Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices)

Book 2 of 2 in the The Dark Artifices Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 6n/a5.5216642
Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

The streets of Los Angeles are dangerous—even for Shadowhunters as skilled as Emma Carstairs and her battle partner, Julian Blackthorn. Emma and Julian have slain hundreds of demons together, but their personal battles—and desperate attraction to each other—threaten their longstanding friendship, as does the presence of Julian’s older brother, Mark. Mark was kidnapped by the faeries’ brutal and bloodthirsty Wild Hunt five years ago. He defied the fey to remain with his family, but the faeries do not relinquish a captive easily.

With a new enemy on the horizon and a new mystery to solve, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published on April 11, 2017 by Margaret Mcelderry
ISBN-10: 1442468408
ISBN-13: 9781442468405
4 Book Reviews
  • aly_spoon675
    aly_spoon675almost 2 years55 stars
    Cassandra Clare does it again with the sequel to Lady Midnight, once again, it kept with the pattern of breaking my heart after reading it. This time around, both Julian and Emma are trying to keep their secret a secret as they deal with new government which threatens not only them but their family. On top of all this they are on a rescue mission in faerie, the worst place for a Shadowhunter to be. Emerge yourself in the Shadowhunter universe as you’re glued to each page with suspense! Recommended for pre-teens and teens, I promise you this book will leave you amazed!!!
    • ziealmost 4 years
      There is a certain allure to the Shadowhunter world, and I can say that anyone who has read Lord of Shadows has found it. It is a work of urban fantasy, romance, mystery and a battle of the most interesting races that I’ve heard of. Everything in The Shadowhunter Chronicles is crafted with such care; each character having the flaws, drive and hangups that make them human. They are all just that—humans in a world that might not be ready for change. These books (of the Shadowhunter Chronicles) are so full of wonder, and they offhandedly remind the reader of the hard truths that exist in any world—real or fictional. There is so much to say about Lord of Shadows. This book brings about a sinister air of what is to come: it does not bring peace to the audience that follows its series, but there are moments of that same peace amidst the madness. There is no words in any language that can convey my anguish and tears as I neared the final pages. To have to put a book like this down! I would never consider it! The journey that this book took me on warrants an entire manuscript of raw emotion. I could never dream that words printed on paper could make me feel so many things—that people and a story created in someone’s mind could influence my way of thinking.
      • cassandra_fan
        cassandra_fanabout 5 years
        wow - what should I say about this book ? Well , it is very action packed with all sorts of story types like fantasy , war , history and romance and even humor . This book may be my favourite ever and I deeply recommend it !
        • Cassandra_Fanabout 5 years
          This book is amazing and is beautifully written and is deffinately one of my favourite books ! It has humor in it , war , romance and at one point made me cry ! If you said that I had to say 100 lovely things about this book , I could easily come up with more ! I definitely recommend it x