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A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab

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A darker shade of magic
Title
A darker shade of magic
Statement of responsibility
V. E. Schwab
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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Summary
Red London is rife with magic. Grey London has none at all. White London may soon destroy itself in its attempts to steal the powers of its rivals. (And Black London? Well, that city no longer exists except as a cautionary tale to magic abusers.) Traveling between these very different dimensions is Kell, ambassador for Red London's royal family. However, unbeknownst to his employers, he's also a smuggler, transporting forbidden artifacts from one world to the next. When his illicit activities land him in serious trouble, Kell must depend on street thief Delilah Bard if he wants to survive and save his home world from destruction. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Shades of magic
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=36482FD2-AE45-460E-9644-10CC8D578F35
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
ocn903379967
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource (pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781466851375
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computer
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rdamedia.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
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Stock number
36482FD2-AE45-460E-9644-10CC8D578F35
System control number
(OCoLC)903379967
Label
A darker shade of magic, V. E. Schwab
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=36482FD2-AE45-460E-9644-10CC8D578F35
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn903379967
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466851375
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
36482FD2-AE45-460E-9644-10CC8D578F35
System control number
(OCoLC)903379967

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