Welcome to my re-read of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. This is the 7th part of my weekly re-read posts. If you have read ADSOM, come re-read and discuss it with me. If you never read it, I highly recommend it especially if you like fantasy books, sarcastic protagonists, kick-ass heroine, and fabulous coat. Even though it’s a re-read, I will do my best to avoid spoiling future chapters in the post itself, which is quite easy because most of the time, I didn’t remember what happened. So even though this is the first time you read ADSOM, you could follow along. However, please note that although the post itself is spoiler-free from future chapters, the comments section are spoiler zone, where you can talk about anything including the plot twist and the book conclusion. Without further ado, let’s sail through A Darker Shade of Magic. All aboard!
This week, we’re going to cover Part VII The Follower.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!.
SPOILER WARNING FOR PART I – VI
Lila, still trying to wrap her head around the information she just got, that magic exists, that there are other Londons, decided to clear her head in a nearby tavern frequented by shady people. She must still have Kell’s magic scent on her from their recent encounter because someone managed to track her. Yep, nobody could follow Kell into Grey London except for one person. Holland.
Holland tracked Lila and hurt her for a simple reason, to get to Kell. You see, Kell could cover his trace so Holland cannot track him. Lila obviously can’t. So he made her scream. It was awful, I just wanted him to stop and wanted Lila to slap him. Kell was on the bridge, thinking about what has happened to his once peaceful sheltered life, when he smelled Holland’s magic. Then came the scream. He came back for her. Of course he would. It’s like what Holland said, we know our little friend.
We also know what Holland is after. The stone. Kell produced the talisman from his coat and told the pale antari to let Lila go. He did eventually, after all she was just a bait to him. Lila ran and left the two blood magician battling each other.
Kell somehow found himself pinned to a door and lost the stone after he hesitated to attack Holland. Holland took the stone and made Kell bleed. And when I said bleed, I didn’t mean he wounded Kell, I meant he made Kell’s blood seeped out from his body. We also found an interesting fact about Holland on what actually bind him to the Danes. Kell, weakened from blood loss, begged Holland to not do it – whatever bad things he planned to do – but he surely wouldn’t survive if Lila hadn’t come back.
Yes, Lila (apparently burdened by the fact that Kell came back for her) hit Holland in the head to save the gentleman in distress. That’s what you get for hurting Lila Bard. A head for an arm. You go girl! She half dragged Kell back to the Stone’s Throw and with Barron’s help removed his blood-soaked clothes and put him on her bed. Great, Kell. That’s the second time you managed to get onto her bed unconcious. Let’s not pass out on the third time you meet her, okay?
Long story. Heavy body.
When Lila came back to save the day and got her revenge.
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