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Chain of Gold [Read] ➫ Chain of Gold ➳ Cassandra Clare – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian LondonWelcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic b Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian LondonWelcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs Chain of MOBI :Þ families come to London and so does a remorseless and inescapable plagueJames Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero and falling in love.

  • Hardcover
  • 624 pages
  • Chain of Gold
  • Cassandra Clare
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 1481431870

About the Author: Cassandra Clare

Hello Goodreadsers Here s my official bio 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 You can find me online at cassandraclareI have a blog a Facebook a Twitter twitter cassieclareI Chain of MOBI :Þ ll be available here on Goodreads to answer questions for a Goodreads Author Discussion starting September sign up so you don t miss the conversation when it starts.



10 thoughts on “Chain of Gold

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    REVIEW TO COME

  2. gio gio says:

    2.5 starsOof this book It s objectively a hot mess Objectively pretty bad, as it is 50% drama 20% misunderstandings 20% escamotage from a beautiful episode 10% actual things happening Like, my rational side which is 90% of my own personality would give this one 2 stars and the series a goodbye BUT It was fun DRAMATIC FUN BUT FUN I was honestly the popcorn.gif the whole time or most of it I rolled my eyes a couple of times, but lord, I was entertained If you want a break down of 2.5 starsOof this book It s objectively a hot mess Objectively pretty bad, as it is 50% drama 20% misunderstandings 20% escamotage from a beautiful episode 10% actual things happening Like, my rational side which is 90% of my own personality would give this one 2 stars and the series a goodbye BUT It was fun DRAMATIC FUN BUT FUN I was honestly the popcorn.gif the whole time or most of it I rolled my eyes a couple of times, but lord, I was entertained If you want a break down of what s objectively not good in this book the plot is thin, or even nonexistent tbh This book is 590 pages and I could probably sum up the events in 3 sentences the drama has reached unbelievable highs This book makes Clockwork Prince look tame if it wasn t set in the early 20th century this would totally be PWP with angst on Ao3 Clare has decided that everyone needed to be a main character Only, you can t make 15 characters the main character, because none of them ends up having a clear and distinct voice or personality beyond a few thinly described characteristics And this is exactly what happens here Cordelia, James and Lucie should be the main characters but to be quite honest they weren t the most interesting ones and they weren twell developed than say, Anna or Matthew and we know very little about the latter But this was still fun You could still enjoy it if you were looking for a lot of hot people being stupidly in love with the wrong person or believing themselves to be in love with the wrong person or right person really, depends who you ask a LOVE POLYGON don t ask me how many sides it has tbh Anna, light of the whole book and bohemian lesbian lady who should 100% be the main character of this book damn Honestly I m ashamed of myself giving this 3 stars, but I m trash and I fully intend to be trash for the rest of the series, because I want to see how muchfucked up it can get

  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    I am absolutely broken

  4. Regan Regan says:

    WooooooooooWWWWWWWHow does she keep thinking of new and PAINFUL ways to keep people apart Love it.

  5. Khalia Khalia says:

    You know what this means MORE WILL HERONDALEUpdate First review for this book Claiming it 27 03 13 Edit 10 05 15 Since writing this review I ve fallen out of love with Clare s novels, and in fact most novels I used to love shakes fistcurse you, maturity, but I m strangely proud that this semi positive review is one of the top liked reviews amongst all these nasty reviewers Seriously, why are you wasting your time with such redundant commentary If I d created a world as expan You know what this means MORE WILL HERONDALEUpdate First review for this book Claiming it 27 03 13 Edit 10 05 15 Since writing this review I ve fallen out of love with Clare s novels, and in fact most novels I used to love shakes fistcurse you, maturity, but I m strangely proud that this semi positive review is one of the top liked reviews amongst all these nasty reviewers Seriously, why are you wasting your time with such redundant commentary If I d created a world as expansive as Clare s of fucking course I D like to write about it as much as I can So boo on you fellas Don t buy the books, save a tree, save us from your bitterness

  6. Nick Nick says:

    You can t imagine how long I have waited for this Will and Tessa s story will live on.

