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Lord of Shadows

The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
Narrated by: James Marsters
Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (161 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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  • IMEE B
  • Queensland Australia
  • 29-09-2017

****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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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<br />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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  • Debbie
  • Kirwan, Australia
  • 11-10-2018

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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  • JaniceO
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 28-01-2018

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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Heart racing with every chapter

an unexpected ending but was easy to get lost in the story.
I’ve loved the shadow hunter world since I picked up the first book and i was afraid this series would be too similar to mortal instruments. I was wrong.
James was amazing to listen to and really helped bring the characters to life.

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Just everything I never thought it could be

I have been making my way through the shadow hunter books on audible for a while now so I am very invested in the world. But this book surpassed my expectations. I don't want to give spoilers but wow. Where do we go from here?

And James as a narrator is brilliant. He gave so much to this reading I am going to go rewatch Buffy episodes.

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Great

I loved it. It made me laugh and cry. Can't wait for the next book as I hope it all turns out even with the loss of a great character.

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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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  • 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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  • JimmyChooLove
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • e.battershill
  • 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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  • 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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  • Victoria
  • 20-02-2019

Enjoyable

James Marsters was brilliant, book was just as good, always enjoy a good Cassandra Clare book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-2019

Amazing as always

Amazing story, gripping and deep, as expected from a Cassandra Clare book. I also prefer this narrator to the narrator of Lady Midnight and I’m happy that he will also be narrating Queen of Air and Darkness. Highly recommend this book especially if you’re already a lover of the ShadowHunter Chronicles.

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  • Shima Djedidi
  • 15-01-2019

Amazing!!

I was literally on the edge of my seat with an ending that sends you into a whirl and straight into the next instalment

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-2019

I cried like a baby

I was gripped from the beginning and I cried buckets at the end. The writing is just so good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-2018

wow wow and again wow.

Could not stop listening can not wait to start the next book in the series