Daniel sharman did a fantastic job! He brought each character to life. I would listen to him again. I was nervous for this book because often times the conclusion to a trilogy can be disappointing but not this one. It was so well written. It was intense and lovely and full of every emotion. A wonderful conclusion to a great trilogy!!
Wow. I feel like my heart was just taken for an unimaginably trying ride. I was sobbing one minute, gasping in delight the next. Even though everything came full circle in the end, I'm still reeling from the emotional roller coaster. It's been some time since I've been so invested in the characters of a book, wanted so desperately to fix all the problems for them, or soothe their aching hearts. I was spellbound, and am grateful to Ms. Clare for gifting me with this beautiful tale.
I have loved Cassandra Clare since her HP days - I finally picked up her Shadowhunter series and the world she created is beyond measure. It is so rich and fascinating and she has done a great job surprising and creating. Her stories do leave something to be desired - I think she is still trying to find herself as a writer and the incredible world she created helps us overlook some of the flow and material.
As for this particular book - a fantastic ending to the prequels. Very full circle and satisfying. I have finished the whole series except for the novelettes - which I will be listening to next... And I love that these characters cross time lines and other books. It's just... So satisfying. I loved seeing Jace in Will. I loved knowing that Tessa is Jace's great great great grandmother or something. It's just... Cool. Can't wait for more of the sequels. I can see Clare riding this Shadowhunter world out for a looooong time.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
I am one of those rare people who disliked Will Herondale, I don't find him charming as the rest of the world does yet in this book I do understand why so many people are gushing about him .. this book was the most enjoyable and entertaining out of the three in the series .. the narration was very well done and my favourite character was Gideon Lightwood and Counsel Josiah Wayland .. the ending was satisfying to me ..
so glad that I finally read this series :D
Fantasy book review
I have always loved this series, in a way I couldn't love The Mortal Instruments. I think it is the writing of the main characters, which I prefer. This book was the perfect ending to such a great series, brings me to tears each time I read/listen.
I also adore the reader, he does the different voices so well, and is very captivating.
It was so well written drawing you in to a world of passion. I was so wrapped into the book that as time moved and characters...well my heart aches with the characters.
To say this book is beautiful isn't giving it nearly enough credit. It was epic.
I love this author's ability to write about loyalty. It is just something rarely written about with such intensity. There's a lot of books about people doing what they think is right or overcoming a moral dilemma, but books about loyalty are few and far between.
I also love the use of quotes from wonderful written works. They are each beautiful.
I think it was when Tessa hit Will over the head. I just didn't expect it from her. I knew she was a bit feisty and strong but it wasn't until I heard that part that I realized Tessa is the hero of her own story. Then Will's response - awesome.
"Love the way it should be"
It was difficult dealing with different narrators for every book. I personally think that the two who did the second book would have been fine to do all 3 books. If there was to be just one narrator - the woman who narrated the second book was best. They all had talent and they all let you into the story ....but she REALLY owned the characters.
I always felt that the story of Will and Tessa was rushed. As I listened to this book I felt a bit short changed. I never really felt that Jem and Tessa had that g