The Dark Artifices

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 244 ratings

Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel Publisher's Summary

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally best-selling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

Making things even more complicated, Julian's brother Mark - who was captured by the faeries five years ago - has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind - and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series.

©2016 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • very slow storyline

    • By Linda Liberato on 2019-02-11

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • Lady Midnight

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT STORY! subpar narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-29

    Price: CDN$ 46.30

  • Book 2

    • Lord of Shadows

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cassandra Clare is soooooooooooooooo mean

    • By Arielle Turpin on 2018-08-20

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • Lord of Shadows

    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai, Julian, and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-01

    Price: CDN$ 46.30

  • Book 3

    • Queen of Air and Darkness

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 3
    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is mediocre.Ending should have beenbetter

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-04

    Price: CDN$ 52.62

    • Queen of Air and Darkness

    • The Dark Artifices, Book 3 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
    • Written by: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEAUTIFUL!!

    • By Maria Jose on 2018-12-12

    Price: CDN$ 40.99