Queen of Air and Darkness
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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
This felt more like a remake to City of Heavenly Fire in my opinion, however it finally opens the big “What if” questions towards The Mortal Instruments series. But I will tell you that this finale is one hell of a tear jerker. It answered every questions that have been harboring my mind and raised the stakes that I thought I would never climb over. Cassandra Clare has yet again blossomed my heart towards her world of Shadowhunters. I’m sad this is probably the last of what I’ll read of Emma, Julian, and the rest of the Blackthorn families and all of their friends and allies, but I know Cassandra is going to write more books, so this might not be the end, possibly a soft “See you soon!”
The ending..... what a great twist!
Finished the day after it came out great book, can’t wait for more!
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- Level: Grades 9 and Above
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Dec 04, 2018
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 912 Pages
- Language: English