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A Radical Act of Free Magic

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780356514727

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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.

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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
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)
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
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