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Lady Midnight

Book 1, The Dark Artifices

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Description

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian's brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series.

From Publishers Weekly

15 February 2016 – Clare returns to her Shadowhunters world with this enjoyable if drawn-out tale. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, it centers on Emma Carstairs, a Shadowhunter adopted by members of the Blackthorn family who, like her, were orphaned in the Dark War five years earlier. Emma has become parabatai or sworn companion to Julian, the oldest Blackthorn boy living at the local Institute, where Shadowhunters live and train. When humans and faeries start turning up dead, covered in mysterious runes like those found on the bodies of Emma's parents, she and Julian investigate, accompanied by Julian's disoriented older brother Mark, recently returned after having been stolen by the faeries years before. Having been gradually revealed in nine previous novels, the Shadowhunter universe is complex, jargon-rich, and a bit unwieldy, but Clare's well-developed protagonists (each a fragile combination of heroic warrior and teenage neurotic), pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage. This first volume in the Dark Artifices trilogy should easily please Clare's existing fans, but newcomers will want to begin with the Mortal Instruments. Ages 14–up.

Customer Reviews

Best so far

This has to be the best book in the shadow hunter world yet. It has a greater complexity and feel than the past series', and explores the uniqueness of individuals and mental illness within their world.
Also with a murder mystery feel, it is much more than a simple love story.

Lady Midnight

Love it

I am in love

This is amazing book. Obivously not as amazingly amazing as The Infernal Devices series but still with perfect romance, humor and suspense. Read this bookand all the other books Cassandra Clare has wrote, you wont regret it. These are my most favourite books ever in the whole history of books, and that is saying a lot because I am an utter book worm. Oh, and beautiful covers too,to who ever did those. SO PLEASE IF YOU ARE READING THIS BUY IT!

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Lady Midnight
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  • $19.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: 08 March 2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 688 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Dark Artifices
  • Requirements: This book was designed for an iOS device and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later.

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