New PDF release: A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1)

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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How could I even focus on a dirty job like that? " They laughed again. "Fortunately Sofia Socksorter handles that, in her month. " "She's a sturdy woman. " "She knows. " Clio asked. It was humor; liking was hardly the point, with the Good Magician. " Wira reappeared as if summoned. "Humfrey will see you now, Muse Clio," she said. "And I shall see him," Clio said grimly. But her dialog with Dara Demoness had taken the edge off her irk. Chapter 2 Dragon World Good Magician Humfrey's study was as small and cramped as ever, dominated by the huge Book of Answers in the center.

His wives could take him or leave him, but Wira was always there, utterly committed to his welfare. "Muse Clio is here," Wira said, and departed. "About time," Humfrey grumped. Her annoyance broiled. " "My Service! Listen, you gnarled excuse for a gnome, I have already had more than half a bellyful of your impertinence. I came here as a friend. " Humfrey gazed at her with something like dawning comprehension. " "Asked," he said, reluctantly qualifying it. "Neither did you ask. " "That, too," he agreed.

Then: But we are not lizards; we are dragons. " she echoed, surprised. " We are small dragons, of course, he thought, a nuance of annoyance tinting it. We wouldn't fit our type if we were larger. Dear, they are from elsewhere, the female thought. They don't know about our world. "We're from Xanth," Clio said. " Both dragons laughed, mentally. And you come to us? The male asked incredulously. Instead of to a large leader dragon? the female added. "I was guided by a—a magic sign. It brought me here, just in time to—" But she halted, not wanting to tell them what had just unhappened.

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