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Publisher Description

Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the second book in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Love and power are the deadliest temptations… Haunted by her past, Clary is dragged deeper into New York City's terrifying underworld of demons and Shadowhunters – but can she control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers? Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Shadowhunter’s Codex.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
5 July
Walker Books
Walker Books Limited

Customer Reviews

Reiley B ,

City Of Ash: The Mortal Instruments.

I absolutely loved this book! Absolutely! 10 out of 10! Valentine is such a mixed up character, and Jace is as self-centred as usual, and Magnus is such a cool character. I think this book was better than the prequel!
Reiley, (aged 13)

Jacqueline Humphrey ,


Love this series, 5 stars.

2013shardy ,

A wonderful escape from reality!!!!!!

I'm not a typical Cassandra Claire groupie, I'm a 52 year old happily married woman with secondary breast cancer. I discovered this series around 2 years ago by chance when I was going through a difficult phase of my treatment. I've always been an avid reader however, after reading reams of cancer related information I just couldn't find the motivation to read for pleasure for quite some time. Until... my beautiful husband bought me a mini iPad to play with to while away the time waiting for appointments or just sitting at home.
I then happened along the iBooks feature and decided it was time to read something I could lose myself in. I read the first series and was so sad to get to the last book that I then read the Clockwork series and so on and was thrilled when I discovered Cassandra's new short series The Dark Artifices which was so enjoyable I decided to re-read the Mortal Instruments. Cassandra Claire's ability to transport her readers to a different world filled with complex believable characters has reignited my passion for reading and given me a place to retreat to when everything else around me is all so real and at times a little frightening. So, thank you for your gift of words that I can escape into anytime of the day or night wherever I may be. Your books are a godsend, pretty appropriate really given the storylines :)

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