With Valentine finally defeated and a new peace established with the Downworlders, it seems that the Shadowhunters (namely Clary, Jace, and the gang) can finally start having a normal life. But Jace, though he should feel relief and happiness, is haunted by the events of the war and plagued by nightmares. His dreams isolate him from Clary and the other Shadowhunters, pushing him further into helplessness. Meanwhile, Clary and Jocelyn make shocking discoveries about demonic experiments, Simon juggles new romantic interests, and Alec grapples with Magnus’ immortality. Soon, each character’s struggle with interest in unexpected ways, and the Shadowhunters and Downworlders will face a greater threat than ever before.
So, this one was the slowest book so far (for me), but the ending is totally worth it. There’s also some really great parts with Simon’s romantic life, so get ready for that. If you love the series, definitely don’t skip this one! At least read the end — it’s important!
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