INCLUDES “FAIRY TALE OF LONDON” A BONUS SHORT STORY FEATURING WILL AND TESSAFrom #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.
Cassandra Clare, real name, Judith Rumelt, is an American author, best known for her young adult fiction works. Her bestselling effort is The Mortal Instruments. She was born to American parents of Jewish descent in Iran in 1973. Her grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. During her formative years, Clare traveled extensively throughout Europe. She went to high school in California, then split her time between there and New York. She ended up working for The Hollywood Reporter. In Los Angeles she began to write some Internet fiction pieces, but just before writing her first book, The City of Bones, she deleted them.
City of Bones was released by Simon and Schuster in 2007. It is fantasy inspired by the landscape of Manhattan. Next came City of Ashes, and City of Glass, which completed the first trilogy. The second trilogy featured City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. In 2013, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was made into a movie starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Clare currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband and three cats.