“Full measures indeed of love and suffering…and bloodshed too: Fans will sail through and clamor for more.” — Kirkus
The Last Hours is a brand-new Shadowhunters series set in 1903. You don’t need to have read any other Shadowhunter books to get started with it, though if you have you may see some familiar faces!
Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. . .
Follow the adventures of Cordelia and her friends — James Herondale, Matthew Fairchild, Lucie Herondale, Thomas Lightwood, Anna Lightwood, and many more — through the glamour and danger of a supernatural Edwardian London. There will be three books: Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron, and Chain of Thorns — the titles are taken from the a reference to Great Expectations, which inspired this series.
("Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day." — Great Expectations