Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows

Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

Title:Lord of Shadows
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    Lord of Shadows Reviews

  • Emma Giordano

    I said it before and I will say it again, The Dark Artifices is Cassandra Clare's most sophisticated work yet.(Heads up: my Goodreads review is spoiler free but hopefully later this week I'll be pos...

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    I can't remember the last time a book made my heart feel this empty and this full at the same time. Man, what a magnificent installment. The story here is so epic and sprawling, and the way it's told-...

  • Andrea

    Don't talk to me for like a week. In other news, I broke my promise again of not reading the book the day it comes out and in one sitting.------------------Why I always do this to myself?I always read...

  • Zo

    Unfortunately, this wasn't as good as the first time I read it - probably because I already knew the ending. It was still an enjoyable read overall, but I was bored at times.Original 5-Star ReviewExcu...

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  • ?    jamieson   ?

    REREAD QUICK NOTES➙ I would definitely die for Emma. A queen. We stan. ➙ I still adore Julian with all my heart but he scares me EVEN MORE➙ Ty's letter makes me CRY jhgkjdfhkjfgkdfjghdfk➙ "my ...

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

    My reaction after finishing Lady Midnight My reaction after finishing Lord of ShadowsI've had it with love triangles! I'm usually up for them as long as my ship prevails in the end ;) but man did Cass...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    These books seriously just keep getting better and better. The writing has improved SO much and the characters here are my absolute favorites. And... I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I actually l...

  • Katerina

    “Break my heart. Break it in pieces. I give you permission.” I don't recall giving my permission though. I don't recall allowing Cassandra Clare to wreck havoc on my soul and stomp on its piece...

  • C.G. Drews

    Read 2 | January 2019hi I am practically deceased and this is a ghost of a fury screaming from the grave for absolutely ever. omgggg this book. omg. I'm wildly and intoxicatingly fond of this series (...