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A darker shade of magic

by Schwab, Victoria,

Format: Book on CD 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Sch
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD Sch
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Schwab
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  ABOCD Schwab
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. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. 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 cutpurse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Meet Kell, a young man with an extraordinary gift: unlike almost everyone else, he can travel from one version of London to another, moving between parallel worlds the way ordinary people walk from one room to another. His job: carrying correspondence between the rulers of Red London (a city rich in magic), White London (where the relentless fight to control magic is destroying the city), and Grey London (where magic no longer exists the London of our own past). Kell also has a secret sideline: he smuggles artifacts from one London to another, getting top prices from collectors. When he gets caught up in a bad deal in Grey London, he goes on the run, at his side a clever thief named Delilah, who helps Kell elude his pursuers, desperately trying to find a way not only to save Kell's life, but also to protect the parallel worlds themselves. An ingeniously clever tale.--Pitt, David Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Schwab (Vicious) creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy. There's Grey London, set in our mundane world's Regency era; Red London, where magic flourishes along with the populace; and White London, where a desperate struggle to control magic has bled the city and its people. No one speaks of Black London, consumed by magic and presumed destroyed. Kell, adopted brother of Red London's prince and one of the few Antari, who can travel between worlds, is a royal emissary and collector of forbidden artifacts from other Londons. When Kell is tricked into taking a dangerous artifact of Black London into Red, he falls in with the cross-dressing Grey thief Lila Bard, a cutpurse with a quick tongue and her own sense of honor. Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Shades of Magic series
#1 - A Darker shade of magic
#2 - A Gathering of shadows
#3 - A Conjuring of light
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Smugglers -- Fiction.
Pickpockets -- Fiction.
Quantum theory -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] :2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Crossley, Steven, narrator.
Tantor Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Steven Crossley.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 10 audio discs (11.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781494510756
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