A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC BY V. E. SCHWAB
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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by Tor BooksPre-Order here.
I might adore Victoria. Which means I am very excited about this book. I think it is young adult. I hope. Will read it either way, though. <3 But yess. This cover is stunning, isn't it? I love it. And I'm so excited about this book because I think it sounds awesome. I just really hope that I will love it like I want to :)
What are you waiting for on this darker wednesday?
This book sounds fantastic. I haven't read any of Victoria's books yet but they all sound so good :)ReplyDelete
This definitely seems good. I haven't read Vicious as yet but I'd love to read that along with this one. The author is good I hear.ReplyDelete
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The cover is fantastic and the book sounds so super interesting!! I have this one in my GR list too!ReplyDelete
I have yet to read any of Schwab's books... I do have The Archived though, so someday I'll read at least one! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it, Carina!!ReplyDelete
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Been seeing this around today. Hope that you get a chance to read it soon.ReplyDelete
I havent read anything from this author but all her books are on my tbr list, including this one. Great pick :)ReplyDelete
Second time I have seen this today. I love stories about magic and this sounds different. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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That cover is sooooo pretty! I haven't read any of Schwab's books, but maybe some day! I hope you love this one, C. :)ReplyDelete
Ooh this sounds good! It seems like it could go either way for me, though, so I will wait for a few reviews before I check it out :PReplyDelete
Happy reading and thanks for stopping by xx
I've only read The Near Witch from Victoria Schwab, but I really liked it! This one (and all of her books, really) sounds so good, though! I hope you love it!! :DReplyDelete