Cassandra Clare The Last Hours: Chain of Gold 9781406358094 Hardback
Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior
trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a
terrible crime, she and her brother travel to Edwardian London in the
hope of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry
her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride.
Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and
is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations
and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with
mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for
James, who is sworn to marry someone else.
But Cordelia’s new
life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate
London. These monsters are nothing like those the Shadowhunters have
fought before – these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary
with incurable poison and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately
quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover
that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with
incredible powers – and force a brutal choice that will reveal the true
cruel price of being a hero.
Walker Books (3 Mar. 2020)
14 years and up
15.2 x 4.1 x 22.9 cm