Cassandra Clare lives in an old Victorian house in Massachusetts, USA, with her husband. Born to American parents in Tehran, Iran, she spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. She is the author of the international number-one bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
The final volume of Clare's beloved trilogy (Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince) opens with the wedding of Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs, which is promptly interrupted by a thrilling battle. While the demon-fighting Shadowhunters at the London Institute come under attack, Tessa is kidnapped by Axel Mortmain and his sinister automatons, the Infernal Devices. Will Herondale races to save Tessa as Jem suffers life-threatening injuries, and Tessa discovers that she is stronger than she ever realized. This thrilling novel is filled to the brim with romance, action, and adventure. Narrator Daniel Sharman ably conveys danger, drama, and sensitive emotions. VERDICT Listeners will be left dizzy from breathtaking, twisty plot turns as well as the unexpected conclusion to this enchanting series. [The McElderry: S. & S. hc was a New York Times best seller. See the Q&A with the author on page 64.-Ed.]-Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.