Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows

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...

Title:Lord of Shadows
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ISBN:1442468408
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:701 pages

Lord of Shadows Reviews

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Mar 17, 2012

    My reaction after finishing Lady Midnight

    My reaction after finishing Lord of Shadows

    I've had it with love triangles! I'm usually up for them as long as my ship prevails in the end ;) but man did Cassie complicate things for every possible pairing in this book.

    Emma/Julian/Mark - I thought this triangle wasn't so bad after I was done with Lady Midnight cause I knew Emma and Julian couldn't be romantically involved but Cassie effed things up with E&J always finding ways to hold each other and

    My reaction after finishing Lady Midnight

    My reaction after finishing Lord of Shadows

    I've had it with love triangles! I'm usually up for them as long as my ship prevails in the end ;) but man did Cassie complicate things for every possible pairing in this book.

    Emma/Julian/Mark - I thought this triangle wasn't so bad after I was done with Lady Midnight cause I knew Emma and Julian couldn't be romantically involved but Cassie effed things up with E&J always finding ways to hold each other and kiss. It was like saying you hate your ex and then getting back together the next day.

    Kieran/Mark/Christina/

    - this triangle was the weirdest of them all cause I had a feeling like they wouldn't mind a 3way (minus Diego who's cancelled)

    Livvy/Kit/Ty - erm... Is Cassie setting up Kit and Ty for a parabatai bond? Or are they going to date? I'm still not sure. I'm very much looking forward to witnessing the parabatai ceremony since I have no idea how that actually happens. Note: I've only read the first 4 TMI books, not the full series. I actually found out in LoS Clary and Simon are parabatai. Now I'm like 0_o

    TID>TMI

    Triangle drama overshadowed everything else and I ended up disappointed cause Clare went for cheap tricks and chaos. Tsk, tsk! And to think this book is over 700 pages long.

  • Andrea
    Apr 17, 2012

    Don't talk to me for like a week.

    In other news, I broke my promise

    of not reading the book the day it comes out and in one sitting.

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    Why I always do this to myself?

    I always read the book the day they come out and in one sitting and I don't think about the consequences like how I have to wait another whole f*cking year again.

    This book is going to make me suffer. I know it. Like Clockwork Prince.

    I think I better wait until the last book comes out to read the whole series com

    Don't talk to me for like a week.

    In other news, I broke my promise

    of not reading the book the day it comes out and in one sitting.

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    Why I always do this to myself?

    I always read the book the day they come out and in one sitting and I don't think about the consequences like how I have to wait another whole f*cking year again.

    This book is going to make me suffer. I know it. Like Clockwork Prince.

    I think I better wait until the last book comes out to read the whole series completely without suffering cliffhangers for a year again.

  • Clau R.
    Jun 12, 2017

    WHAT THE HELL. MY HEART. WHY CASSIE WHY.

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 05, 2016

    Review to come later today

    4.5* bumped to 5

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    IF I hadn't paid a

    for this book I would haul it at the fucking wall thats how enraged I am by the last page

    what

    the

    actual

    fuck

    anyway too many emotions to process right now. I AM NOT IN AN OBJECTIVE STATE OF MIND. I'm so fucking upset fjghfkdjghkjdhgkjhgkdjhgkjghkjghkjdhgkjgh FUCK ZARA DEARBORN CAN CHOKE

    im done :))) im so done :)))))))))

    Review to come later today

    4.5* bumped to 5

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    IF I hadn't paid a

    for this book I would haul it at the fucking wall thats how enraged I am by the last page

    what

    the

    actual

    fuck

    anyway too many emotions to process right now. I AM NOT IN AN OBJECTIVE STATE OF MIND. I'm so fucking upset fjghfkdjghkjdhgkjhgkdjhgkjghkjghkjdhgkjgh FUCK ZARA DEARBORN CAN CHOKE

    im done :))) im so done :)))))))))

    anyway :)) only 2 years :))) to go :)))))))

  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    Mar 15, 2016
  • Emma Giordano
    May 21, 2017

    I said it before and I will say it again,

    is Cassandra Clare's most sophisticated work yet.

    (Heads up: my Goodreads review is spoiler free but hopefully later this week I'll be posting my spoiler-filled and probably way too long video review to my YouTube channel:

    )

    is the sequel we've all been waiting for. It has the same amount of high-intensity, beautifully constructed, and deep, yet comedic content we love to see from

    I said it before and I will say it again,

    is Cassandra Clare's most sophisticated work yet.

