Lord of Shadows

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Simon and Schuster, May 23, 2017 - Young Adult Fiction - 720 pages
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.
 

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User Review  - SimplyKelina - LibraryThing

I was a huge fan of the previous series and even Lady Midnight. I am not sure what happened with Lord of Shadows, but I just could not get into the story. I never take several weeks to read a book ... Read full review

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now I understand why everyone else who has read this is sitting in the corner crying. just gonna pretend that ending never happened. crazytimes at the London Institute - anyone who loves The Infernal ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
5
Section 4
23
Section 5
42
Section 6
66
Section 7
83
Section 8
96
Section 18
317
Section 19
335
Section 20
359
Section 21
392
Section 22
422
Section 23
448
Section 24
480
Section 25
504

Section 9
121
Section 10
143
Section 11
169
Section 12
195
Section 13
217
Section 14
231
Section 15
253
Section 16
271
Section 17
297
Section 26
524
Section 27
550
Section 28
583
Section 29
608
Section 30
631
Section 31
655
Section 32
701
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Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Red Scrolls of Magic, as well as the internationally bestselling Dark Artifices trilogy, Mortal Instruments series, and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson; Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman; and Ghosts of the Shadow Market with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, and Robin Wasserman. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and made into a feature film and a TV show. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

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