A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic
Buy the Book
Grey London
Red London
White London
Black London
V. E. Schwab
Menu Bar


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

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes.

There’s Grey London, dirty, boring, and without any magic. Red London, where life and magic are revered. White London—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, he’s a smuggler, a dangerous, defiant hobby to have—as proven when Kell stumbles into a setup with a forbidden token from Black London. 

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him, and then forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

A Darker Shade of Magic hardcover
Buy the Book Today!
Praise for A Darker Shade of Magic
Publisher's Weekly quote
Quote: Special Lists
Max Gladstone quote
Marie Brennan quote
Library Journal quote
Kirkus Reviews quote
Deborah Harkness quote
Delia Sherman quote
Steven Brust quote
Menu Bar
Tor Books
(c) 2015 Tor


Booklist quote
Go to A Gathering of Shadows