By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the significantly 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 a unprecedented, coveted skill to shuttle among parallel universes—as such, he can select the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and dull, with none magic, governed via a mad King George. Then there's crimson London, the place existence and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed via whoever has murdered their approach to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage 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 not anyone speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the crimson visitor, own ambassador and followed Prince of pink London, wearing the per 30 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 harmful pastime, and one who has set him up for unintentional 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 perilous enemy, after which forces him to spirit her to a different global for a formal adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at each flip. to save lots of all the worlds, Kell and Lila will first have to remain alive—and that's proving trickier than they was hoping.
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What are you thinking about? Speak up! ” She’d talk but only in that serious, somewhat defeated tone, whose new resonance was surprising. In spite of the mayhem outside—the mass arrests, the alerts, the many uniforms, the glimpsed face of a fearful man in a startled crowd who shows his identity card and who is afraid, in spite of his wrinkles—Ali and Lila had developed a liking for taking long walks in the streets. They walked aimlessly, always straight ahead and at an even pace. Ali no longer attended his courses; it didn’t occur to Lila to be at all surprised, although she knew his studious habits.
Suddenly she wondered: “Maybe that’s it, it’s the instinct of man, of his destructive energy that mistrusts itself, defies itself, that seeks to liberate itself from the female, from her, the female with her tenacious womb, her humbling devotion, maybe . ” She knew nothing any longer other than that she had really struggled stubbornly and for a long time. Merciless, Ali listed his grievances, thinking himself the accuser. Hypocritically, gently, patiently, using slowly learned skills, she had tried to liberate him from these imaginary chains, from the ghastly mechanism that made him into an enemy.
He’d sit down at his desk, turn his back, and put on his glasses (she hated him that way and he knew it). She’d make one last effort to take him away from his books. ” he would advise with seeming severity. ” He would smile, stirred by the seriousness of her exaggerated ways, and yet he didn’t really understand why she became so absorbed in this wellorganized indolence. Since her marriage she liked to be available this way to experience every little moment of their love; like this, always a string ready to vibrate, to speak, above all to listen in her innermost self to the echoes of the smallest sensations, rapt as if lying in wait, and secretive as well when she was the recipient of pleasure, which was the only gift she accepted voicelessly, and in a state of such utter turmoil that it deeply moved Ali.
A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab