Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 book 47

V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic
Schwab's latest (after the very awesome Vicious) is set in an alternate London--actually, three alternate Londons, each with varying levels of magic (and none resembling our own, much). Our protagonist is a guy with the very rare ability to move between worlds (and our other protagonist is a young woman he encounters, a pickpocket in drag who wants to be a pirate, great in every way).  Really interesting world-building and even better characters and action. This works just fine as a stand-alone, but it looks like a sequel is coming, and I'll be there in a heartbeat. A-.

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