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A Darker Shade of Magic

Shades of Magic, Book 1
Narrated by: Steven Crossley
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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A Darker Shade of Magic is the incredible first installment of the Shades of Magic series, from number one New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab.

Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London.... 

©2015 V. E. Schwab (P)2015 Tantor

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"A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...." (Deborah Harkeness)

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A Darker Adventure

A man with a most unique coat who crosses worlds meets a most unique woman who can and will fight anyone who holds her back.

A trigger warning for self harm, as the power to cross worlds comes relies on blood to activate.

The magic system is fantastic to witness and easy enough to follow and the way it works in each world adds a wonderful flavour. Schwab's world building is brilliant and her language flows readily.

Any snags you may find are ironed out in the following books.

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