City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)

 
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City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)
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Release Date
May 05, 2015
ISBN
978-1442416901
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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance… Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

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Amazing End To The Series
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The final book in The Mortal Instruments series, definitely a great read. Filled with romance, death, sorrow, action, suspense and much more, this book has a bit of everything. With some great twists this is a great conclusion to the series. Clary and her friends face a war as Sebastian turns Shadowhunters into Endarkened, evil Shadowhunters that serve his every whim, and wages a war the likes of which has never been seen. He is certainly a great antagonist with a twisted relationship with his sister, Clary.

A new group of characters were introduced in the beginning of the book which was a surprise. Frankly, it was slightly annoying as I simply wanted to follow the main characters more. Though it seems the next series, The Dark Artifacts, will follow them five years after the final The Mortal Instruments book. The characters soon grew on me, especially Emma Cairstair and Julian Blackthorn, two young best friends who have just lost their parents and have Julian's four younger siblings to look after. One of the eldest of the Blackthorns, Helen, did feature in the previous books which was a nice tie-in. It's good to learn more about her and her family.I found their perspective an interesting take on the war; a group of young kids who have lost their parents and are trying to look after each other. I'm very keen to learn more about these young heroes.

Clary and her friends again take a key role in the war. Desired by Sebastian, Clary and Jace are seen as potential bargaining chips and have a very personal perspective on the war.Their relationship grows stronger as they not only face Sebastian but the Clave and other unseen enemies. Isabelle and Simon grow closer with Simon finding his inner strength while Isabelle displayed her vulnerability. At the end of the previous book, Alec and Mangus had an abrupt break up leaving both of them depressed and missing the other terribly.

Turning Shadowhunters evil added an extra layer of adversity and potential emotional upset. The Blackthorns' father was one such unlucky soul to have been Turned. The question that is a large part of the novel is can they been turned back? This mystery, as well as a few other side mysteries that arise, give the story a sense of having multi-layers and perspectives.

This was a great book that literally takes love to hell and back. It had some great twists in the end. I loved this series and am really getting into all the other Shadowhunter books. I can't wait to get stuck into the other Shadowhunter series!
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4.4 stars!
This was the perfect fantasy series. It was full of excitement and romance with twist and turns at every corner. It has everything from vampires, werewolves, faeries, angels, demons to wizards and of course humans (the mundane). The characters and settings are truly captivating and extraordinary! With cliffhanger endings and lost of action, this definitely was one memorable series.
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