A Radical Act of Free Magic: The Shadow Histories, Book Two (Paperback)H. G. Parry (author)
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A Radical Act of Free Magic is the epic conclusion to the genre-defying Shadow Histories series following A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians; a sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own.
The Concord has been broken, and a war of magic engulfs the world.
In France, the brilliant young battle-mage Napoleon Bonaparte and has all but conquered Europe. Britain fights back, protected by the gulf of the channel and powerful fire-magic, but Wilberforce's own battle to bring about free magic and abolition has met a dead end. In Saint Domingue, Fina watches as Toussaint Louverture navigates these opposing forces to liberate the country.
But there is another, even darker war being fought beneath the surface. A blood magician is using the Revolutionary Wars to bring about a return to dark magic. Across the world, only a few know of his existence and the choices they make will shape the new age of magic.
Praise for A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians:
'A rich, sprawling epic full of history and magic' Alix E. Harrow, Hugo award-winning author
'An absolute delight to read' Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library
'Impressively intricate; fans of the magic-and-history of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell will be delighted' Alexandra Rowland, author of A Conspiracy of Truths
The Shadow Histories
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
A Radical Act of Free Magic
For more from H. G. Parry, check out The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 38 mm
A rich, sprawling epic full of history and magic -- Alix E. Harrow on A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAGICIANS
Parry gracefully bends genres into a witty, riveting historical fantasy . . . [a] poetic tale of justice, liberation and dark magic. This is a knockout -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAGICIANS
Impressively intricate; fans of the magic-and-history of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell will be delighted -- Alexandra Rowland on A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAGICIANS
With a first-rate blend of political drama and magic battle-action, Parry manages to inject tension and stakes into a historical drama . . . The resulting conflict brings the series' meditations on idealism, the fight for human rights and the necessary limits of institutional power to a head. Absolutely superb -- KIRKUS (starred review)
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