Emma Carstairs never believed that her parents were killed by Sebastian Morgenstern in his quest to turn Shadowhunters against each other, and now, a series of similar murders leads Emma and her adoptive family, the Blackthorns, to make a deal with the Faerie courts to investigate and discover the truth once and for all. Since Shadowhunters have been forbidden to deal with Faeries since the Dark War, they must keep their deal a secret—but that's not the only secret Emma and her parabatai Julian have to keep, as their friendship grows into something mysteriously forbidden. Fans of Clare's previous series will devour this first installment in the Dark Artifices trilogy, and the characters will draw new readers in to the complex, meticulously developed world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, demons and angels. It's never a dull place to be.
— Paige Mushaw
Thoroughly obsessed! Clare has done it again, creating an all-consuming story set in our beloved world of Shadowhunters. Set five years after the end of The Mortal Instruments series, the tale moves to the west coast as Emma attempts to solve murders possibly related to the mystery of her parents’ deaths. Throughout it all she knows she can rely on the Blackthorn family to support her no matter what. No matter how fantastical their powers may be, each character remains in their essence beautifully human. I cannot wait until the next installment of The Dark Artifices!
— Misha D'Andrea
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in this #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering who killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her battle partner Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.
About the Author
Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Chain of Gold as well as the internationally bestselling Dark Artifices trilogy, Mortal Instruments series, and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of the Eldest Curses series with Wesley Chu; The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson; Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman; and Ghosts of the Shadow Market with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, and Robin Wasserman. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and made into a feature film and a TV show. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.
"Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal." — Kirkus
"Fresh and...wonderfully told." — Booklist
"Clare's well-developed protagonists..., pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage." — Publishers Weekly
"Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of “The Infernal Devices” and “The Mortal Instruments” series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favorite characters from the previous books make appearances." — School Library Journal