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A Darker Shade of Magic

(2015)
(The first book in the Shades of Magic series)
A novel by

 
 
A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antarimagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in ArnesRed Londonand officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

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

"A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy

Shades of Magic series
1. A Darker Shade of Magic
2. A Gathering of Shadows
3. A Conjuring of Light

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Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: Collector's Edition
Author(s): V E Schwab
ISBN: 1-78565-774-7 / 978-1-78565-774-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition: A Novel (Shades of Magic, 1)
Author(s): V E Schwab
ISBN: 0-7653-9911-3 / 978-0-7653-9911-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic, 1)
Author(s): Victoria Schwab
ISBN: 0-7653-7645-8 / 978-0-7653-7645-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic, 1)
Author(s): V E Schwab
ISBN: 0-7653-7646-6 / 978-0-7653-7646-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Author(s): V E Schwab, Victoria Schwab
ISBN: 1-78329-540-6 / 978-1-78329-540-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: Shades of Magic, Book 1
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: Shades of Magic, Book 1
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: Shades of Magic, Book 1
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, 1)
Author(s): V E Schwab
ISBN: 1-4945-1075-8 / 978-1-4945-1075-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, 1)
Author(s): V E Schwab
ISBN: 1-4945-6075-5 / 978-1-4945-6075-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic Book 1)
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Author(s): V E Schwab
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU