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read A Darker Shade of Magic mobi ê Hardcover ✓ feedmarkformulate ☆ ❮PDF❯ ✮ A Darker Shade of Magic ❤ Author V.E. Schwab – Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red Grey WhiL escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard a cut purse with lofty aspirations She first robs him then saves him from a deadly enemy and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventureNow perilous magic is afoot and treachery lurks at every turn To save all of the worlds they'll first need to stay alive “I'm not going to die she said Not till I've seen itSeen whatHer smile widened Everything” Kell one of the last Antari is playing a dangerous game Being an Antari he travels between worlds He knows of four worlds and all four of them have one conveniently overlapping city London Grey London Magicless technology driven Red London Magic is considered a gift and is practiced with careful determination White London Magic is cruel often needs to be stolen and locked into bodies Black London Magic is hungry and all consuming magic apocalypse happened here All magic artifacts and people from Black London is banned from the other worldsKell freuently travels in and out of the Londons passing along correspondence adventuring and smuggling artifacts that last bit is hugely illegal After a visit to the cruel king and ueen of White London Kell is given an innocuous black stone and told to bring it to Red London A bit buzzed and confused he travels between worlds only to discover that the stone is actually a part of Black LondonBy smuggling the stone Kell committed treason against the crown of Red London his adopted family but importantly the black stone contains remnants of that world's magic seduction and hungerDelilah Lila Bard lives in Grey London not that she knows it It's the only London without magic and she's spent her entire life looking for a way out And then Kell lands on her doorstop I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still Kell immediately struggles with the power of the stone And he soon realizes that although he may not want it help will come to him in the form of one very very stubborn Lila Bard “Sure I do” countered Lila cheerfully “There’s Dull London Kell London Creepy London and Dead London” she recited ticking them off on her fingers “See I’m a fast learner” Whewww I really enjoyed the start to this seriesSchwab had such a uniue idea with the four Londons and their varying degrees of magic and executed it extremely well I loved all the details she included it really made the story come alive As for the charactersLila at times a bit over the top really balanced out the seriousness and coldness of Kell The two of them working together had a really natural feel as evidenced by their free flowing banter “I apologize for anything I might have done I was not myself”“I apologize for shooting you in the leg” said Lila “I was myself entirely” I cannot wait to get started on book twoAudiobook CommentsRead by Steven Crossley and he did a great job This was a rather well read audiobook I do wish he would've had emotion when it came to his characters but then again Kell is supposed to be a little stand offishYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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Kell is one of the last Antari magicians with Shade of PDFEPUB #230 a rare coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons Red Grey White and once upon a time BlackKell was raised in Arnes Red London and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador traveling between the freuent bloody regime changes in White London and the co YAadult Fantasy There isn't just one London There are in fact four cities sharing that name and geographic location each in a very different plane of existence The novel takes place in the early 1800s when magical travel between the different Londons has been severely restricted Long ago the place called Black London underwent a massive magical accident a sort of implosion during which the forces of magic consumed the humans who tried to wield it Since then the doors between the worlds have been sealed The only ones who can travel from world to world are the blood magicians known as Travellers When we first meet the traveler Kell he has arrived in Grey London in our own un magical world to deliver a message from his own sovereigns of Red London to King George III and the Prince Regent The existence of other Londons we learn is a closely guarded secret that only the rulers know We follow Kell's travels from Grey London to his home the magical Red London to the sinister world of White London ruled by a pair of despot siblings who make Vlad the Impaler look like a nice guy At the same time we meet a young thief of Grey London named Lila Bard whose life becomes entwined with Kell's accidentally as they are both plunged into a plot to reawaken magic and tear down the walls between the worldsPhew Just describing the book makes it seem complicated and it is an intricate world that VE Schwab has created but it's not as confusing as it seems I highly recommend checking it out if you like fantasy The idea of four separate Londons is fascinating and like all the best fantasies this novel makes its system of magic seem absolutely plausible Me I hope I never get stuck in White London That place is YIKES Having said that I would definitely sign up for adventures with Kell and Lila

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A Darker Shade of MagicUrt of George III in the dullest of Londons the one without any magic left to seeUnofficially Kell is a smuggler servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see It's a defiant A Darker eBook #184 hobby with dangerous conseuences which Kell is now seeing firsthandAfter an exchange goes awry Kel “As Travars” he said Travel And oh boy I did travel I was covered in smoke I tasted metal I smelled roses I wore a bizarre coat and I dreamed under a pale sky But unfortunately I did not feelA Darker Shade of Magic had great potential The world VE Schwab created is fascinating full of magic and blood There is Kell an Antari a blood magician who can travel between parallel universes and Lila a street thief who wants to become a pirate and experience great adventures and when their fates interwine they are the only ones who can save all three Londons from the tainted magic that destroyed the forth I mean it sounds pretty amazing doesn't it “I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still” I can't say that the execution failed me because I was all too eager to read Kell and Lila's story to turn the pages and fight and travel and discover the mysteries of the powerful obsidian stone and uncover conspiracies and secrets But in the end I was unsatisfied I expected something and my expectations were not met because I couldn't connect with the characters They were superficial and I was detached I didn't care about their fates I didn't find in them the depth I wanted and the pang of enthusiasm I usually feel when I start a new series I was just a silent observer witnessing their story unfold without finding the spark of magic that would make me an active participant and cheer for them worry for them and eventually love them Lila annoyed me a couple of times with her imprudence and her recklessness but there is no doubt she was a badass and strong female lead I liked Kell a little and I waited for the signs that I was falling for him but they never came I'm still intrigued about his magic and his past though and I'm curious about the way his relationship with Lila will develop “Some people steal to stay alive and some steal to feel alive Simple as that” I can't help but shake the feeling that VE Schwab had raised her wand ready to cast the spell that would bewitch me but the words never left her lips Her plotline was like Red London vivid and full of possibilities Her characters like White London dangerous yet somehow pale and faded And me well I'm Grey London magicless in the surface but waiting for the magic I know it exists to ignite I don't know how to rate a A Darker Shade of Magic Four stars are too much three not enough and I'll have to settle with 35 and a hope that A Gathering of Shadows will actually be the one that will disperse the shadows the debut of this trilogy cast