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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of…
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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic, 1) (originale 2017; edizione 2015)

di Victoria Schwab (Autore)

Serie: Shades of Magic (1)

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"From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. 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. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne--a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. 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 cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a 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--and that is proving trickier than they hoped. "--… (altro)
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Titolo:A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic, 1)
Autori:Victoria Schwab (Autore)
Info:Tor Books (2015), 400 pages
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A Darker Shade of Magic di V. E. Schwab (2017)

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    Uprooted di Naomi Novik (majkia)
    majkia: Not entirely sure why this book reminded me of Uprooted, perhaps because neither is really YA IMO
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    Sei di corvi di Leigh Bardugo (foggidawn)
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    Il castello errante di Howl di Diana Wynne Jones (LongDogMom)
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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by @veschwab is easily one of my favorite books/series from the last several years. The idea of multiple Londons; magic users who can travel between these Londons, as well as use different forms or elemental magic; sassy, gender-bending thieves; many sided coats!; and some of the best character development and world building you’ll find in a book, all create fully engaged reading experience you won’t soon forget.

Kell, one of the last Antari - a magic user able to traverse between the parallel Gray, Red, and White Londons - and a member of the Maresh Empire royal house of Red London, normally just delivers correspondence between the rulers of the Londons. However, he has a penchant for smuggling goods between the Londons, something that has been forbidden since the fall of the fourth London, Black London.

Delilah Bard, a rough and tumble thief from Gray London (the London with no magic) who longs to be a pirate, finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up saving Kell’s life when one of Kell’s smuggling ventures goes wrong. The item that Kell is tricked into smuggling gives the sadistic rulers of White London the opportunity to conquer Red London, and it’s up to Delilah and Kell to turn the tide and defeat the Dane twins and take back Red London.

This book cemented VE Schwab as one of my favorite go-to authors. The story is original, the characters are compelling, the world building is thorough, and you will be left definitely wanting more of these characters and their world.

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  tapestry100 | Jul 5, 2022 |
I actually finished this one a while ago. And I did like it but I had so many thoughts I wanted to mention in my Review its been slowgoing. ( )
  Litrvixen | Jun 23, 2022 |

I feel as though I should be making a clichéd but heartfelt break-up speech as I abandon this book. You know the one I mean. It starts, 'It's not you, it's me...'

This is the first book of a well-loved series. I'd been looking forward to reading it and yet, two hours in to an eleven and a half hour audiobook, I'm setting it aside.

I can see why it's so well-loved. It combines a complex magic system with linked but parallel worlds and adds larger-than-life characters, a magician with the title of a Prince but the mark of stolen memories and a sense of being a valued Royal possession and a young woman, living by her wits in a hostile world. Both have restless yearnings in their souls and secrets in their past and there's is an implicit contract to connect them as the story continues

So what's not to like?

My problem started with the narrator. Steven Crossley delivers the book in the slow, even, slightly condescending tones of an unamused adult reading 'Wind In The Willows' to a child not their own. He sounds bored, so how am I supposed to feel?

Then there's the pacing. I'm two hours in and everything has been set up and slightly chaotic data-ladened set up at that. Yes, there's been one attempted rape and a killing but there was very little fire in either. This is a book that says to the reader, 'Make yourself comfortable, this is going to take a while'. Sometimes, I love that but not this time.

Next, there's the tone. It all feels a bit too safe and tame. The kind of adventure imagined by someone who has never had anything bad happen to them. Which is fine. Like I said, 'It's not you, it's me...' but the title led me to expect something darker.

Finally, there's the London thing. Or rather, there isn't. This could be Xanadu and it would make no difference. There's no sense of London here. I don't just mean the geography, I mean the sense of a city that has always used the weak and consumed the over-ambitious while feeding the powerful few. Nothing wrong with a well-imagined Xanadu but why call it London?

These little dissatisfactions are like having sand in my shoes, they take the pleasure out of walking. So I'm going to stop for now. Maybe I'll come back to an e-book version when I'm feeling young and light-hearted but, the way the world is right now, that's not going to be anytime soon.
  MikeFinnFiction | Apr 19, 2022 |
I'm not sure how I failed to add this when I read it -- great story, a little too bleak for me. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
When it's not in the Avatar state it presents an interesting set of worlds with some good characters on a decent quest. The ending is a bit of a let down as things seem to quite neatly resolve. ( )
  urbaer | Mar 5, 2022 |

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Schwab, V. E.autore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Crossley, StevenNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Hiddleston, TomNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Staehle, WillImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Weinberg, MiriamA cura diautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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"From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. 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. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne--a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. 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 cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a 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--and that is proving trickier than they hoped. "--

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