A to Z Challenge: Victoria Ying – Rhy and Kell

Posted April 26, 2016 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

VThis is a newer series that has become quite popular. It’s all about the idea that there are parallel worlds and few people can jump through to them. The whole parallel worlds thing is really popular right now and mostly for a good reason because they can be really fun to read about. Plus every author has a different twist on it that makes it way different from all the others. Can you guess which book I’m talking about?


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I love the style of this piece and the fact that the artist played with the light and shadows to make it interesting. This is Rhy and Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and this piece was done by Victoria Ying on her Tumblr where you can see lots more fun drawings she’s made. Have you read this series yet? If so, did you love or hate it? Who was your favourite character?

A Darker ShadeAbout A Darker Shade of Magic

Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.

Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to take her with him for her proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save both his London and the others, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — a feat trickier than they hoped.

“The bodies in my floor all trusted someone. Now I walk on them to tea.”


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