Review: Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

Title: Chain of Iron

Series: The Last Hours #2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.

But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.

Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

Back with Cordelia, Lucie, The Merry Thieves and more goings on in the next Shadowhunter book! And it was absolutely superb!

But… heart! It was agony. But the sort of angsty, blissful agony. You know?

Lucie, Jesse.
Cordelia, James, Matthew.

‘How do I live in this moment forever, and not let it go?’

Cordelia Carstairs is a woman that I love. All that is thrown at her and she takes it all in her stride. She is so strong and she is the first of the authors female characters that I truly love. That has to count for something doesn’t it??!!!

James and Matthew. Omg. I cannot choose. I cannot!

I know this is a jumble but I’ve literally just finished reading and I cannot string a coherent thought, or sentence, together!

I don’t know how I’m going to wait for the next book! All I know is that James better hop foot it to Paris immediately!

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