I’ve just finished reading the third novel and I already miss this world full of shadowhunters, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other strange creatures placed in the Victorian era. The story has simply absorbed me and I cannot get rid of it. I don’t even want to. I think I am going to reread it because books are my escape.
The story is a spectacular one with excitement and amazing adventures, fight, love, intrigue, pain, death and everything you need for a good story, and it takes place in a fictional world of mythological creatures. I fell in love with the shadowhunters’s way to live again. usually the first thing I want to see in a book is the last sentence of it, and when I started to read the Clockwork Princess I saw a genealogical tree of Lightwoods, Herondales and Carstairs. It was interesting. I loved it when I discovered already well-known names, but until then… it happens a lot of things. There’s William ‘Will’ Herondale who chooses to be a shadowhunter against his parents’s will and is hateful with almost everyone, the only exception is his dying parabatai, James ‘Jem’ Carstairs, who was poisoned by a demon and that’s why has to use a drug which slowly kills him. And there’s Theresa ‘Tessa’ Gray, a half walrock, half shadowhunter girl from New York, with an Eidolon demon as her father so she can change (shape-shift), and the Magister has plans with her. And the Lightwood brothers, Gabriel and Gideon, Sophie, Charlotte, the head of the London Institute and her husband, Henry and his experiments, Magnus Bane and some others too, and the villain of the week, Axel Mortmain. At the end of the first book you’ll understand that how intelligent and cruel can be a man who wants to get revenge. However my favorite character… characters are Will and Jem, who are parabatai and as important to each other that they can give up even love to see the other one being happy. No wonder that they easily became dream-guys too. I also liked Cecily for being so stubborn, passionate and lovely, and after playing a role to get back his brother her role becomes reality. My favorite couple is Sophie Collins and Gideon Lightwood, the wise mundane maiden who later underwent Ascension and the attractive and kind-hearted shadowhunter. It is kind of a tough love because of the differences between them, so I was glad when Gideon finally proposes to Sophie and she sais yes. Oh, and I knew that Alec has Cecy’s eyes and Izzy has her necklace, but back to this story. My favorite book is the third, even if I liked every book, in this one every little piece of the story finds its place and that is so good. I found sort of peace while I was reading it, and here is my favorite scene too – when Cecily while hiding has a talk with Gabriel.
So, finally I can say that this trilogy is worth to be read as well as I’ve said it about The Mortal Instruments, whether you want to read some fantasy full of interesting characters, funny manifestations and exciting adventures or to escape reality entering a mysterious and gripping other world reading this beautiful story.