A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A darker shade of magic

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Audiobook Narrator: Steven Crossley


What is it about?

Kell is one of two blood magicians called Antari. Antari are the only ones who can walk between the different worlds which are linked through “London”. Kell is from red London, and his job is to deliver letters between the different royalties of the neighboring worlds. Smuggling objects between Londons is illegal, so Kell should probably stop doing it before he gets into trouble or worse.

Oops, too late.

Was it good?

This was a fantastic story, with the perfect amount of action, mystery, and adventure. The progression of the story was brilliant, with enough time to think about what’s happening in the story without losing any interest. The characters learned about themselves and each other and the relationship building felt natural.

The narrator has a nice angry growly voice, which works well as most of the story is from Kell’s perspective. I did feel that his female impersonations left something to be desired, but overall I don’t think it took away from the story.



2 thoughts on “A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

    1. I have requested the next book from the library, I am very interest in finding out where the author is taking Delilah.

      It’s interesting that the first book had a pretty snug ending (no cliffhangers) so the world is pretty much open to them!


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