A Darker Shade of Magic
by V.E. Schwab
Rating: 5+ Stars
‘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 is Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There is 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…’
I’m also including Schwab’s own summing up of this novel from Goodreads, as it really made me laugh (and her description of Prince Rhy is spot on).
Magic, Cross-dressing thieves, (Aspiring) pirates, Londons (plural), Sadistic kings (and queens), a royal who is equal parts Prince Harry and Jack Harkness, more magic (blood magic, elemental magic, bad magic, etc. etc.), epic magicky fights scenes…
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