When the Silent Brothers are murdered and the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Sword of Souls, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor is dispatched from Idris to investigate. She clearly harbors a personal grudge against Jace, and she drives a wedge between him and his adoptive family. When Clary's romance with her best friend, Simon, starts to heat up, Jace feels abandoned. But has he, as the Inquisitor accuses, joined up with his father?
Then Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments his own forever. Jace knows he needs to save Simon's life, for Clary's sake. But what if he's too late? What if Valentine has already made the Mortal Instruments his own?
©2008 Cassandra Claire, LLC; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Really just a beginner, interested in sci-fi, general fiction such as YA, monarchical history, and bios.
I read this book out of context from the rest of the series. The story itself isn't as captivating as I had hoped, so by itself it wasn't that great, but maybe would be better having read on from the first book.
The story itself is well written
I don't like that every book has a different narrator. The voices aren't consistent
This was a reread for me. Enjoyed the narrator except for a few of her voices, her Magnus voice in particular was a struggle. Overall, a good audiobook for being stuck in traffic.
It was narrated by a much, much better reader
The first book was set up. It was able to draw on what you already know and advance the story.
She was just, in general, amazing.
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After listening to City of Bones I was excited to get started on City of Ashes. However, I was disappointed that a different narrator was used. I'm still new to the Audio book format but have fallen in love with it. Not only does it allow me to "read" books while spending more time than I would like in my car commuting, most of the narrators I've heard bring an element to the table I would never have experienced reading on my own. Sadly, I didn't feel this was about this particular narrator. This is the 15th book I've listened to and by far the poorest narration. Magnus sounds like Blanch Deveroux from the Golden Girls, Jace sounds like Beavis from Beavis and Butthead and most of the female characters sound the same. I see the same narrator is used for the next installment so I may have to read that one for myself.
I did enjoy the story and while some things are a bit predictable, there were many moments that had me wide mouthed with shock. Looking forward to seeing how the story continues to unwind.
it is fast. moving story you just don't want to put down.
great story. with strong characters.
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