for unintended 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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It struggled in her grasp, fed by the anger that had engendered it. It made her pay for her lack of control, sweeping back to her call, back through her like shards of glass. But it came, and peelers and tiles settled gently to the ﬂoor. Seraph opened her eyes to assess the damage. Alinath was ﬁne—though obviously shaken, she had quit screaming as soon as she’d begun. The wall would have to be replastered and the door rehung, the jamb repaired or replaced. The jars of valuable mother, used to start the bread dough, had somehow escaped, and the number of broken pots was fewer than she’d thought.
Only the lives of the Ordered were set out from the moment a Raven pronounced them gifted at birth. No Traveler would ever have asked a Raven what she wanted to be. The silence must have lasted too long because he said, “That question took me aback, today, too. But I learned something. ” Ra v e n ’s S h a d o w 47 “Ravens don’t marry,” she said abruptly. He was easy to talk to, especially in the dark. “We can’t afford the distraction. We don’t do the normal chores of the clan. No cooking or ﬁrewood gathering.
I thought I’d heard the ﬁnest musicians in the world in Taela’s courts, but I’d never heard anything like that. Business is business, gentlemen. ” “If it’s music you like, there’s plenty here,” said Tier agreeably as a small group of younger men came through the inn door. “Well look what decided to drop by at last,” said one of 40 Pa t r i c i a B r i g g s them. ” Tier had greeted them all since he’d returned from war, of course, but that had been under different circumstances, when they were customers or he was.
A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab