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A Darker Shade of Magic

AuthorV. E. Schwab

NarratorSteven Crossley

SeriesA Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1

Duration11h 34m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

PublisherW.F. Howes

VersionUnabridged

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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, is the incredible first instalment of the Shades of Magic series, from #1 New York Times bestselling 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... "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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Zoë 13 May 2024

Amazing.

I loved this book when I first read it, and now having listened to the audiobook, I got to relive how brilliant it is. Everything you want a fantasy book to be with amazing writing. Will continue to be one of a my favourite books of all time

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