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A Radical Act of Free Magic

#2 Shadow Histories

H. G. Parry

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Orion
27 July 2021
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.
By:   H. G. Parry
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9780356514710
ISBN 10:   0356514714
Series:   Shadow Histories
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   27 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

H. G. Parry lives in a book-infested flat in Wellington, New Zealand, which she shares with her sister and two overactive rabbits. She holds a PhD in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington, and teaches English, film and media studies.

Reviews for A Radical Act of Free Magic (#2 Shadow Histories)

A beautiful tapestry of words, a combination of carefully observed and researched history and a well-thought-out and fascinating system of magic. An absolute delight to read -- Genevieve Cogman on A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAGICIANS 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


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