Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?
Pages: 701 (roughly)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
It's been a while since I delved deep into darkness with Shadowhunters, and I have, without a doubt, sorely missed their world. So much time in fact, that I had to look up a recap for each of the books, in all of the series (my memory truly sucks). This caught me up as planned, bathed me in fantasy nostalgia, and built my expectations for entry number two in Clare's Dark Artifices trilogy.
Lord of Shadows is a decent sequel that has stoked the flames of my passion and frustration. It has enough forbidden love, tension, and epic events to drown a corner of the universe (or a reader's brain), but it is so...damn...long...
The good is good, and although the bad isn't exactly bad, the novel's tendency to chase itself in circles highlights its missteps.
I'll try to be as spoiler-free as possible, but, just in case, there might be some minor ones.