I loved being swept away by the images of nineteenth century London fantastically transmogrified into backdrops for chivalric young shadow hunters. There is beauty in combing the nostalgia of the age of Victoria with the good vs. evil of angels waring against devils. History and fantasy intertwined; I am simply captivated and will continue to read the series. I hope the author continues in this time period.
great book! I had put off reading it because I wasn't sure if or how it would compare to the mortal instruments books. I'm sad I waited this long. .. can't wait to jump into the next one!
This was a very different take on a dark fairytale with some prominent characters from the old Penny Dreadfuls. I like the twists and turns this story takes. It was a fun listen.
I actually listened to it twice b/c I kept day dreaming while listening. But would I listen to it twice b/c it was just that good?? Nope.
Good ending. Better than beginning. Took forever to get to the real action. Contemplated getting the 2nd book. Not sure if I will.
I didn't really have a favorite.
I very much enjoyed this trilogy. In fact, I wish the author had not ended the trilogy, but had gone on to tell more stories about the Nephilim. I think there was at least one more story there. If you like stories about shape changers, demon hunters, vampires, werewolves, etc., you will enjoy this trilogy, set in Old England. The characters are well developed. The way I judge a series is this: if I think about it when I am not reading it, and wonder what the characters are going to do next, and review the battle they were just in with my mind, I know it is a good series. This one had me doing that.
Mystery and Fantasy Lover
The story is every bit as good as City of Bones! The characters are intriguing. Pronunciation is occasionally a disruption.
SEVERELY DYSLEXIC. When I was young my mom would read to me of a world that was just out of my reach. thank you Mom, the Authors and Audible
if I see TEEN in the reviews, it would help me to move along. I do believe that the teen group would love these books.... not so much 30 something.
Enjoyable story with fun twists and turns. Imaginative plot and characters. Left me wanting to know more about each character.
I absolutely loved this book, so of course I got the Audio book. Over all it's a good performance, the only complaint I have is that for some explainable reason the narrator decided to give Gabriel Lightwood an Elmer Fudd accent. It in no way belongs in this kind of story. Other than that she did a fairly good job with the characters.
The story of a young girl in the 1700s traveling to England after the death of her Aunt. She finds herself in a world she only thought existed in the stories. Meeting warlocks, vampires, werewolves, Shadowhunters, and worse of all evil mundanes. It's a great story.