|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2013|
|Number of Pages:||570|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.5 x 9.5 x 1.75|
Cassandra Clare was born on July 27, 1973, in Teheran, Iran, and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. Her real name is Judith Rumelt, and Cassandra Clare is her pen name. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004 and became a full-time author in 2006. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007 and received numerous awards including An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award in 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award in 2010. She is also the author of the Infernal Devices series and Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd. Her title, City of Bones, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
The final volume of Clare's beloved trilogy (Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince) opens with the wedding of Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs, which is promptly interrupted by a thrilling battle. While the demon-fighting Shadowhunters at the London Institute come under attack, Tessa is kidnapped by Axel Mortmain and his sinister automatons, the Infernal Devices. Will Herondale races to save Tessa as Jem suffers life-threatening injuries, and Tessa discovers that she is stronger than she ever realized. This thrilling novel is filled to the brim with romance, action, and adventure. Narrator Daniel Sharman ably conveys danger, drama, and sensitive emotions.
Verdict: Listeners will be left dizzy from breathtaking, twisty plot turns as well as the unexpected conclusion to this enchanting series.
[The McElderry: S. & S. Ac was a New York Times best seller. See the Q&A with the author on page 64.-Ed.] - Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L.
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THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING
A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.