A Darker Shade of Magic follows Kell, an Antari who can travel between the four parallel worlds that all seem to be centered around London. There’s Red, White, Black, and Grey London and they all have their own characteristics surrounding magic. It goes on to show the politics between the four worlds with Kell going in between as an intermediary for the Red London King.
The book also follows Lila Bard, a mysterious girl in Grey London with some serious trust issues. The book brings up question after question in regards to the main characters backgrounds, but does little to provide any answers.
We see Kell performing magic, but it seems that magic comes with a price and things often backfire. He goes against the wishes of the Red King and has to answer both for what he did immediately but also the repercussions for going against the throne.
How are Rhy and Kell connected now?
What are Lila and Kells’ pasts? Are they related?
What is going to happen to Holland in Black London?