By V. E. Schwab
STEP right into a UNIVERSE OF bold event, exciting strength, AND a number of LONDONS.
Kell is among the final Travelers-magicians with an extraordinary, coveted skill to go back and forth among parallel universes, hooked up through one magical city.
There's gray London, soiled and uninteresting, with none magic, and with one mad king-George III. pink London, the place existence and magic are revered-and the place Kell was once raised along Rhys Maresh, the rougish inheritor to a flourishing empire. White London-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 pink tourist, ambassador of the Maresh empire, 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're going to by no means see. it is a defiant pastime with harmful outcomes, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
Fleeing into gray London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a perilous enemy, and eventually forces Kell to spirit her to a different global for a formal adventure.
Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at each flip. to avoid wasting the entire worlds, they are going to first have to remain alive.
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Asked Rhy. “A headache,” said Kell, rubbing his eyes. “You know what I mean,” countered the prince. ” Kell spread his arms wide. “Search me if you like,” he added with a smirk. Rhy had never been able to figure out Kell’s coat and its many sides, and Kell was already turning back down the hall, considering the matter done, when Rhy surprised him by reaching not for his pockets but for his shoulders, and pushing him back against the wall. Hard. A nearby painting of the king and queen shuddered, but did not fall.
Before Parrish could think of a response, the Antari dug a coin from his pocket and flicked it into the air toward him. “I wasn’t here,” said Holland as the coin rose and fell. And by the time it hit Parrish’s palm, he was alone in the hall, staring down at the disk, wondering how it got there, and certain he was forgetting something. He clutched the coin as if he could catch the slipping memory, and hold on. But it was already gone. II Even at night, the river shone red. As Kell stepped from the bank of one London onto the bank of another, the black slick of the Thames was replaced by the warm, steady glow of the Isle.
The fact they were all called London was its own mystery, though the prevailing theory was that one of the cities had taken the name long ago, before the doors were all sealed and the only things allowed through were letters between kings and queens. As to which city had first laid claim to the name, none could agree. ’” Kell paused. There was nothing more, save a signature. King George wrung his hands. ” he asked. Kell hesitated. “No,” he said, folding the letter. ” He cleared his throat and began to pace as he pulled his thoughts together and put them into the queen’s voice.
A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel by V. E. Schwab