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Lord of Shadows Audiobook

Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)

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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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    Tabitha 23/07/2017
    Tabitha 23/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Need more stars"

    I've read all the Shadowhunter books and do love them but haven't always been hapoy with tbe writing or narration. But Cassandra Clare has got really skilled over the years and this book and Lady Midnight have really impressed me. And James Marsters could read the phone book and make it sound like a timeless classic. Which made this perfection. I give it all the stars in the sky.

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    Marguerite 20/07/2017
    Marguerite 20/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great voice"

    The voice acting was consistent and to nice listen to. These stories are easy to follow, allowing me to do other things at the same time.

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    Serena 17/07/2017
    Serena 17/07/2017
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    Alieshia Sydney Australia 02/07/2017
    Alieshia Sydney Australia 02/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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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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    David 19/06/2017
    David 19/06/2017
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    "Loved it, ending has you sitting on a knife edge"

    Exciting story telling, a great mix of beloved characters from previous storylines and new characters to love or hate. The ending is traumatic, surprising and leaves you holding your breath for more.

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    11/06/2017
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    "Great story and great narration!!!"

    Loved this book. James Marsters did a fantastic job with the narration. It has to be one of the best Ive listened to. I have to say Kieran's voice was my favourite.
    I didn't want to stop listening and was very sad to finish the story.

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  • Hannah
    Invercargill, New Zealand
    9/08/17
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    "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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  • Claire
    14/06/17
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    "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
    Somerset, UK.
    30/05/17
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    "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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  • William
    Barry, United Kingdom
    8/08/17
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    "Captivating"

    Totally hooked. Adore the faerie world and folk. Spellbinding read/ listen Not just for teens, I'm a 55 yr old fantasist and couldn't put it down. Great narration too.

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  • Cristina
    5/08/17
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    "awful performance, great book"

    loved the book but I did struggle to listen to it as James Masters did not do the book justice. Awful performance compared to Lady Midnight.

    That aside, how long do we need to wait until book 3 is released??!

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  • Amazon Customer
    1/08/17
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    "Epic"

    Wow never seen that coming.
    Amazing read great story and just gets better and better.
    Truly gripped and commited to further books

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  • Carmen Gorgie
    23/07/17
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    "Wonderful"

    I loved every minute of this being read to me. A wonderful book full of mystery and magical beings.

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  • BonkersBoomerang
    22/07/17
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    "Brilliant but disappointed"

    love the book and the progression of the characters, but I'm truly disappointed by the ending as it doesn't make sense to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Godstone, United Kingdom
    8/07/17
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    "Good book but a little over-progressive."
    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I like James Masters and really enjoyed his narration of the Dresden books although there were a few slight mispronunciations. The other slight problem I have is that,, considering he played an English Vampire for years on Buffy, he had a terrible English accent for the parts of the book set in the UK.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Better than the Mortal Instruments.


    Any additional comments?

    What a great story. A riveting listen from start to finish and every second enjoyable. Each character has something to offer and is progressed well. The story is intriguing and full of twists, and the narration is highly engaging. <br/><br/> If I were to make a little complaint it would be that the writing seems to be too progressive in the sense that it seems to make a big deal about not making a big deal about homosexuality. There seem to be more homosexual characters than I would consider realistic in a general cross section of society. So many in fact that it surprises me that Shadow Hunters haven't died out through lack of procreation. Don't get me wrong I am all for inclusion but I just think that the author is trying a little too hard.<br/><br/>Aside from this, this is another great book and I can't wait for more.

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  • Kate
    30/06/17
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    "Fun and enjoyable fantasy"

    Fast paced enjoyable story as always from Cassandra Clare. Was very disappointed in James Marsters' performance though - had been looking forward to it, but his different accents were intrusive, and his pronounciation of the Welsh words in the text laughable. (Eg Gwyn ap Nudd as 'ap Nude'.) In an age when you can type 'how to pronounce X in Welsh' into google and get multiple audio clips this is pretty unforgiveable.

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  • Christine Joyce
    29/06/17
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    "Best book in ages!"

    Enjoyed this book so much couldn't put it off.
    I thought it was better than book one which I found a bit difficult to get into. Can't wait for next one!!!!!!!

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