Lord of Shadows : The Dark Artifices

  • by Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by James Marsters
  • Series: The Dark Artifices
  • 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare's Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling Lady Midnight. Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters' demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear - before it's too late.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

awful performance, great book

loved the book but I did struggle to listen to it as James Masters did not do the book justice. Awful performance compared to Lady Midnight.

That aside, how long do we need to wait until book 3 is released??!
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- Cristina

Good book but a little over-progressive.

Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I like James Masters and really enjoyed his narration of the Dresden books although there were a few slight mispronunciations. The other slight problem I have is that,, considering he played an English Vampire for years on Buffy, he had a terrible English accent for the parts of the book set in the UK.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Better than the Mortal Instruments.


Any additional comments?

What a great story. A riveting listen from start to finish and every second enjoyable. Each character has something to offer and is progressed well. The story is intriguing and full of twists, and the narration is highly engaging.

If I were to make a little complaint it would be that the writing seems to be too progressive in the sense that it seems to make a big deal about not making a big deal about homosexuality. There seem to be more homosexual characters than I would consider realistic in a general cross section of society. So many in fact that it surprises me that Shadow Hunters haven't died out through lack of procreation. Don't get me wrong I am all for inclusion but I just think that the author is trying a little too hard.

Aside from this, this is another great book and I can't wait for more.

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- Ian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios