Welcome to the Book Munchies’ stop on the A Darker Shade of Magic blog tour! We are located in scenic and magical Red London. Feel free to check out our review for the book as well. (Hint: We loved it!)
Publisher: Tor Books (February 24, 2015)
ebook: 304 pages
Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #1
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Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once 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 royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.
(Very) Brief Q&A
We were lucky enough to get to ask Ms. Schwab a question on this tour.
Question: What are your favorite and least favorite words?
Answer: My two least favorite words are sluice and moist. My three favorite words are anachronistic, incredulous, petrichor, and cataclysmic. I couldn’t tell you why. There’s just something about the syllables and sounds. The only word that landed on the favorites list for meaning is petrichor, which is the smell of rain.
Is it just me or does Doctor Who come to mind when thinking of “petrichor”? But interesting word choices!
V.E. SCHWAB‘s first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers. veschwab.wordpress.com. @VESchwab. Facebook. Goodreads.
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