The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally best-selling 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.
©2016 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
"Clare's well-developed protagonists...pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage." (Publishers Weekly)
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Loved the story line. As good as the first story of Immortal Instruments. Did not stop listening until I finished it all.
"i just cant get into it with the narrator"
really struggling to get even half way, not the story more the narrator. just does not work for me doesn't feel like she fits the story
"great spin of. loved this book as much with better narrated"
If you loved shadow hunters then you will love this spin off with a few cameo appearances of a few from the first set of books (even though I was confused with Max being seen though the portal) the audio read by Morena Baccarin was way better then the mixed up bunch that read immortal instrument series.hope they keep the same one as she was good.
"What a book!!!"
I have liked all of cassandraclares book and i still do there is nothing i dont like about this book.
I recomend this book to every one and the disabillity world citizens.
I chose this rateing because every step of the story opens up a new fasanation and the way the story links in to the other seasons is amazying.
"Cassandra Clare NEVER fails to disappoint."
that is all there is to say.
another gripping story in the shadow hunter realm.
"An everyday tale of shadow folk"
I have enjoyed the other books in this series but this one is lacking a plot. If you listened to this one first it would put you off the others.
There really is no excitement.
No but would be cautious.
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"More Cookson than Pratchett'"
Plot lacks depth and definition. Characters unbelievable. Modern day bodice tearing. Struggled to finish. Borecd
"very good can't"
can't wait for the next one to be on here. I enjoyed it a lot
"Good follow up"
I liked it! I thought when reading the mortal instruments we would be getting to know Emma a bit more!
"Not as good as the previous series"
Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series were both excellent. I didn't find this first installment of The Dark Artifices nearly as captivating. I don't really like Emma as a character and I didn't find any of the others engaging enough to compensate for that loss. Plus, the plot was too predictable for me. It is still worth listening to, but I doubt I would have continued with the series if I didn't have Clare's other works to build up my faith that the story will get better.
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