I finally took the time to read Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. It was so hyped and let me say I went into reading this book with little expectations, I took my time to read it, I spent over 3 weeks reading the book.
There were so many characters and love triangles…. Scratch that love pentagons. I had to keep track of who was who’s parent, as well as who was engaged to who and who was with who. It’s true that there were a lot of characters in the book but everyone was unique in their own way.
Chain of Gold masterpiece from Cassandra Clare. I used to be a believer of just because you can does not mean you should, and I thought this book was going to be a good explanation for that, but it wasn’t. I still love the dark artifices best there something about Julian and Emma’s stories; maybe because forbidden romance is just interesting. (If you haven’t read this it’s highly recommended.) But Cassandra has created a masterpiece an elaborate world, and you just click with the characters and their stories with each book.
Cordelia Carstairs dad has been accused of a crime and she believes she can help save her family and prove her father’s innocence. She and her family move to London to settle down after moving around for so long, and she’s to be parabatai with Lucie Herondale who’s James Herondale’s sister; James, she has liked for so long. James and Luce are Tessa’s children. Tessa Grey is a warlock shadowhunter who married Will Herondale and had shadow hunter children but they also kinda have demon blood (this is going to be a major part of the book)
James Herondale, Matthew Fairchild, Thomas Lightwood and Christopher Lightwood all form the merry men and together with Anna Lightwood, Cordelia Carstairs, and Lucie Herondale, they fight a new evil that has risen in London despite years of little to no demon activity.
Chain of gold takes you on a beautiful journey of these shadowhunters under no obligation whatsoever to follow their parent’s steps however they greatly admire them. Each character in Chain of Gold is interesting in their own way. One thing I love about the book is the interesting characters I loved each of them and their stories.
70% through the book and I realised I wanted to know the characters better. I must have read somewhere that I would know them better if I read Ghost of the Shadow Market as an earlier introduction of the characters in tales of the shadow market. So I paused before things got more interesting and purchased an online copy of Ghost of the Shadow Market because I couldn’t wait for delivery. For a deeper insight on these characters, you might want to pick up Ghosts of the shadow hunter market first. Reading the previous book helps you understand the characters better.
Oh, Mattew Mattew. I loved Matthew however I didn’t feel like I understood the depth of his suffering. However, after reading Ghost of the Shadow Market and understood the reason for his actions.
I thought I was going to dislike Cordelia but I actually did like her story and I think she wielded Cortana well. I’m looking forward to the next books in The Last Hour series, and I hope like the second book better.
The book despite being a long book I felt like it hasn’t fully begun so I am really looking forward to the next books.
Overall it was a great book however it did take me 3 weeks to read so I don’t know if that’s because I was busy or the book itself.
Welcome 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 families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.
James Herondale longs for 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.