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Lady Midnight is populated with pretty much every kind of mythological and supernatural being you could wish for (witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries to name a few), but none more intriguing than the Nephilim Shadowhunters, part-angel, part-human beings who adorn themselves with protective runes. Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter and, as such, she’s bound to her parabatai platonic soul mate Julian for life. Emma is also set on avenging her parents’ death. Then, when bodies bearing the same marks as those on her parents’ are found in her home city of Los Angeles, Emma’s search for their murderer leads her down all kinds of treacherously demonic paths.
Clare has a real talent for creating richly-realised fantasy worlds and plummeting her gutsy, larger-than-life protagonists into seriously high-stakes situations. This is a hugely entertaining and expansive start to her new series, with more glamour that you can shake a stele stick at, and more than enough intrigue to keep forum threads spinning furiously as fans await book two.
You might also like this fabulous Mortal Instruments Colouring Book filled with gorgeous original black-and-white drawings by Cassandra Jean, illustrator of The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.
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The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel. It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions...Making things even more complicated, Julian's brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series.
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In my opinion, it was one of the greatest things I have ever read and would 105% read it again or five times more. Full review
Lady Midnight is a thrilling and enjoyable book, it is exceptional and lives up to the original Mortal Instruments series. There's everything in this book and I enjoyed it tremendously. Full review
Praise for the Mortal Instruments series:
Fans of... Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this series Publishers Weekly
The perfect young adult novel. The tale of a shadowy underworld of elegant half-angel demons hunters in New York is thrilling. It's romantic. The pages fly by. The characters leap off the page and into your heart. I aspire to write like this. And I want to fight like a Shadow Hunter -- CJ Daugherty The Big Issue
Mesmerising, lyrical tale of bright and dark sides of love and desire -- Fiona Noble Bookseller Children's Guide
A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into [...] We haven't read such a brilliant mixture of razor-sharp wit and humour and spine tingling fear but above all a terrific page-turning read that will have you saying just one more page, then one more chapter and suddenly you've finished it. Love Reading 4 Kids
The book was easy to get into and thrilling the whole time. First News
Publication date: 23/02/2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||23rd February 2017|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight, as well as the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, as well as The Shadowhunter’s Codex, which she cowrote with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, a feature film, and a TV ...More About Cassandra Clare