Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows

(Book #2 of The Dark Artifices)
For Ages: 14 - 99
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.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 720 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442468405 | 
  • May 2017 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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The Dark Artifices: Lord of Shadows

By Cassandra Clare

About the Book

Emma and Julian have always done whatever it takes to protect their family. For years, Julian has covered for Uncle Arthur to keep everyone at the LA Institute, and Emma killed Malcolm Fade when he was out for Blackthorn blood. Emma has even made Julian hate her in order to save them both from the curse that befalls parabatai who fall in love; the loss may kill her, but she’s deemed it necessary. So when Mark realizes that he is the only one who can save Kieran from being executed, Julian and Emma aren’t about to let him venture into Faerie alone. As dangerous as this quest may be, the two are unaware that they are leaving just as much danger behind in LA. Malcolm Fade held on to some gruesome facsimile of life, and has managed to resurrect his lost love, Annabel. The Centurions, who were dispatched to find Fade’s body, have plans to take over the Institute and advance their bigoted ideas within the Clave. And the Unseelie King, already furious with a Shadowhunter meddling in Kieran’s execution, will go to any length to get his hands on the Black Volume. With the Blackthorns split apart, will Julian and Emma be able to keep their family safe and intact? And can they continue to deny their deep feelings for each other?

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About the Author

Cassandra Clare
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Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Lord of Shadows and Lady Midnight, as well as the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, as well as The Shadowhunter’s Codex, which she cowrote with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, a feature film, and a TV show, Shadowhunters, currently airing on Freeform. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.