  7. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    Note December 18, 2018 With much regret I requested that GR freezes the comments for this review I am tired of constantly getting alerts and having to delete harassment I really don t know why people can t get it into their thick heads that this is my review They can disagree with it, but they don t have to come on here and attack me God, just grow up already Disclaimer Fanbots and trolls will be blocked I don t care if you think I m mean to Cassandra Clare I really doubt she s read thi Note December 18, 2018 With much regret I requested that GR freezes the comments for this review I am tired of constantly getting alerts and having to delete harassment I really don t know why people can t get it into their thick heads that this is my review They can disagree with it, but they don t have to come on here and attack me God, just grow up already Disclaimer Fanbots and trolls will be blocked I don t care if you think I m mean to Cassandra Clare I really doubt she s read this review and I doubt she s hurt by it I really don t care if you think these books are great and that having a grand total of eighteen plus books in a series is a good idea If you want to whine about it write your own damn review Let me tell you a little story, boys and girls It s how to over milk a series.Pre Step One Start a ridiculous popular fan fic that you later use for the basis on your work Never mind the fact you might occasionally borrow quotes and passages from other sources If you get enough reviews you ll get noticed and eventually..hello, publishing contract.Step One Write a fairly decent YA series It doesn t have to be great, but decent enough to have interest and a catchy theme that you can use over and over again It also helps if you get a blurb from Stephenie Meyer.Step Two Come up with a spin off note, spin off should be fairly decent and better than the original.Step Three Restart first series even though it had a decent ending so you can add in future conflicts Add a bunch of annoying characters and unnecessary plot to claim there s room forstory.Step Four Sell movie rights after a substantial amount of time so you don t look like a sell out and build a substantial fan base.Step Five Graphic novel adaptions Note, once spinoff is successful rinse and repeat step five.Step Six After your first series starts sagging and your second series is about to wrap up announce a new series in addition to a lot of info books about your world.Step Seven Edit your own info books and gets your b.f.f.s to write the essays so they portray you in the best light Also, state you and your hubby are going to write a guide to your own universe as well Because hey, info books worked for Stephenie Meyer and JK Rowling has mentioned a Harry Potter encyclopedia throughout the years as well So that must be the cool thing to do.Step Eight Get your b.f.f.s to help you write a spinoff with your best character spread this out over time so you can keep getting those royalties.Step Nine After second series wraps up and the hype for your movie starts announce you ll be writing at least twoseries it also helps if final book in said series has a family tree which will make fanoholics want to know what happens with these characters and write fan fic that might be better than your own work.Step Ten Relish in the green You re a true success now Also work on licensing out games, toys, etc Heck, maybe you can get your own theme park production company if you re successful enough.Amendment Post City of Heavenly Fire 1 Pimp your new series with brand new characters in your last book So that it s almost a prequel to that series And further, feature your other spinoff so fans and people who want to know what s actually going on other than feeling stupid the entire book, will have to read the eight other books prior to this epic finale

  8. Chloe Chloe says:

    My new favourite book in the Shadowhunter Chronicles I think so I will never get over the fact that I got to read this early What a dream come true This was one of my most anticipated releases and it did NOT disappoint Wow I loved everything about this book The characters hello new favourite character Cordelia Carstairs

