Monday 5 March 2012

City of Glass

Finished March 4
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
This is the third book in The Mortal Instruments series. First was City of Bones, second was City of Ashes. I am really enjoying this series, and finding the books go very quickly. Here, Clary is determined to go to Idris and find the warlock that holds the secret to reviving Clary's mother. But Jace is determined that she shouldn't go, as he is worried about her safety. Jace even tries to get Simon to help in keeping Clary in New York.
Of course, Clary goes despite what others may want her to do, and finds Idris more than she expected. There is a lot going on here, with Clary, Jace and Jace's adoptive family. We also see Simon mature into his new life and find both friends and foes in unexpected places.
Clary learns (again) that things aren't always what they seem, and that her gifts offer interesting solutions to seemingly difficult situations. We see the struggle between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders and how Valentine gives them a common enemy. But can they really work together?
There are new characters introduced here, more Shadowhunters and other creatures. Tragedy comes to the Lightwood family and another battle kills many more. But there is hope and a new way forward, thanks to Clary and her skills.

1 comment:

  1. At 541 pages this book qualifies for the Chunkster Challenge.