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A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab

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A darker shade of magic
Title
A darker shade of magic
Statement of responsibility
V. E. Schwab
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. Kell is one of the last Travelers--magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes--as such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne--a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see--a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive--and that is proving trickier than they hoped. "--
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Summary
"From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. Kell is one of the last Travelers--magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes--as such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne--a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see--a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive--and that is proving trickier than they hoped. "--
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Storyline
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10399243
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Schwab, Victoria
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C4848
LC item number
D37 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darker shade of magic
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Quantum theory
  • London (England)
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/459/9780765376459/image/lgcover.9780765376459.jpg
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Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015004143
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780765376459
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015004143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/459/9780765376459/image/lgcover.9780765376459.jpg
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015004143
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780765376459
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015004143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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