  9. Kai Kai says:

    me I m never gonna read a Shadowhunter book againme NEVERme Mortal Instruments is a MESSme neverme the Infernal Devices finale s u c k sme nopeme the Bane chronicles are so bad I criedme n e v e rme me I m so gonna read this bookFellow reader, after giving up Shadowhunters for goodI fell victim to them onceAnd surprisingly, I think I enjoyed myself Let s state the obvious, I really liked CC s writing style in CoG, her period Shadowhunter novels just have that romantic atmosphe me I m never gonna read a Shadowhunter book againme NEVERme Mortal Instruments is a MESSme neverme the Infernal Devices finale s u c k sme nopeme the Bane chronicles are so bad I criedme n e v e rme me I m so gonna read this bookFellow reader, after giving up Shadowhunters for goodI fell victim to them onceAnd surprisingly, I think I enjoyed myself Let s state the obvious, I really liked CC s writing style in CoG, her period Shadowhunter novels just have that romantic atmosphere that comes with aantiquated and elegant style of writing I also found the characters much much less irritating than Clary, Jace, Will and most of that whole messy bunch Apart from Magnus that is I think he is overused and badly written and I just don t enjoy having to read about him But even James and Matthew seemed less annoying than their predecessors Their edges are softened and they re not totally unbearable when it comes to self centredness and the urge to feel pity for yourself 24 7 while looking dramatically gorgeous.But, while we re at it, I do find it boring that every single character is beautiful If everyone is beautiful, the world gets boring SJM makes the same mistake and it results in characters becoming soulless and interchangeable Also, eyes like pale gold tea Oh please I imagine CC sits in her writing room and just pulls random adjectives out of a glass jar Well, what eye colour will our character have today Muddy sapphire it is.I believe that the cast of characters was way too big CC might know them inside out but whoah it was a lot to take in and eventually I stopped trying to keep everyone apart They blurred into each other, and I also found myself not caring who lived or died cause I didn t know who they were to begin with I did like that multitude of queer characters, mostly because there can never be too many queer characters I ve seen people criticise her representation of them and saying that she merely included them to make her bookdiverse Personally, I could not find anything wrong with how the queer characters were written, although I am concerned about Anna Lightwood who cannot be older than 20 and the many immortals that have had an affair with her That feels a bit iffy.The story was engaging It was slightly predictable, especially considering who would end up with whom But I am intrigued to find out what happens in the sequels, and it feels like CoG was merely a setup for books two and three The plot wasn t overly dramatic, so I expect the stakes will be much higher in the future I genuinely enjoyed reading it, and even though it was almost 600 pages, it was a quick and entertaining read I guess the many alternating POVs make itengaging What I don t enjoy is CC turning the last 100 pages into a soppy epilogue She did this with Clockwork Princess and it resulted in me wanting to throw the book out of the window And she did it oncewith CoG The final showdown happens around the 500 page mark, but we get about 90pages of plot and nothing really happens I find that very irritating.Kudos though to CC including adiverse set of poets and writers in this book I remember her doing this ever since City of Bones every chapter is introduced with a quote from Dickens, Yeats, the bible But this time around, it wasn t just dead white men, I spotted a selection of female writers and a beautiful traditional Persian tale that was also woven into the main plot Thumbs up for that.So yes, even though nothing can get me to read TDA or her novella collections, I really want to know what happens next in this series.Findof my books on Instagram

