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Chain of Gold

By Cassandra Clare
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From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

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Thinking Face“when i first picked up this book, i found that it was an interesting glimpse at the not-so-far future of the infernal devices trilogy. i was mostly delighted to see familiar characters returning and the world i've come to known since middle school. but now that i've given it a thorough re-read in preparation for chain of thorns, i found the plot very slow and mediocre at best. i couldn't get myself to root for the male protagonist, james herondale, and his sister, lucie, i found rather childish and annoying. the female protagonist, cordelia carstairs, was okay, but she was leaning a bit on the cookie cutter mary sue side. on the other hand, matthew and anna were like of fresh air in the middle mediocre cast of characters. i found myself looking forward to their plot the most.”
Characters change and growEasy to readTwistyMagical settingComing of ageRomanticPredictableUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot

About Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York TimesUSA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium with Holly Black. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

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