A Darker Shade of Magic

V. E. Schwab
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Fairly Pedestrian Fantasy...


I didn't find this story to break much new ground. I did like the premise of multiple London's, each with their individual characteristics. But the characters and events fell short as the plot progressed. Bad guys with overwhelming power chasing good guys, catching them on a few occasions and nearly killing them. Yet, the good guys keep finding a way to win through despite the obstacles in their path. Really, the plot is pretty much by-the-numbers. The only thing the author did was fill in the details. That was done in a competent enough manner but, after all is said & done, this falls squarely into the 'Forgettable' category for me. I won't be continuing the series.