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400 pages, Hardcover
First published February 24, 2015
Every night of the year, the market lived and breathed and thrived. The stalls were always changing, but the energy remained, as much a part of the city as the river it fed on. Kell traced the edge of the bank, weaving through the evening fair, savoring the taste and smell of the air, the sound of laughter and music, the thrum of magic.
The infamous Krös Mejkt, the “Stone Forest,” was made up not of trees but of statues, all of them people. It was rumored the figures hadn’t always been stone, that the forest was actually a graveyard, kept by the Danes to commemorate those they killed, and remind any who passed through the outer wall of what happened to traitors in the twins’ London.
“As Travars,” he said. Travel.
“I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
“Some people steal to stay alive, and some steal to feel alive. Simple as that.”
Kell - one of the last Antari - is playing a dangerous game. Being an Antari, he travels between worlds.
“I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it."
Her smile widened. "Everything.”
I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.Kell immediately struggles with the power of the stone. And he soon realizes that although he may not want it, help will come to him in the form of one very, very stubborn Lila Bard.
“Sure I do,” countered Lila cheerfully. “There’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London,” she recited, ticking them off on her fingers. “See? I’m a fast learner.”Whewww! I really enjoyed the start to this series!
“I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.”I cannot wait to get started on book two!
“I apologize for shooting you in the leg.” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.”
“I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.”
“I apologize for shooting you in the leg,” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.”
“What are you?” she asked.
“A monster,” said Kell hoarsely. “You'd better let me go.”
The girl gave a small, mocking laugh. “Monsters don't faint in the presence of ladies.”
“Ladies don't dress like men and pick pockets,” retorted Kell.
Her smile only sharpened. “What are you really?”
“Tied to your bed," said Kell matter-of-factly.
His brow furrowed. “And in trouble.”
The rich strutted around, assuming they'd be safe, so long as they stayed in the good parts of town. But Lila knew there were no good parts. Only smart parts and stupid parts, and she was quick enough to know which one to play.
"I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it."
Her smile widened. "Everything."
#1 A Darker Shade of Magic ★★★★★
#2 A Gathering of Shadows ★★★★★
#3 A Conjuring of Light ★★★★★
Kell wore a very peculiar coat.
It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.
“Magic was truly a beautiful disease.”
“Battles may be fought from the outside in, but wars are won from the inside out.”
“You may be the bravest, boldest soul I’ve ever met, but you’re still too much flesh and blood and too little power.”
“We can’t all turn blood and whispers into weapons.”