By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the severely acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold experience, exciting strength, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker color 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 opt for the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and dull, with none magic, governed through a mad King George. Then there's pink London, the place lifestyles and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed by means of whoever has murdered their method 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...but nobody speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the pink visitor, own ambassador and followed Prince of purple London, sporting the per thirty days correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans prepared to pay for even the smallest glimpses of an international they'll by no means see—a harmful 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 global for a formal adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at each flip. to avoid wasting 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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