The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions… Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.
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.
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