Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dusty Pages Review: Clockwork Angel

Magic is dangerous – but love is more dangerous still... When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural fold stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends and quickly realizes that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Set before the Mortal Instruments this jaunt into the past of the shadowhunters is a very interesting tale. It was a little spoiled for me as I had read the Mortal Instruments first so I knew all about the characters but as they say the devil is in the details. It's a wonderful story and it was great to get to know this set of characters more closely having only seen references to them and their experiences before. It answered some long held questions that had been raised when reading Mortal Instruments and the Bane Chronicles first.

Its a really good prequel, you get the sense that it was written first but it actually was written after the Mortal Instruments. It doesn't rely on you having read the Mortal Instruments and its the beginning of a series that can stand well on its own.

I give it

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