"A century before the events of Clare’s Mortal Instruments trilogy . . . this crowdpleaser’s tension-filled conclusion ratchets toward a new set of mysteries." - Kirkus Reviews "Mysteries, misdirection, and riddles abound. . . . Fans of the Mortal Instruments series and newcomers alike won't be disappointed." - Publishers Weekly "Compulsively readable . . . Packed with battles, romantic entanglements, and tantalizing foreshadowing, this will have readers clamoring for the next installment." - Booklist "Top Pick! Readers will be thrilled and amazed with this prequel to The Mortal Instruments, tearing their way through a beautifully constructed story of action, magic, mayhem, and romance. Fans and newcomers alike will be enchanted by Clare's fantastical world and left begging for more!" - Romantic Times Book Reviews
Jillian St. John, November 8, 2013 (view all comments by Jillian St. John)
I loved the mortal instruments books and these clockwork books are good too except for me it was a little hard getting into it. That being said once I got into it I couldn't stop reading it or thinking about it. Of course I fell in live with Jace's ancestor will. And tessa was endearing as well. Cassandra Clare does an excellent job of transporting you into the 1800's. I do recommend this book to everyone specially my fellow mortal instruments fanatics!
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