Thursday, 22 October 2015

Clockwork Prince

Finished October 13
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

This is the second book in the Infernal Devices series, set in the late 1800s in London, England. Tessa Gray has found a home at the headquarters of the London Shadowhunters, but that home is in jeopardy. Charlotte's place as the head of the London group has been challenged, and a deadline has been given for significant progress on the hunt for the mysterious man known as the Magister. Tessa still is searching for her own origins, and looking for a connection to the people she now lives with. She wants to help Charlotte, but will her efforts work in the ways that she intends.
Also in the mix here is the warlock Magnus Bane, a man who has become involved despite himself. He seems to have a soft spot for Will and curiosity about Tessa that leads him to help when he can. As Charlotte calls in other favors from Downworlders, the group also begins to wonder whether someone in their inner circle is betraying them, and what the motives would be for that.
A novel with romance, danger, and growing knowledge of the self for many of the young characters, this has many elements that will appeal to teen readers.
The historical setting and paranormal genre will also bring many readers in. It continues the story begun in Clockwork Angel in a natural way, and introduces new characters as well as adding depth to existing ones.

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