A Darker Shade Of Magic

Title: A Darker Shade Of Magic
Author: V.E. Schwab
Release Date:  February 24th 2015

Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 400

 

RATING: ***

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. 

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive.
 

Unfortunately I was very disappointed by this book. I think my biggest issue with this book is that number one it dragged, there was not a lot going out for a lot of the book, then I felt like all the action that was in this book was basically skipped over. I like for there to be a lot of action and I like to be able to picture the fights in my head but most of the fighting wound start and then the author would be like ok so they fought, I would get all excited thinking something exciting would happen and then bam it was skipped over. on a more positive note I really enjoyed the characters in this story and if i do decide to read the next book it will be based on the fact that i love those characters and they were written very well!

Julia ThompsonComment