  10. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    Me ahahaha I m so over Cassie Clare She s really just milking this series Gosh when will she stop with the recycled tropes Also me I would die a thousand deaths for Will Herondale and his babiesa list of the short stories that feature the crew from Chain of Gold can be found at the end of this review The Shadowhunters of the London Institute have had 10 years of peace The younger generation have been raised surrounded by love and with little exposure to the hardships their parents fa Me ahahaha I m so over Cassie Clare She s really just milking this series Gosh when will she stop with the recycled tropes Also me I would die a thousand deaths for Will Herondale and his babiesa list of the short stories that feature the crew from Chain of Gold can be found at the end of this review The Shadowhunters of the London Institute have had 10 years of peace The younger generation have been raised surrounded by love and with little exposure to the hardships their parents faced in their youth For some odd reason demons have been avoiding London But that changes when the Carstairs and Blackthorn families move to the city A series of demon attacks leave several Shadowhunters poisoned and London goes on lock down Nobody in, nobody out And no help from the rest of the Clave Cordelia Carstairs along with her soon to be parabatai Lucy Herondale her brother James and his friends find themselves not entangled in the search for answers and a cure Friendships, secrets, betrayal and love this book is everything we adore about the Shadowhunter ChroniclesThe point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth TID was one of my favourite series ever So when Cassie announced she d be writing about the next generation of Herondales Carstairs Lightwoods Fairchilds I, like everyone one else in this fandom, freaked out Yes it took years of patience, but it s finally here and it did not dissapoint.To me the plot felt splendidly thought out This is a generation raised by loving parents with hardly any need for them to fight demons But still, none of them are perfect, they all have they own problems The reason I thought this was so, is because as we all know, YA authors are fond of killing off the protagonists parents Happy and whole families just aren t a normal feature in YA So it was really interesting to see how Cassie would tackle this.I quickly came to adore the characters but that is probably helped by the fact that I am familiar with them due to all the short stories and snippets Cassie has releases over the years In true CC fashion, we had a group of friends who love each other fiercely and who, despite knowing they shouldn t, take it upon themselves to get things done while the adults and the Clave argue and bicker Cordelia was an awesome MC She is fierce and sweet and loyal, but also a bit lonely I loved how welcoming the Merry Theives were to her I absolutely loved getting to knowabout Cortana Like wow, I thought that sword was amazing before but now I m just in awe Gotta get me one of thoseI never quite thought of friendship like that as something that makes youthan you are The Merry Thieves were precious I loved their dynamic, their banter and how much they care for each other I also liked James s place as leader Each of you follows his own star but you are the thread that binds all four together You are the one who sees what everyone needs, if anyone requires extra care from their friends, or even to be left alone Some groups of friends drift apart, but you would never let that happen Do not let those who cannot see the truth tell you who you are You are the flame that cannot be put out You are the star that cannot be lost You are who you have always been, and that is enough andthan enough Anyone who looks at you and sees darkness is blind So yes, this book is jam packed with new characters I love But there were also ones I hatedcough Grace, Charles, Tatiana cough The only reason I didn t give a full five stars is because I thought there was one trope the CC is recycling once again that everyone is tired of and was really unnecessary view spoiler yet again another love triangle sigh hide spoiler The ending was fantastic It has me so desperate for the next book and I sincerely hope we get it soonThank you to the publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review _____ WHAT TO READ OR RE READ BEFORE CHAIN OF GOLD When they said you can read this without reading of the previous Shadowhunter books, THEY LIED A lot of people were confused and couldn t keep track of all the characters and families At least read The Infernal Devices before jumping into this If you haven t read Chain of Gold yet and wondering which short stories feature our crew from CoG that you might want to reread, I ve made a list The Bane Chronicles 4 The Midnight Heir very important about James Herondale, set just before COG Tales from the shadowhunter academy 3 The Whitechapel Fiend about Tessa and Will and the kids are still babies Not very relevant to COG but still interesting to see domestic will tessa4 Nothing but Shadows important James at the academy Ghost of the Shadow market 2 Cast Long Shadows important about Matthew Fairchild3 Every Exquisite Thing about Anna Lightwood ______My reviews for The Infernal Devices SeriesBook 1 Clockwork AngelBook 2 Clockwork PrinceBook 3 Clockwork PrincessSorry no reviews for TMI, I read it too long ago and don t plan to re readThe Dark Artifices SeriesBook 1 Lady MidnightBook 2 Lord of ShadowsBook 3 Queen of Air and Darkness

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10 thoughts on “Chain of Gold

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    REVIEW TO COME

  2. gio gio says:

    2.5 starsOof this book It s objectively a hot mess Objectively pretty bad, as it is 50% drama 20% misunderstandings 20% escamotage from a beautiful episode 10% actual things happening Like, my rational side which is 90% of my own personality would give this one 2 stars and the series a goodbye BUT It was fun DRAMATIC FUN BUT FUN I was honestly the popcorn.gif the whole time or most of it I rolled my eyes a couple of times, but lord, I was entertained If you want a break down of 2.5 starsOof this book It s objectively a hot mess Objectively pretty bad, as it is 50% drama 20% misunderstandings 20% escamotage from a beautiful episode 10% actual things happening Like, my rational side which is 90% of my own personality would give this one 2 stars and the series a goodbye BUT It was fun DRAMATIC FUN BUT FUN I was honestly the popcorn.gif the whole time or most of it I rolled my eyes a couple of times, but lord, I was entertained If you want a break down of what s objectively not good in this book the plot is thin, or even nonexistent tbh This book is 590 pages and I could probably sum up the events in 3 sentences the drama has reached unbelievable highs This book makes Clockwork Prince look tame if it wasn t set in the early 20th century this would totally be PWP with angst on Ao3 Clare has decided that everyone needed to be a main character Only, you can t make 15 characters the main character, because none of them ends up having a clear and distinct voice or personality beyond a few thinly described characteristics And this is exactly what happens here Cordelia, James and Lucie should be the main characters but to be quite honest they weren t the most interesting ones and they weren twell developed than say, Anna or Matthew and we know very little about the latter But this was still fun You could still enjoy it if you were looking for a lot of hot people being stupidly in love with the wrong person or believing themselves to be in love with the wrong person or right person really, depends who you ask a LOVE POLYGON don t ask me how many sides it has tbh Anna, light of the whole book and bohemian lesbian lady who should 100% be the main character of this book damn Honestly I m ashamed of myself giving this 3 stars, but I m trash and I fully intend to be trash for the rest of the series, because I want to see how muchfucked up it can get

  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    I am absolutely broken

  4. Regan Regan says:

    WooooooooooWWWWWWWHow does she keep thinking of new and PAINFUL ways to keep people apart Love it.

