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Publisher's Summary

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare's Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters' demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear - before it's too late.

©2017 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Fantastic book, if only one thing could change

Fantastic story, the only thing that would have made it better & flow from book one to book two, is if the narrator had stayed the same.

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Great next instalment

Would you consider the audio edition of Lord of Shadows to be better than the print version?

Yes - I have both editions and enjoyed the audio far more because of the amazing narration by James Marsters

What did you like best about this story?

That it continued the mortal instruments world with another shadow hunter family

What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

His ability to give a voice to each character and take on many accents was utterly engaging. He is a fantastic actor and I truly hope that he gets to narrate the next instalments and many more.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, a character discovering the the part desperation played in his relationship - it was such an enlightening part showcasing the complexities of some relationships

Any additional comments?

This is a good addition and expansion for the shadow hunter world progressing on from the Mortal Instruments which I loved, but not as much as The Infernal Devices which is my favourite Cassandra Clare series. If you are new to the shadow hunter world start at the Infernal Devices, if you have read them and the Mortal Instruments, read on and enjoy.

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  • Hannah
  • Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 08-09-17

Holy hell - litterally

After being wowed over and over by the immortal instruments and the infurno devices, how is it possible to reach even further? Through Cassandra Claire's brilliance, she has managed to not only pull off 3 amazing series but strategically bring this world to it's knees using all storielines as her guide to keep them all conected. The amazing thing about all books, is they never feel rushed as if the writer is in a hurry to get to the end. She lets her characters development into themselves creating remarkable and beautiful characters you come to love or hate. . Lord of shadows is no exception and once again am still in awe and can't wait for what Cassandra has in store for the shadow hunters next given this shocking ending in preperation for the next.. Just when you think, there may be respite, a happy ending, she catches you off guard which is part of what a truly talented author can do. If you're into a quick and catchy book, this is not for yu but if you have the patience to let this world in, you will not be disappointed. As for what's coming...I'm not even gonna try guess but know it will be yet another masterpiece.

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  • Claire
  • 06-14-17

Much better

OMG sooo much better. James Master's performance of this was far better than Morena Baccarin's Lady Midnight. Made the ok writing far more enjoyable.

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  • Purple Snowdrop
  • 05-30-17

Well, what an ending!

Enjoyed the book for the most part.
There was the odd bits that were hard to follow as it jumped about a bit.

Still can't wait for the next one, to see what happens to everyone else

But not overly impressed with the narrator. no one seemed to have their own voice, which made it difficult to keep up with who was who at times.

I do wish a good narrator could be used for the whole series of books.

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  • e.battershill
  • 06-14-17

brilliant

I loved every second from beginning to end can't wait for the next book to be finished.

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  • Arami Heartilly
  • 07-05-18

So close... but yet so far.

Read my 4-star review of Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2396477814

James Marsters was brilliant. His performance made this an enjoyable listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-18

amazing <br />

good book all the way through can't wait for the next one at the end of the year

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  • Abbie Alex Stobbart
  • 04-28-18

Spectacular

What made the experience of listening to Lord of Shadows the most enjoyable?

Great story line, possibly better than TMI series. The narration is better than on the other books

Who was your favorite character and why?

Julian, captured the character very well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - 24 hour book and I got through it in 2 days, could not stop listening.

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  • Suzette
  • 04-16-18

Amazing!

James Marsters is fantastic. I couldnt stop listening. I cant wait for the next instalment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-18

Just awesome

amazing book. kind of dragged first few chapters then got amazing. ending just wow wow

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-29-18

excellent sequel

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was very disappointed to start with, that the narrator was different to the first book, but he soon had me so entertained that I forgot to be disappointed.

Any additional comments?

I prefer to hear the same narrator for each book in a series but the narrators chosen for this one have both been excellent. It does take a while to get into hearing a different voice though, especially when I had enjoyed the first narrator so much. That said James Marsters is a great narrator and I would certainly read another book narrated by him

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  • callum
  • 01-16-18

i loved every second of this book!

very emotional especially at the end! all best laid plans come apart. wasn't predictably and like how the story is evolving.

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  • IMEE B
  • 09-29-17

****Heart Breaking****

I have always loved Cassandra Clare and appreciated the fact that she doesn't gloss over her books, the way she tell her stories are naked and Raw and emotional. She delved into the human psyches and emotions, her books are not all sugary sweet and HEA ending, it is why i loved her style so much, she doesn't hold any punches instead sucker punch in the gut and changes you from the inside out.

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  • Alieshia
  • 07-02-17

Amazing

There is no words for how good this book is. I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Debbie
  • 10-11-18

Leaves you wanting more

Loved this series, lots of twists and turns to keep you in your toes. Wish the next book was out already.

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  • Debs Langman
  • 02-07-18

Loved it!!

Fantastic book absolutely love Cassandra Clare..i would highly recommend this book to everyone.. simply awesome

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  • JaniceO
  • 01-28-18

Young teen

A new range of young teen & pre teen characters characters an interesting story bogged down in the never ending cycle of young Love. Only finished it because I love James Marsters reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-28-17

Heart racing with every chapter

an unexpected ending but was easy to get lost in the story.
I’ve loved the shadow hunter world since I picked up the first book and i was afraid this series would be too similar to mortal instruments. I was wrong.
James was amazing to listen to and really helped bring the characters to life.

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  • Jennifer R Kenny
  • 10-08-17

Just everything I never thought it could be

I have been making my way through the shadow hunter books on audible for a while now so I am very invested in the world. But this book surpassed my expectations. I don't want to give spoilers but wow. Where do we go from here?

And James as a narrator is brilliant. He gave so much to this reading I am going to go rewatch Buffy episodes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-17

Great

I loved it. It made me laugh and cry. Can't wait for the next book as I hope it all turns out even with the loss of a great character.

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  • Tabitha
  • 07-23-17

Need more stars

I've read all the Shadowhunter books and do love them but haven't always been hapoy with tbe writing or narration. But Cassandra Clare has got really skilled over the years and this book and Lady Midnight have really impressed me. And James Marsters could read the phone book and make it sound like a timeless classic. Which made this perfection. I give it all the stars in the sky.

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  • Marguerite
  • 07-20-17

Great voice

The voice acting was consistent and to nice listen to. These stories are easy to follow, allowing me to do other things at the same time.