martes, 24 de febrero de 2015

Novedad: A Darker Shade of Magic, de V.E. Schwab

Ya está a la venta A Darker Shade of Magic, de V.E. Schwab, cuyo adelanto reseñé hace poco. He adquirido ya el libro completo y he terminado de leerlo, así que espero poder contaros mis impresiones en breve. 

Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author ofVicious, 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.

2 comentarios:

  1. Al principio no estabas muy seguro de si lo leerías inmediatamente tras su salida, pero veo que lo has pulverizado.

    Esperamos con ansia tu reseña :)

  2. Ha sido fácil, porque tenía ya un tercio del trabajo adelantado. La reseña en cuanto encuentre un hueco para escribirla, pero va en la línea de lo comentado para el preview: ágil y entretenido, aunque no especialmente original.