Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. Their society now teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find there is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of the Shadowhunters before a deadly curse destroys them and everyone they love.
Emma and Julian definitely my favorite characters in the series
One of the best in the series
I loved the world of faerie opened in this volume. But it was love in many forms that shone throughout and moved me most.
So, I think my favorite part of this book is the way CC resolved all the other minor plot points and tied of the minor characters. As for Emma and Julian, I had wondered how they were going to end up together, it’s just the way it happened didn’t feel... right. But I liked how they ended it. Some things to noted:
1: Clary and Jace are getting married
2: Kieran, Mark, and Cristina are a threesome. Which is super weird.
3: Ash has some good in him, he’s just under the influence of Bad Jace
4: Ash is fascinated by the picture of Dru he finds. I wonder if that will come into play later.
5: Bad Jace is at large, and he wants Clary. #whatelseisnewwithTMI?
6: Ty and Kit are in love, and aren’t doing anything about it
7: Ty and Livvy are tied to each other. Is this good or bad? We might never know.
8: CC will most likely write another series involving the cliffhanger at the end of QAD(this book) after she finishes the lost hours.
9: I think that Tessa and Jem’s kid will be really special
10: the next present time book will not come out for a while because CC’s still writing the last hours
Anyway, that’s all.
Ave atque vale