Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Authors: V. E. Schwab Category:#supplementals Number of Highlights: 20 Date: 2022-07-17 Last Highlighted: **


Rhy laughed silently. “I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.” “I apologize for shooting you in the leg,” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.”

Why do you want to die? I don’t, she’d say. I just want to live.

Battles may be fought from the outside in, but wars are won from the inside out.”


“Purity without balance is its own corruption.

“The bodies in my floor all trusted someone. Now I walk on them to tea.”

Priste ir Essen. Essen ir Priste. “Power in Balance. Balance in Power.”

But the thing about magic,” added Kell, “is that it preys on the strong-minded and the weak-willed, and one of the worlds couldn’t stop itself. The people fed on the magic and the magic fed on them until it ate their bodies and their minds and then their souls.”

Despite the city’s soot and dirt, its clutter and its poor, it had something Red London lacked: a resistance to change. An appreciation for the enduring, and the effort it took to make something so.

“I’m not going to die,” she said. “Not till I’ve seen it.” “Seen what?” Her smile widened. “Everything.”

“What are you?” he asked, amazed. Lila only shrugged. “Stubborn.”