By V. E. Schwab

ISBN-10: 1466851376

ISBN-13: 9781466851375

From V.E. Schwab, the seriously acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold experience, exciting strength, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker colour of Magic.

Kell is among the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to commute among parallel universes—as such, he can select 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 lifestyles and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed by means of whoever has murdered their approach to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage magic, and the magic fights again, draining the town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London... yet not anyone speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the purple tourist, own ambassador and followed Prince of purple London, sporting the per 30 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 risky 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 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 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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