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From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel.
Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.
But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first installment in a new trilogy from beloved fantasy writer Cassandra Clare takes place in her Shadowhunters universe—and it’s enthralling. It’s been years since demons have plagued the human world, but that peace has come to a frightening end in London at the dawn of the 20th century. Chain of Gold introduces us to a lovable crew of young Shadowhunters as they fight two simultaneous battles—one against a flood of demon attacks, the other against a surge of more familiar foes like unrequited love and societal expectations. While Clare’s exciting adventure stands solidly on its own two feet, fans of the earlier Shadowhunters books will recognize the winning cast as the children of the characters from the Infernal Devices series—which means we get to see several fan favorites as parents. You may also recognize narrator Finty Williams—the actress daughter of none other than Dame Judi Dench—whose posh English accent suits Edwardian London to a tee. Both comfortingly familiar and excitingly new, Chain of Gold is a perfect fantasy escape.
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