A #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller
Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the bestselling sequel to Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.
Emma Carstairs has just learned that the love she shares with her warrior partner and parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorn family is threatened by enemies on all sides?
Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn embark on a journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted.
As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky new scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In the second installment of YA cult hero Cassandra Clare’s gripping fantasy series The Dark Artifices, Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs has avenged her parents’ deaths but is left unsatisfied by the fulfillment of her quest. When alarming news arrives from the land under the hill, Emma and the Blackthorns (including Mark, recently freed from faerie clutches) venture to that realm. Clare’s mastery over her expansive universe is intoxicating—this gothic take on present-day Los Angeles shimmers with otherworldly energy. True to form, Lord of Shadows deftly balances existential tension with relatable romantic friction.
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This book is amazing from its happy laughs to its desperate sobs. The writing really touches your heart in so many ways and I really recommend reading it.
Could’ve been better!
I totally love CC’s shadow hunter stories, but I felt that this book was just so, how do I say it, blah! At times I felt like the main character’s infatuation with each other was emphasized too much. It made it seem like lust rather than love. It was very hard to keep interest.. This series is falling short from how well she can write and that’s saying a lot because I loved her last shadow hunter series! I’m starting to think twice about even starting the 3rd book..
It was a very good book, but there was a sort of slow chunk in the middle that took me a while to get through.