  5. Khalia Khalia says:

    You know what this means MORE WILL HERONDALEUpdate First review for this book Claiming it 27 03 13 Edit 10 05 15 Since writing this review I ve fallen out of love with Clare s novels, and in fact most novels I used to love shakes fistcurse you, maturity, but I m strangely proud that this semi positive review is one of the top liked reviews amongst all these nasty reviewers Seriously, why are you wasting your time with such redundant commentary If I d created a world as expan You know what this means MORE WILL HERONDALEUpdate First review for this book Claiming it 27 03 13 Edit 10 05 15 Since writing this review I ve fallen out of love with Clare s novels, and in fact most novels I used to love shakes fistcurse you, maturity, but I m strangely proud that this semi positive review is one of the top liked reviews amongst all these nasty reviewers Seriously, why are you wasting your time with such redundant commentary If I d created a world as expansive as Clare s of fucking course I D like to write about it as much as I can So boo on you fellas Don t buy the books, save a tree, save us from your bitterness

  6. Nick Nick says:

    You can t imagine how long I have waited for this Will and Tessa s story will live on.

  7. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    Note December 18, 2018 With much regret I requested that GR freezes the comments for this review I am tired of constantly getting alerts and having to delete harassment I really don t know why people can t get it into their thick heads that this is my review They can disagree with it, but they don t have to come on here and attack me God, just grow up already Disclaimer Fanbots and trolls will be blocked I don t care if you think I m mean to Cassandra Clare I really doubt she s read thi Note December 18, 2018 With much regret I requested that GR freezes the comments for this review I am tired of constantly getting alerts and having to delete harassment I really don t know why people can t get it into their thick heads that this is my review They can disagree with it, but they don t have to come on here and attack me God, just grow up already Disclaimer Fanbots and trolls will be blocked I don t care if you think I m mean to Cassandra Clare I really doubt she s read this review and I doubt she s hurt by it I really don t care if you think these books are great and that having a grand total of eighteen plus books in a series is a good idea If you want to whine about it write your own damn review Let me tell you a little story, boys and girls It s how to over milk a series.Pre Step One Start a ridiculous popular fan fic that you later use for the basis on your work Never mind the fact you might occasionally borrow quotes and passages from other sources If you get enough reviews you ll get noticed and eventually..hello, publishing contract.Step One Write a fairly decent YA series It doesn t have to be great, but decent enough to have interest and a catchy theme that you can use over and over again It also helps if you get a blurb from Stephenie Meyer.Step Two Come up with a spin off note, spin off should be fairly decent and better than the original.Step Three Restart first series even though it had a decent ending so you can add in future conflicts Add a bunch of annoying characters and unnecessary plot to claim there s room forstory.Step Four Sell movie rights after a substantial amount of time so you don t look like a sell out and build a substantial fan base.Step Five Graphic novel adaptions Note, once spinoff is successful rinse and repeat step five.Step Six After your first series starts sagging and your second series is about to wrap up announce a new series in addition to a lot of info books about your world.Step Seven Edit your own info books and gets your b.f.f.s to write the essays so they portray you in the best light Also, state you and your hubby are going to write a guide to your own universe as well Because hey, info books worked for Stephenie Meyer and JK Rowling has mentioned a Harry Potter encyclopedia throughout the years as well So that must be the cool thing to do.Step Eight Get your b.f.f.s to help you write a spinoff with your best character spread this out over time so you can keep getting those royalties.Step Nine After second series wraps up and the hype for your movie starts announce you ll be writing at least twoseries it also helps if final book in said series has a family tree which will make fanoholics want to know what happens with these characters and write fan fic that might be better than your own work.Step Ten Relish in the green You re a true success now Also work on licensing out games, toys, etc Heck, maybe you can get your own theme park production company if you re successful enough.Amendment Post City of Heavenly Fire 1 Pimp your new series with brand new characters in your last book So that it s almost a prequel to that series And further, feature your other spinoff so fans and people who want to know what s actually going on other than feeling stupid the entire book, will have to read the eight other books prior to this epic finale

