Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices Book 2) by Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadow is book two in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices series. This series is still based in the world of the Mortal Instruments, but follows the events in that series. It also focuses in on a different family of Shadowhunters, The Blackthorns and Emma Carstairs at the Los Angeles Institute.
Cassandra Clare can just kill me now. I can’t get enough of the shadowhunter world she has created. And no matter how many books she publishes in this world, I’m sure I will eat up every last one of them. She finds a unique set of character’s journeys to voice through each series that she writes, while interweaving characters that have become fan favorites. In the Lord of Shadows she does it again. This series has focused in on the parabati relationship between Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs. While strong characters together, they each have an incredible story to tell individually.
In this second book in the series, we find Emma & Julian not only in a fight to stay together, but protect themselves from a curse that could destroy them, but also in the middle of a battle between the Faerie courts. The stakes are high as the tensions in the downworld rise, thoughtfully exploring the politics of extremists in the downworld.
A heartbreaking installment in Cassandra Clare’s latest series. You will laugh, cry, and knot up into a big ball of tension waiting to see what happens next.