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 likely one of the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to commute among parallel universes—as such, he can decide on the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and dull, with none magic, governed by way of 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 way of whoever has murdered their technique to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage 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 vacationer, own ambassador and followed Prince of crimson London, wearing 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 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 deadly 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 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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