  8. Chloe Chloe says:

    My new favourite book in the Shadowhunter Chronicles I think so I will never get over the fact that I got to read this early What a dream come true This was one of my most anticipated releases and it did NOT disappoint Wow I loved everything about this book The characters hello new favourite character Cordelia Carstairs

  9. Kai Kai says:

    me I m never gonna read a Shadowhunter book againme NEVERme Mortal Instruments is a MESSme neverme the Infernal Devices finale s u c k sme nopeme the Bane chronicles are so bad I criedme n e v e rme me I m so gonna read this bookFellow reader, after giving up Shadowhunters for goodI fell victim to them onceAnd surprisingly, I think I enjoyed myself Let s state the obvious, I really liked CC s writing style in CoG, her period Shadowhunter novels just have that romantic atmosphe me I m never gonna read a Shadowhunter book againme NEVERme Mortal Instruments is a MESSme neverme the Infernal Devices finale s u c k sme nopeme the Bane chronicles are so bad I criedme n e v e rme me I m so gonna read this bookFellow reader, after giving up Shadowhunters for goodI fell victim to them onceAnd surprisingly, I think I enjoyed myself Let s state the obvious, I really liked CC s writing style in CoG, her period Shadowhunter novels just have that romantic atmosphere that comes with aantiquated and elegant style of writing I also found the characters much much less irritating than Clary, Jace, Will and most of that whole messy bunch Apart from Magnus that is I think he is overused and badly written and I just don t enjoy having to read about him But even James and Matthew seemed less annoying than their predecessors Their edges are softened and they re not totally unbearable when it comes to self centredness and the urge to feel pity for yourself 24 7 while looking dramatically gorgeous.But, while we re at it, I do find it boring that every single character is beautiful If everyone is beautiful, the world gets boring SJM makes the same mistake and it results in characters becoming soulless and interchangeable Also, eyes like pale gold tea Oh please I imagine CC sits in her writing room and just pulls random adjectives out of a glass jar Well, what eye colour will our character have today Muddy sapphire it is.I believe that the cast of characters was way too big CC might know them inside out but whoah it was a lot to take in and eventually I stopped trying to keep everyone apart They blurred into each other, and I also found myself not caring who lived or died cause I didn t know who they were to begin with I did like that multitude of queer characters, mostly because there can never be too many queer characters I ve seen people criticise her representation of them and saying that she merely included them to make her bookdiverse Personally, I could not find anything wrong with how the queer characters were written, although I am concerned about Anna Lightwood who cannot be older than 20 and the many immortals that have had an affair with her That feels a bit iffy.The story was engaging It was slightly predictable, especially considering who would end up with whom But I am intrigued to find out what happens in the sequels, and it feels like CoG was merely a setup for books two and three The plot wasn t overly dramatic, so I expect the stakes will be much higher in the future I genuinely enjoyed reading it, and even though it was almost 600 pages, it was a quick and entertaining read I guess the many alternating POVs make itengaging What I don t enjoy is CC turning the last 100 pages into a soppy epilogue She did this with Clockwork Princess and it resulted in me wanting to throw the book out of the window And she did it oncewith CoG The final showdown happens around the 500 page mark, but we get about 90pages of plot and nothing really happens I find that very irritating.Kudos though to CC including adiverse set of poets and writers in this book I remember her doing this ever since City of Bones every chapter is introduced with a quote from Dickens, Yeats, the bible But this time around, it wasn t just dead white men, I spotted a selection of female writers and a beautiful traditional Persian tale that was also woven into the main plot Thumbs up for that.So yes, even though nothing can get me to read TDA or her novella collections, I really want to know what happens next in this series.Findof my books on Instagram

