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 colour 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 dull, with none magic, governed via a mad King George. Then there's pink London, the place existence and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed by means of whoever has murdered their solution to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to regulate magic, and the magic fights again, draining town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London... yet nobody speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the purple tourist, 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 keen 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 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 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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