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The Last Hours

By: Cassandra Clare
Narrated by: Finty Williams
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The first in a brand new Shadowhunters trilogy set in Edwardian London by internationally best-selling author Cassandra Clare.

For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London...and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague. James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero...and falling in love.

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark.

©2020 Cassandra Clare (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Deeply Flawed

My main problem with this novel is the slapdash attempt at mimicking late 19th century English in both the dialogue and prose. I describe it as a mishmash of Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton and Nora Roberts. It’s simply awful and it’s an indictment on Clare’s editors that they did not insist on fixing it (at least to the point of making it consistent throughout.

That aside, the story is weak and the plot is a hideous mess. The saving grace of the audiobook is that the performance is quite good.

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  • 07-02-2021

Great

Love this book I Can’t wait for chain of iron to come out (book2- coming 2021 March).

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Strong Female Characters Who Sound Like Simpering Wimps

The story is enjoyable. Classic Cassandra Clare. The narrator is excellent EXCEPT in her portrayal of Lucy who sounds like an aristocratic airhead as does Cordelia at times. These are strong warrior women not empty headed morons!

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This book have everything

I enjoyed this book, I have read it twice and both was amazing. The second time was even better and I believed that the third will be as well.

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Absolutely loved book

Absolutely loved and enjoyed listening to this book. Finty was just beautiful and easy to listen to as she narrated the story. Would absolutely listen to the book again

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Phenomenal!

I absolutely loved this whole series! Definitely worth the read. Casandra Claire is an amazing author

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Beautiful!

Absolutely loved this! The narration really encouraged me to constantly read the book and I found the story very enjoyable.

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  • 24-11-2020

Addictive !

This is a story which is part of a much bigger story.
Captivating, exciting, breathtaking but most of all addictive.

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Fell in Love

Cassandra Claire as always has created an amazing story with deep characters that readers fall in love with. Binge-read this book, aching for book 2!

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loved it

I Loved it and would like to listen to more of it's series and enjoyed

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