Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare

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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 (The Dark Artifices, #2)
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ISBN : 1442468408
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 720 pages


Emma rated it ★★★★★

May 21, 2017

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 posting my spoiler-filled and probably way too long video review to my YouTube channel: youtube.com/...

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

May 22, 2017

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 the book the day they come out and in one sitting and I don't think about the consequences like...

Kat rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

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--especially the pacing, how the different story threads were woven together--it was just perfect....

Clau rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017


Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner rated it ★★★☆☆

May 26, 2017

My reaction after finishing Lady Midnight My reaction after finishing Lord of Shadows I've had it with love triangles! I'm usually up for them as long as my ship prevails in the end ;) but man did Cassie complicate things for every possible pairing in this book. Emma/Julian/Mark - I thought this t...

Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

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 liked Jace and Clary. But just like with Lady Midnight, I was more into the actual characters than...

✨ jamieson ✨ rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

yes, five months later my official review is here. Ive finished screaming. I'm ready to talk Continue on for 25% memes, 50% why I love this book, 25% more screaming (there may be mild spoilers untagged like new character names but everything major will be tagged) “Everyone is afraid of something....

Beatrice (beatriceinbookland) rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2017

"I thought you loved me. I don't know how I got that so wrong." - Julian @ Emma but also - Me @ Cassandra Clare after that ending WHY CASSANDRA WHYYYYYYY

Jiana rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2017

Someone :) just :) kill :) me :) and :) end :) my :) pain :) I can't deal with this hell I'm living in right now. Someone hold me. Then kill me. Please. SERIOUSLY CASSIE CLARE, SERIOUSLY? Stabbing me in the heart would've hurt less. How dare you. How. dare. you. I want to punch you. But you're also...

Katerina rated it ★★★★★

January 23, 2018

“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 pieces before scattering them to the wind. But she did it anyway. “A dark time is coming for Shadowhunte...

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