But since I am a mere mundane at least until a brooding and sarcastic naturally blonde dude shows up and tells me I am obviously a Shadowhunter.
Still waiting for that. Second biggest disappointment in my life after not receiving my Hogwarts letter at 11 , I find it useful to have all the important information I should keep in mind before picking up Chain of Gold in one place! So I put together a little guide with all the essential information you should know before picking up this thrilling new series. You are welcome! TBH, I did it for myself mostly. But for you readers as well, of course.
Here we go! We are merely days away from a brand new Cassandra Clare series launch and the buzz surrounding Chain of Gold is at its highest all over social media. The latter concluded with one of the most talked about books of , Queen of Air and Darkness.
And last year, Clare published the first book of her fourth series The Eldest Courses , making The Last Hours her fifth published series. Still following this? Okay so now we cleared the publication date of these books. But there is also a chronological order we need to take into account — and based on the chronological order, The Last Hours is actually the second series in the Shadowhunters universe. So basically, we are getting a blast from the past, an opportunity to learn more about the characters that were mentioned in the series that take place in the 21st century.
So read on without worries! And if I do include a little spoiler, there will be a spoiler warning beforehand! Okay so this part is still mostly a mystery to most of us except those lucky readers who got an arc of Chain of Gold! Synopsis from Goodreads. Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world.
James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.
James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden.
When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love. Okay now comes my favourite part of every Cassie story — the characters! And most importantly, these are the kids of fan-favourite The Infernal Devices characters! And I am deeply in love with these books, yearly rereads and all. In the following section there will be some spoilers for The Infernal Devices trilogy and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.
Because Tessa is half Warlock and half Shadowhunter, her children inherited some special abilities not usually present in Shadowhunters. Matthew is the younger brother and also parabatai to James Herondale, which makes him one of the main protagonists of The Last Hours. Charles, as he is seven years older than Matthew and other protagonists, will probably play a minor role in this new series. The Fairchilds are one of the most powerful families in the Shadowhunters world, but they also carry a lot of dark secrets — as revealed in one of the short stories in Ghosts of the Shadow Market.
Cordelia and Alastair are siblings and cousins to Jem Carstairs, one of the main protagonists of The Infernal Devices trilogy. Cordelia will be the main protagonist of Chain of Gold and is even pictured on the cover. Anna and Christopher are two out of three children of Gabriel Lightwood and Cecily Herondale their youngest sibling is named Alexander and is still only a toddler during the events of Chain of Gold.
Christopher on the other hand is known as an eccentric inventor, who is happiest when he can experiment with Henry Branwell father of Matthew Fairchild. Anna and Christopher share familial ties with many protagonists of Chain of Gold — they are cousins of Thomas via their father and Lucie and James via their mother. And now we wait for this new installment in the Shadowhunters universe. Anxiously wait. Zeen is a next generation WordPress theme. March 10, Popular Trending. Now Week Month.
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