Sunday, March 21, 2021

Review: Chain of Gold by: Cassandra Clare

Title: Chain of Gold
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: The Last Hours #1
Format: Hardcover ( 592 p.)
Source: Personal Purchase


Chain of Gold, a Shadowhunters novel, is the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. .

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

My Review: 

Cordelia Carstairs as recently moved to London to try to build a life for herself and her mother and brother after her father is in jail in Idris.  She meets an old friend James Herondale and his sister Lucie.  They are soon drawn into fighting Demon's who roam during the day and are bent on killing Shadowhunters and it's up to Lucie Cordelia and The Merry Thieves to get to the bottom of what is going on and why?

We also see Will and Tessa Herondale along with Silent Brother Jem who became a silent brother during the Infernal Devices.  James is determined to discover who Tessa's father was and whether he's connected to the Demon attacks!  

We also meet Grace Blackthorn who seems to have her own agenda and her mother is determined to not have anything to do with the Herondale's as she blames them for past events.  Grace seems to use and toss away people when it suits her game.  What is Grace up to and why?

This book is full of everything we expect with Shadowhunters.  They pull you in and won't let you go until you know the whole story.  It's such an addicting place you wish it was real to be a part of their world!  Definitely a great series to enjoy!

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