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Lord of Shadows

The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
Narrated by: James Marsters
Series: The Dark Artifices, Book 2
Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare's Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters' demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear - before it's too late.

©2017 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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****Heart Breaking****

I have always loved Cassandra Clare and appreciated the fact that she doesn't gloss over her books, the way she tell her stories are naked and Raw and emotional. She delved into the human psyches and emotions, her books are not all sugary sweet and HEA ending, it is why i loved her style so much, she doesn't hold any punches instead sucker punch in the gut and changes you from the inside out.

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Amazing

There is no words for how good this book is. I can not wait for the next book.

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Narrated perfectly

James Marsters is brilliant and his character voices amazing. This is by far one of the beat narrations I have listened to. Now if he could just re-do all TMI books I would be happy.

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highly recommend

why haven't you read it yet..get it already. no regrets. this was an amazing read

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Great Story...but

I love Cassandra Clare's novels and have listened to all of the audiobooks. However James Marsters voice was a terrible choice for this book, it didn't suit the narrative and wasn't very expressive.

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Fantastic Narrator & Story

James Masters' performance is nothing short of masterful.His voice brings the story to a life in a way I never could in my own imagination. Another great book from Cassandra Clare.

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woah full on and enjoyable. the drama continues

Clare continues to surprise and delight with her supernatural and heartfelt stories of family and fighting

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Leaves you wanting more

Loved this series, lots of twists and turns to keep you in your toes. Wish the next book was out already.

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Loved it!!

Fantastic book absolutely love Cassandra Clare..i would highly recommend this book to everyone.. simply awesome

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Young teen

A new range of young teen & pre teen characters characters an interesting story bogged down in the never ending cycle of young Love. Only finished it because I love James Marsters reading.

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  • Hannah
  • 09-08-2017

Holy hell - litterally

After being wowed over and over by the immortal instruments and the infurno devices, how is it possible to reach even further? Through Cassandra Claire's brilliance, she has managed to not only pull off 3 amazing series but strategically bring this world to it's knees using all storielines as her guide to keep them all conected. The amazing thing about all books, is they never feel rushed as if the writer is in a hurry to get to the end. She lets her characters development into themselves creating remarkable and beautiful characters you come to love or hate. . Lord of shadows is no exception and once again am still in awe and can't wait for what Cassandra has in store for the shadow hunters next given this shocking ending in preperation for the next.. Just when you think, there may be respite, a happy ending, she catches you off guard which is part of what a truly talented author can do. If you're into a quick and catchy book, this is not for yu but if you have the patience to let this world in, you will not be disappointed. As for what's coming...I'm not even gonna try guess but know it will be yet another masterpiece.

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  • Mal & Will
  • 29-09-2017

Fantastic book, if only one thing could change

Fantastic story, the only thing that would have made it better & flow from book one to book two, is if the narrator had stayed the same.

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  • Super Moon on Stormy Seas 🌑🌊
  • 25-09-2017

Great next instalment

Would you consider the audio edition of Lord of Shadows to be better than the print version?

Yes - I have both editions and enjoyed the audio far more because of the amazing narration by James Marsters

What did you like best about this story?

That it continued the mortal instruments world with another shadow hunter family

What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

His ability to give a voice to each character and take on many accents was utterly engaging. He is a fantastic actor and I truly hope that he gets to narrate the next instalments and many more.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, a character discovering the the part desperation played in his relationship - it was such an enlightening part showcasing the complexities of some relationships

Any additional comments?

This is a good addition and expansion for the shadow hunter world progressing on from the Mortal Instruments which I loved, but not as much as The Infernal Devices which is my favourite Cassandra Clare series. If you are new to the shadow hunter world start at the Infernal Devices, if you have read them and the Mortal Instruments, read on and enjoy.

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  • Abbie Alex Stobbart
  • 28-04-2018

Spectacular

What made the experience of listening to Lord of Shadows the most enjoyable?

Great story line, possibly better than TMI series. The narration is better than on the other books

Who was your favorite character and why?

Julian, captured the character very well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - 24 hour book and I got through it in 2 days, could not stop listening.

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  • Claire
  • 14-06-2017

Much better

OMG sooo much better. James Master's performance of this was far better than Morena Baccarin's Lady Midnight. Made the ok writing far more enjoyable.

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  • elogden
  • 14-06-2017

brilliant

I loved every second from beginning to end can't wait for the next book to be finished.

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  • Pjay
  • 31-07-2019

Excellent narration.

I slated book 1 in this series. The narration was simply monotonous. I can only say how much more I enjoyed this book with James Masters as the narrator. Certainly.y will purchase next instalment since he is again doing the narration.

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  • n robbie
  • 22-05-2019

At last a great narrator

I hadn't minded the majority of the narrators for the whole Shadowhunter series (even the obe for the previous book was ok if you slow the speed down .75) James Marsters made me realise what was lacking. I have enjoyed the whole series of main books and prequels a lot... but with James reading this, it was raised to a whole new level.

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  • Purple Snowdrop
  • 30-05-2017

Well, what an ending!

Enjoyed the book for the most part.
There was the odd bits that were hard to follow as it jumped about a bit.

Still can't wait for the next one, to see what happens to everyone else

But not overly impressed with the narrator. no one seemed to have their own voice, which made it difficult to keep up with who was who at times.

I do wish a good narrator could be used for the whole series of books.

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  • Zofia Guertin
  • 13-01-2020

James Marsters slays it

What a brilliant reader! The story was very alive in his rendering, I’m so impressed. The voices are great , being both subtle and unique!

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  • Carla MM
  • 09-08-2019

all round 5 stars

The story is hugely compelling and lives up to Clare's reputation! James Marsters is an amazing Narrator using his skill to bring all the different characters to life! This Sad tale was beautifully performed...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-2019

amazing

I loved the story, the characters and the way it is full of action .I didn't like the narrator voice .

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  • Mrs Abigail Higgs
  • 21-02-2019

Amazing book!

Absolutely amazing book, stunning and without revealing any spoilers, really sad at the end. Cassue is an absolute ledgend!

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