BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
One day I came across a rather odd looking book. The cover was a strange collage of colours and shapes which I couldn't seem to piece together into a drawing (I later discovered it was supposed to be a man jumping through worlds). However, I wrote the title down “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E.Schwab on my ‘to read’ list. Unfortunately, I was not able to begin reading the book for a long time, and I soon forgot about it.
Then, for some reason or another, I ended up reading it.
It was perfect! From the intriguing plot, to the outstanding world building and compelling characters. I was amazed! Everytime I put it down (which was indeed a very hard thing to do) I had felt like I’d just watched a movie. The story follows Kell, an antari, a sort of sorcerer, as he travels through different worlds, five to be precise. As well as being a magician, he is also a collector. Because if this, he finds himself to have one day mistakenly brought back a relic of terrible power into his realm. He decides that before he endangers his world, he must bring it back to where it belongs. On his adventures he encounters the reckless and adventurous Lila Bard, a thief and an aspiring pirate, who gives him no other choice but to let her tag along. Together, they discover things about the multiple worlds and about each-other that could change their lives forever.