So today is my last review as part of the Dark Artifices book buzz, and Ill be sharing my review for Queen of Air and Darkness just a little further down!
About the book:
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
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About the author:
Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.
Queen of Air and Darkness is the third book in the Dark Artifices series, and it’s the culmination of all of the action and information in the previous two books.
After the events in Lord of Shadows, the Blackthorns are struggling to come to terms with everything that has happened. Jules and Emma are also in massive turmoil due to the increasing issues surrounding their parabatai relationship.
I found Queen of Air and Darkness much more dense than the other two books. Physically, it is a longer book. But it also has a lot more details for the reader to take in, and a larger cast of characters to keep track of as well.
I really enjoyed this one though. It was a really fitting addition and it brought everything from the previous books together really well.
What I noticed most in this book is the overall theme of love. Love for your friends, love for your family. It just seems to be a continuous undercurrent in the series, but it’s evident most in Queen of Air and Darkness. I really liked that aspect.
Queen of Air and Darkness is a fitting end to the three books. It answered any questions I may have had left over from Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows too. It is dark in parts, but it also has hope between the pages.
Highly recommend this series!