A Darker Shade of Magic

Tor. (Shades of Magic, Bk. 1). 2015. 400p. ISBN 9780765376459. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466851375. FANTASY
Schwab begins a tale of four vastly different yet parallel Londons, separated by magic. The Travellers are the only people able to journey among the Londons, but when a clever thief meets one of these voyagers, they team up to fight a threat that may destroy all four worlds.
VERDICT This series launch is filled with wonder, action, and marvelous characters. The final book, A Conjuring of Light, came out in February. New readers can devour the entire trilogy this summer. (LJ 12/14)
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