By V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the seriously acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold experience, exciting energy, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker color of Magic.
Kell is without doubt one of the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to shuttle among parallel universes—as such, he can decide on the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and uninteresting, with none magic, governed through a mad King George. Then there's crimson London, the place lifestyles and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed by way of whoever has murdered their strategy to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage magic, and the magic fights again, draining town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London...but nobody speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the crimson tourist, own ambassador and followed Prince of crimson London, wearing the per 30 days correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans keen 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 deadly 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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Lev Davidovich would never know if the twelve days during which they remained stranded in that spot in the middle of nowhere were due to the delays in the diplomatic consultations or if it was only because of the most devastating snowstorm he’d ever seen, capable of lowering the thermometers to forty degrees below zero. Covered with all of the coats, hats, and blankets at their disposal, they received Seriozha and Anya, who traveled without the children, who were still too little to be exposed to those temperatures.
But soon Caridad would feel that those places had an excess of that which she wasn’t seeking (men willing to inebriate her to throw her in bed) and something, still undefined, was lacking, something capable of motivating her and reconciling her with her own soul. Then that fine woman, surrounded by luxury and comfort from birth, educated by nuns, an expert rider of Arabian h orses, married to that owner of factories who was, by his very nature, removed from the feelings of men who worked for their wealth, removed her jewels and attractive clothing and descended in search of the shadiest corners of the city.
He felt that, at that exact moment, his exile was beginning—true, complete, without any support. Aside from his family and a very few friends who had reiterated their solidarity, he was a man who was overwhelmingly alone. His only useful allies for a battle like the one he had to initiate (how? ) were still confined in work camps or had already given in, but all of them remained within the borders of the Soviet Union, and his relationship with them was snuffed out by distance, repression, and fear.