The story resumes following the aftermath of Sebastian’s introduction of his Endarkened army and last attack. Jace is grappling with his heavenly fire, Alec is trying to come to terms with his breakup with Magnus, Simon and Isabelle are trying to defining their relationship, Luke and Jocelyn are planning their wedding and the search continues to find Sebastian.
Talk about epic endings! The series concludes in grand form with so much going on but I had no difficulty keeping up. This was a long, long story (over 20 hours) but there weren’t any dangling threads left untied. The flow of the events was well developed, paced and woven together for a cohesive story that had lots of drama, intrigue, subterfuge and riveting action. Some of it was predictable but presented in a way that still kept me drawn to the story. There were some surprises, especially the highly climatic ending. And, there was a nice connection to The Infernal Devices that I was hoping to see.
I’ve had my ups and downs with this series and am happy it ended so well, very much worth the hours invested. I took my time working through it as the story arc increased in complexity and was just so interesting, though I’m uncertain if I’ll continue with the next connected series (probably will succumb after a time). I’m glad I read it and especially that I opted to listen to the entire series, despite a couple of misses with narrators. The performances in this one hit the marks extremely well considering the massive cast and story volatilit. It landed just the way it should have.
- Release Date: May 27, 2014
- Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
- Narrators: Jason Dohring & Sophie Turner
- Audio Length: 20 hours, 38 minutes
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio