The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
Do not read this review if you haven't read the previous book!!!
Now the Clave doesn't know they are bound, since Clary and her friends haven't told them. They are hoping they can get to Jace before they do and save him. Which isn't as easy as one might think. Nobody is able to locate them, even Magnus can't track him. So Clary contacts the Queen of the Seelie Court to help her out. That is just asking for trouble. Still Clary goes after Jace and Sebastian, hoping she can stop them from whatever evil plan they have going on or at least get to warn the others of what they have planned.
Meanwhile back home, the band of merry men and women, are trying to find a way to split Jace from Sebastian. These people really like to put themselves in dangerous situations. Only one little problem, it seems there is earthly weapon or device, that can do what they want.
In between that, there is plenty of personal drama for everyone. Alec is still hellbent on finding a way to be with Magnus forever, one way or another. Things between Simon and Isabelle are finally looking up, but then Simon's hold on having a normal life seems to be really slipping away this time.
There was again a lot more action, while still keeping a grip on the personal drama without it being too heavy. It is amazing to see how far these people are willing to go to save the ones they love. They are really being pushed in that department. Very well written and plenty of plot development to kind of see where this is going and to still keep us guessing. Another war is coming and it will be worse than ever before.
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Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.