"Epic fantasy packed with passion and paranormal intrigue "
There are dark dangers and dilemmas aplenty in this glamorous, gripping sequel to Lady Midnight, second in The Dark Artifices trilogy.
Part-angel, part-human Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs may have accomplished her mission to avenge her parents’ death, but a new dark shadow now looms over her Los Angeles hometown. As a Shadowhunter, she’s bound to her parabatai soulmate, Julian Blackthorn. They must fight together, even die together, but to fall in love – as they do – could prove fatal. Yet Emma cannot flee Julian to escape this conflict. They need each other, they need the Black Volume of the Dead, and only a Blackthorn can find it. With the eponymous Lord of Shadows set on annihilating those with Blackthorn blood, the stakes could not be higher as Emma and co. voyage into the Courts of Faerie to find the powerful spell book.
With her fiercely indomitable spirit and razor-sharp tongue, Emma is a brilliantly badass heroine, and the tangled dynamics of her relationships with her co-characters are intoxicatingly compelling. Simmering with tension, and heady with high-stakes action, sequels don’t come more satisfying than this.
I love, love, love this series. Each book is full of danger and adventure and I don't want to put them down.
This book carries on straight after Lady Midnight and is just as good. The Blackthorn family and Emma and Christina move from one adventure to another. This time away from their institute they are transported to England.
Being based in England was an absolute bonus for me and a highlight was that a shadow market is at Borough Market a place I visit loads and I love Cornwall too.
Lord of Shadows is so heart wrecking but yet has this sense of hope that overwhelms me. It is such a good book I would recommend it to everyone I know. I admire Cassandra Clare's ability to create characters so lovable. Someday I aspire to be like her.
Lord of Shadows is so heart wrecking but yet has this sense of hope it overwhelms me. After Emma finally gets her revenge she loses her purpose, her belonging. Your heart feels for her and when things don't look good for the Blackthorns, she's there. I would choose Emma as my favourite character because she's brave and trustworthy. I admire Cassandra Clare's ability to create characters so lovable.