By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the seriously acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold event, exciting energy, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker color of Magic.
Kell is among the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to go back and forth among parallel universes—as such, he can decide upon 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 through whoever has murdered their method 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 crimson vacationer, 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 a global 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 save lots of 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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The people there always have to be shown something before they believe it. So if you show me magic, I'll believe it. Otherwise-" She smiled. She made a sinuous ripple, and suddenly she was a snake with her human head. "This is my naga form, which is natural to me. " She became a coiled python, whose reptilian eyes fixed on him as it slithered from the fallen garments. But he was not revolted. He could take snakes or leave them; he knew they were beneficial creatures, so he just left them alone.
There was a ding. A huge human finger appeared and nudged Grundy on the shoulder so hard that he stumbled to the side. " Dug had to smile. "Okay, so you have a question. You have one of those primitive Mundane keyboards, right? So you have two ways to do it You can type the question so I can see it, or you can touch ENTER and it will bring up me list of the ten most common questions at this stage. Then you can use your arrow keys to highlight the question you want, and touch ENTER again, or just shortcut it by typing the number of the question you want I'll wait while you decide.
She was a woman just about as beautiful and well endowed as Nada. She wore a gown as brown as the bark of a tree, and her hair was as green as foliage. "Hello," the woman said. " The others sent glances around, but none of them connected. Jenny realized that it was up to her to answer. "Yes it is. Come and join us. " The woman stepped inside. "I am Vida Vila, a nature nymph. " She took a seat. "Vida Vila," the skeleton exclaimed. "We have met before. I am Marrow Bones. " Vida nodded. "I thought you looked familiar.