This month I’m continuing on with my reread of The Dark Artifices series by moving on to Lord Of Shadows. This was a bit of a disaster book for me the last time I read it. I really didn’t like it and, again, didn’t appreciate the endless info-dumping about The Mortal Instruments series. But, as the case has been with a few books I’ve reread in the past, a different format can sometimes make the world of difference.
Tensions between the shadowhunters and downworlders are continuing to rise following the events of the Great War and plans to create a register listing downworlders and their abilities only adds to it. In the midst of this, Emma and Julian are fighting their feelings for each other as their parabatai bond forbids them from it and the faeries are plotting something very bad.
The narrator James Marsters is a lot better than the narrator for the previous book. He’s adding distinctive voices for the characters which is making the story really immersive.
I found the plot difficult to follow in my last reading of it and the same is happening this time round but new life is being breathed into the characters.
I am sure to be prepared for Queen of Air And Darkness next month!
Have you read Lord of Shadows? What did you think?