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A Radical Act of Free Magic : The Shadow Histories, Book Two, Paperback / softback Book

A Radical Act of Free Magic : The Shadow Histories, Book Two Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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 TruthsThe Shadow HistoriesA Declaration of the Rights of MagiciansA Radical Act of Free MagicFor more from H.

G. Parry, check out The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.


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