The story continues from where the second book ended. Readers should know that this series has a continuing story arc and needs to be read in order. However, I’ll keep this spoiler free.
Clary Morgenstern must travel to Alicante, the capital and so called city of glass in Idris as it holds the key to releasing her mother Jocelyn from a coma. Jace doesn’t want her there as he fears it’s dangerous for her to be in the city without permission. Things go awry when he prevents her from going with him and the Lighfoots but accidentally brings along Simon (long story). Her eventual landing there is not without controversy as Valentine plans his final assault on Shadowhunters and Downworlders and things are not always as they seem.
This is my favorite to date and it was full of excitement, subterfuge, twists, tragedy and surprises. Most of my questions were answered and the journey to get to those revelations was one I enjoyed. A lot of my suspicions were confirmed, though not quite the way I’d envisioned the resolutions. The story was intricate without being overly complicated. And that showdown between a certain evil one and an angel? Everything I’d hoped for. The narrator’s storytelling was excellent as she handled a host of characters and scene shifts very well. I’m continuing this series on audio.
The first phase of the series seems to have ended but the introduction of a new character promises more turmoil for the future of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders. There’s lots of change ahead and I’m interested.
- Release Date: March 9, 2009
- Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
- Narrator: Natalie Moore
- Audio Length: 15 hours, 22 minutes
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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