VIDEOFrom internationally bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand new Shadowhunters trilogy. Evil is hiding in plain sight and the only thing more dangerous than fighting demons is falling in love.
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 Edwardian 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 an dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers – and force a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero. ISBN: 9781406390766 Publication Date: 03 / 03 / 2020 Untitled Another absolute freaking masterpiece from Cassandra Clare. I was so hyped for this book because we got to go back to the era of Will and Tessa Herondale but I was afraid that I was going to be let down.
HAVE NO FEAR!!
I am convinced this book can be read as a ‘First Cassandra Clare book I’ve read’ simply because all of the first books in her series’ (except maybe Lady Midnight) can be read as the first story and then the rest are just catching up on the little hint and clues that this wonderful author lays out for us. I CANNOT wait for the next time I can read about these characters because we have such a wide range and perspectives just in this first book that I’m intrigued and left needing (not simply wanting) more!
If you want an incredibly diverse and complex character set, set in a historical fantasy fiction genre, look no further compadres! - Hannah (QBD) Christine, 15/03/2020