    (Heads up: my Goodreads review is spoiler free but hopefully later this week I'll be posting my spoiler-filled and probably way too long video review to my YouTube channel:

    )

    is the sequel we've all been waiting for. It has the same amount of high-intensity, beautifully constructed, and deep, yet comedic content we love to see from

    .

    delves deeper into the Shadowhunter World than we've ever seen before. From the repercussions of the Cold Peace, the rising tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, to the nuclear bombs waiting to detonate between character relationships, everything about this series expands into a bigger and better tale than I could have anticipated. I had so many theories going into this book and while some were confirmed, some were *basically* correct, others were

    but the execution was much greater than anything I could have imagined. Anything I could have asked for was either delivered as I wanted, or something I didn't even

    I wanted until it was given to me.

    I loved that we were able to get more perspective from a variety of other characters (Kit, Ty, Livvy, Dru, & Diana). While I feel every character in this series has grown from book one to two, it really was a pleasure to learn more about this specific set of characters and get to know them better. We do also get four cameos from TMI characters which I was TOTALLY satisfied with and happy to see. But I do specifically feel that Emma, Julian, Mark, and Cristina have done more maturing than most. I just feel that with all the burdens each of them carry, they begin to face them head-on, which made me very proud. I think any reader who loves the TDA characters will be impressed with the character development in the sequel!

    As per usual, the plot of the next installment of

    is insane. I love how effortlessly the stories of TMI, TID, even a bit of TLH, and somethings I can allude to for TWP are implemented into the present series. I loved all of the different journeys our protagonists went on; From London, to Cornwall, to Faerieland, to Idris, there's so much adventure and excitement to love. Of course, within that comes all of the devastation which no one is prepared for, but still flawlessly written, nonetheless.

    As always, I have to applaud Cassie for continuing to grow and improve her craft. I truly believe every single book in

    gets better and better as the story deepens. I'm particularly impressed because I saw risks with

    that weren't always taken in past books and I stand by all decisions made (yes, even each of the deaths!) I'm satisfied, elated, heart-broken, and blown away all in one.

    Of course, I'd highly recommend reading Lord of Shadows. I cannot wait for you all to experience this story!

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    May 25, 2017

    These books seriously just keep getting better and better. The writing has improved SO much and the characters here are my absolute favorites. And... I cannot believe I'm saying this, but

    .

    But just like with Lady Midnight, I was more into the actual characters than whatever the larger plot arc was. I guess I don't care that much about Malcom, Annabel, the book, the Shadow Lord, or most of that drama. Pretty sure anything (or nothing) could be happening and I'd be j

    These books seriously just keep getting better and better. The writing has improved SO much and the characters here are my absolute favorites. And... I cannot believe I'm saying this, but

    .

    But just like with Lady Midnight, I was more into the actual characters than whatever the larger plot arc was. I guess I don't care that much about Malcom, Annabel, the book, the Shadow Lord, or most of that drama. Pretty sure anything (or nothing) could be happening and I'd be just as entertained because THESE PRECIOUS CHARACTERS are all so wonderful and I adore them so much.

    Cassandra Clare really is the queen of love triangles and forbidden romance, though (which hasn't always worked for me in the past). And even if the angst did get a bit excessive at times, I still rolled my eyes affectionately instead of in any sort of annoyance... because I actually CARE about everyone. Ughhh that ending wrecked me.

    I don't want to get into any of the plot or spoil anything, so I'll just say it was really fun to see Faerie, London, familiar old faces, and get to know the current characters better. One of them turns out to be transgender and I thought it was handled really well (but will defer to others who can say whether that's the case). I just love how much wonderful rep these stories have!

    I really do love every single character, but Ty is seriously one of my all-time favorites from any book. I'm still so thrilled to see such a caring, badass, complex kid who happens to be autistic. It's not his whole personality, nor is it something the story tries to shy away from or handle any differently. It's approached so matter-of-factly that I just want to hug the book. And Kit's relationship with Ty is amazing... I ship them as friends or a couple or whatever. I don't care. I just love them together so much.

    And I know I'm not spending time here gushing over Emma & Julian or Mark & Cristina & Kieran but the feels are still there.

    I also really admired how the plot managed to weave in obvious parallels for current social issues in a way that felt authentic instead of like some message beating you over the head. There's a fascist Cohort faction of the council that supports the Downworlder registry, believes they speak for a silent majority, and

    So that was one of the stronger parts of the plot. And I also love how much mythology and clever references are woven into these stories. Even the totally unintentional ones... like the Mirror of Galadriel scene. Ha. But for real, I had a lot of fun with this book and just wish we didn't have to wait so long for the next one!

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    May 23, 2017

    I can't remember the last time a book made my heart feel this empty and this full at the same time. Man, what a magnificent installment. The story here is so epic and sprawling, and the way it's told--especially the pacing, how the different story threads were woven together--it was just perfect. Not to mention that I love these characters so much it makes my heart ache. Waiting for the next book is already causing me pain and we've still got TWO WHOLE YEARS TO GO. GAH.


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