Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Heavenly Fire is a Shadowhunters novel.
Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…
Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?
RELEASED MAY 2014
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The Mortal Instruments Series
City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments, is just non-stop action and danger and emotion. With Clary’s brother, Sebastian, taking out Nephilim and turning them into soulless warriors, the Shadowhunters hunker down in Idris. But it isn’t enough, and it isn’t safe. It’s once more up to Clary and her friends to find a way to save not only themselves, but the whole world.
This book was just a ton of fun with action, romance, intrigue, horror, and surprises. There were, of course, some things that were a bit heavy handed, particularly the lead up to one of the pivotal events in the story, but overall, I loved it. It’s complex, so much so that, by the end, I felt like I’d made the journey alongside the characters, faced the same challenges, saw the same things. The opening lines seem distant when the ending ones are finally reached. And the ending was satisfying and complete. A great conclusion to the series.
As for the audiobook narration, it was ok. Certainly not bad, but the male narrator reminds me of the smug sounding guy that narrates one of the recent car commercials I dislike (the one that follows the young kid through the various cars he buys throughout his life, ugh). This guy isn’t smug, but he doesn’t really bring a lot of energy to it, sounding more like he’s reciting something than telling a story. Sounds middle-aged, too, which is an odd choice for a YA book, in my opinion. It was almost funny when he tried to add in the various voices.
Anyhow, I loved this story and would highly recommend it to fans of YA urban fantasy. You’ll need to read the first five first, though, or you won’t know who anyone is or why you should care about them.
The review copy of this book was borrowed from a library the reviewer.
About Cassandra Clare