  10. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    Me ahahaha I m so over Cassie Clare She s really just milking this series Gosh when will she stop with the recycled tropes Also me I would die a thousand deaths for Will Herondale and his babiesa list of the short stories that feature the crew from Chain of Gold can be found at the end of this review The Shadowhunters of the London Institute have had 10 years of peace The younger generation have been raised surrounded by love and with little exposure to the hardships their parents fa Me ahahaha I m so over Cassie Clare She s really just milking this series Gosh when will she stop with the recycled tropes Also me I would die a thousand deaths for Will Herondale and his babiesa list of the short stories that feature the crew from Chain of Gold can be found at the end of this review The Shadowhunters of the London Institute have had 10 years of peace The younger generation have been raised surrounded by love and with little exposure to the hardships their parents faced in their youth For some odd reason demons have been avoiding London But that changes when the Carstairs and Blackthorn families move to the city A series of demon attacks leave several Shadowhunters poisoned and London goes on lock down Nobody in, nobody out And no help from the rest of the Clave Cordelia Carstairs along with her soon to be parabatai Lucy Herondale her brother James and his friends find themselves not entangled in the search for answers and a cure Friendships, secrets, betrayal and love this book is everything we adore about the Shadowhunter ChroniclesThe point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth TID was one of my favourite series ever So when Cassie announced she d be writing about the next generation of Herondales Carstairs Lightwoods Fairchilds I, like everyone one else in this fandom, freaked out Yes it took years of patience, but it s finally here and it did not dissapoint.To me the plot felt splendidly thought out This is a generation raised by loving parents with hardly any need for them to fight demons But still, none of them are perfect, they all have they own problems The reason I thought this was so, is because as we all know, YA authors are fond of killing off the protagonists parents Happy and whole families just aren t a normal feature in YA So it was really interesting to see how Cassie would tackle this.I quickly came to adore the characters but that is probably helped by the fact that I am familiar with them due to all the short stories and snippets Cassie has releases over the years In true CC fashion, we had a group of friends who love each other fiercely and who, despite knowing they shouldn t, take it upon themselves to get things done while the adults and the Clave argue and bicker Cordelia was an awesome MC She is fierce and sweet and loyal, but also a bit lonely I loved how welcoming the Merry Theives were to her I absolutely loved getting to knowabout Cortana Like wow, I thought that sword was amazing before but now I m just in awe Gotta get me one of thoseI never quite thought of friendship like that as something that makes youthan you are The Merry Thieves were precious I loved their dynamic, their banter and how much they care for each other I also liked James s place as leader Each of you follows his own star but you are the thread that binds all four together You are the one who sees what everyone needs, if anyone requires extra care from their friends, or even to be left alone Some groups of friends drift apart, but you would never let that happen Do not let those who cannot see the truth tell you who you are You are the flame that cannot be put out You are the star that cannot be lost You are who you have always been, and that is enough andthan enough Anyone who looks at you and sees darkness is blind So yes, this book is jam packed with new characters I love But there were also ones I hatedcough Grace, Charles, Tatiana cough The only reason I didn t give a full five stars is because I thought there was one trope the CC is recycling once again that everyone is tired of and was really unnecessary view spoiler yet again another love triangle sigh hide spoiler The ending was fantastic It has me so desperate for the next book and I sincerely hope we get it soonThank you to the publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review _____ WHAT TO READ OR RE READ BEFORE CHAIN OF GOLD When they said you can read this without reading of the previous Shadowhunter books, THEY LIED A lot of people were confused and couldn t keep track of all the characters and families At least read The Infernal Devices before jumping into this If you haven t read Chain of Gold yet and wondering which short stories feature our crew from CoG that you might want to reread, I ve made a list The Bane Chronicles 4 The Midnight Heir very important about James Herondale, set just before COG Tales from the shadowhunter academy 3 The Whitechapel Fiend about Tessa and Will and the kids are still babies Not very relevant to COG but still interesting to see domestic will tessa4 Nothing but Shadows important James at the academy Ghost of the Shadow market 2 Cast Long Shadows important about Matthew Fairchild3 Every Exquisite Thing about Anna Lightwood ______My reviews for The Infernal Devices SeriesBook 1 Clockwork AngelBook 2 Clockwork PrinceBook 3 Clockwork PrincessSorry no reviews for TMI, I read it too long ago and don t plan to re readThe Dark Artifices SeriesBook 1 Lady MidnightBook 2 Lord of ShadowsBook 3 Queen of Air and Darkness

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