A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel Symbols & Objects

V. E. Schwab
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Kell's Coat

Kell's coat symbolizes his character's ever-shifting identity as he moves through the different Londons. The coat has a different appearance each time it is folded, with a seemingly infinite number of variations. When he is in Grey London, Kell wears a plain black coat, as he is visiting in the capacity of a messenger and does not wish to draw attention to himself in the land without magic. When he returns to Red London, he switches to a red coat to reflect his status as royalty in his homeland.

Kell's Knife

Kell's knife symbolizes his past and all he does not know about it. It is a silver knife with the initials "K.L." on the handle, which is how Kell acquired his name (56). Kell has no memory of his life before coming to the palace at age five and does not know who his...

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