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Queen of Air and Darkness

The Dark Artifices, Book 3 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
Narrated by: James Marsters
Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the number one New York Times and USA Today best-selling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

©2018 Cassandra Clare (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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LOVED

This was amazing, and I cannot believe this is the end of the series! THAT ENDING! GAHHHHHHHH

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Can't wait for what's next

I have always loved Cassandra's work and throughout the years I've come back and back again. I love this magical world so much, I love these characters like I love my friends and family as cliche as it sounds. This book was beyond amazing and the narration was perfect. Can't wait for what's next!

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  • lynsey Patina
  • 19-12-2018

Wonderful Ending

Heartbreaking and hopeful. It's a magical and very flawed World but the depth of the characters both new and old continue to make this book one hell of an ending. The whole trilogy has handled such complex issues including sexuality, gender, bigotry, racism and autism with an empathetic understanding of life's diversity that it's just shows how much Clare's writing continues to grow and flourish. I very much look forward to seeing what happens next in the World of Shadowhunters and Downworlders.
James Marsters narration as always is a delight to listen to.

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  • Mr R.
  • 18-12-2018

Fantastic book,superbly narrated

Cassandra Clare does it again with an incredible book,and James Marsters is superb as the narrator.

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  • Geo
  • 09-12-2018

She delivered

Clare 100% delivered. I laughed, I cried and I still wanted more after 30 hours of audio book. I’m looking forward to whatever the next book will be.
I’m glad they’ve kept the same narrator for more than one book (a rarity!) and Marsters’ voice really brings it, I think his range is great.
All round excellent and I think it’s as good a last book in a trilogy that I could have asked for.

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  • Sarah
  • 18-03-2019

Fab

Exciting listening and I so can’t wait for the next instalment of the shadow World adventures !!!

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  • Beth
  • 11-03-2019

A great plot ruined by the narration

Can't fault CC on her writing but the narrator changes volume too much, making it hard to listen. I felt like I was constantly turn the volume up and down.

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  • Mrs. A. J. Sharman
  • 08-03-2019

Love it

I loved this recording . when is the next book/audible coming out. can't wait!!
please make it quick

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2019

fantastic!

Wow! I really enjoyed this. I love the way Cassandra Clare kept us guessing right the way through the series as to how the parabati in love problem would be sorted. There is not much I can say without giving away spoilers other than to say - you will not be disappointed. There are a number of storylines, each as gripping as the others. I also love the way the author makes every relationship real, believable and perfectly acceptable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-2019

Perfect

A perfect end to an epic trilogy. I just can’t wait for the next part of the ShadowHunter Chronicles.
James Marsters is an excellent narrator and the voices he gives the different characters are so unique and distinctive that it make the story all that much more immersive. Extremely enjoyable audiobook, highly recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-2019

As usual a totally awesome story

Cassandras usual gripping story, with character loving filled events is still alive. Loved it just as much as I have her previous books and was so happy James Marsters was back for another narration. James makes these books come alive with his easy to listen to voice and steady pace and is one of my favourite . For lovers of Cassandras books, you will not be dissappointed

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  • Deliabattie
  • 27-01-2019

Brilliantly read

Poor James Marsters having to read 30 hours of this with so many different points of view and accents. He manages brilliantly. The book itself is incredibly long with an unsatisfactory conclusion and loads of setup for the next trilogy. Plus a polyamorous relationship between a teenage girl and two older men which seems inappropriate for a book aimed at teenagers.