The Dark Artifices

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361 ratings

Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel Summary

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally best-selling 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.

©2016 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 782

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • i just cant get into it with the narrator

    • By Miss Emma Graham on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 2

    • Lord of Shadows

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better

    • By Claire on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 3

    • Queen of Air and Darkness

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 3 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book,superbly narrated

    • By Mr R. on 18-12-18

    Regular price: £29.99