A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel - Part 13: "The Waiting King" Summary & Analysis

V. E. Schwab
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Summary

Athos Dane is sitting in his throne room looking at his half of the black stone, which is projecting an image of Kell and Lila's approach. He plans to kill Kell. Astrid Dane is on her throne beside him, immobile, as her consciousness is still in Red London.

In Chapter 2, Kell approaches the front of the castle while Lila goes around back. He places Holland's body on a bench. Athos appears and uses the black stone to bind Kell with chains. Meanwhile, Lila creeps into the throne room and finds the boy that Athos was whipping in Part 4 guarding Astrid. He begs her to kill him, and she does.

In Chapter 3, having backed Kell into the outer courtyard, Athos summons a huge ethereal snake, but it turns on its maker and snaps his neck. Kell stabs the snake with the magic-dispelling...

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