The Friday 56, #55: A Darker Shade of Magic

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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“But magic that bound a person’s body or mind was not only forbidden–it was a capital offense. Those accused and convicted were stripped of their power, a fate some found worse than death in a world ruled by magic.”

V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic was such a delightful read and a must for fans of fantasy.

From my review:

“In Red London where magic flourishes and the kingdom prospers, Kell is unique. While those gifted in magic have the ability to manipulate one of the elements, as an Antari, Kell is able to manipulate them all. He also possesses the rare ability to travel from one world into another, for there is more than one London. Grey London, White London, and the mythical Black London all have their own dangers and it is Kell’s job to carry messages between the crowns. When a long forgotten artifact falls into his hands and is then stolen by the pickpocket Lila Bard, Kell must get it back and find a way to destroy it before the dark magic within it consumes him and destroys his home.” You can read my full review here.


27 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #55: A Darker Shade of Magic

    • More like Red London has accepted magic and many are gifted. They’ve become an affluent world which they credit to magic, but there is an impoverished population not gifted that is largely ignored. No wands here, it’s more of an elemental magic in which a person can manipulate one kind of element, like fire or water.

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