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A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab

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 colour of Magic.

Kell is among the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to shuttle among parallel universes—as such, he can select the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and uninteresting, with none magic, governed through a mad King George. Then there's purple 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 strategy 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...but nobody speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the pink vacationer, own ambassador and followed Prince of purple London, sporting the per thirty days correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans keen to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a global they'll by no means see—a risky pastime, and one 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 avoid wasting 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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