Title: Chain of Gold
Series: The Last Hours #1
Author: Cassandra Clare
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.
‘Stories offer a thousand fresh starts.’
It’s been quiet in the Shadowhunter world but Cordelia Carstairs arrives and it all goes off!!!!
So it’s no secret I love Will Herondale more than any other Shadowhunter, but James and Matthew are really right up there with him now but still not beating him for my affections! Actually there were parts where I wanted to slap James but it wasn’t really his fault!
Also the ending made me very angry! I wanted to add a few spoilers here to explain my anger but I won’t! I’m actually heartbroken with the turn of events, it was painful, but I guess that’s the mark of a great read and also there wouldn’t be any further books with plain sailing so I’ll say no more!
So we have Cordelia, Lucie, The Merry Thieves and more demons, always a good mix for a Shadowhunter book!
I did feel a bit slow up until the middle part and then it got going but still a great read! Need more now!