It’s that time again… A new Cassandra Clare book came out just a few weeks ago and of course it was on the top of my most anticipated list! Lord of Shadows did not disappoint! I have a ton of sticky notes stuck in my copy and some extra notes from after I finished. SO many questions, and such a long time to wait for the final book! Now comes the fun task of deciphering my notes and seeing if anything makes sense at all…
P.S. This post should be called “Katie writes a book about a book!” It’s almost 3000 words long… That’s like longer than most of the papers I’ve written in college.
Synopsis from Goodreads
Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?
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.
My rating: 5 stars (duh)
If you haven’t read Lord of Shadows yet, you need to. Trust me, it’s great. But also don’t read any further on this post because there will be all kinds of spoilers from here on out! Continue reading “Thoughts and Theories on Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare!”