Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.57 in
Published: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416975888
ISBN - 13: 9781416975885
About the Book
The second book in bestselling author Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy.
Read from the Book
1 THE COUNCIL CHAMBER Above, the fair hall-ceiling stately set Many an arch high up did lift, And angels rising and descending met With interchange of gift. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Palace of Art” “Oh, yes. It really does look just as I imagined,” Tessa said, and turned to smile at the boy who stood beside her. He had just helped her over a puddle, and his hand still rested politely on her arm, just above the crook of her elbow. James Carstairs smiled back at her, elegant in his dark suit, his silver-fair hair whipped by the wind. His other hand rested on a jade-topped cane, and if any of the great crowd of people milling around them thought that it was odd that someone so young should need a walking stick, or found anything unusual about his coloring or the cast of his features, they didn’t pause to stare. “I shall count that as a blessing,” said Jem. “I was beginning to worry, you know, that everything you encountered in London was going to be a disappointment.” A disappointment. Tessa’s brother, Nate, had once promised her everything in London—a new beginning, a wonderful place to live, a city of soaring buildings and gorgeous parks. What Tessa had found instead was horror and betrayal, and danger beyond anything she could have imagined. And yet . . . “Not everything has been.” She smiled up at Jem. “I am glad to hear it.” His tone was serious, not teasing. She looked away f
From the Publisher
Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,
soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August
True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the #1 New
York Times bestselling second book of the Infernal Devices
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at
last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves
fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector,
Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses
her position, Tessa will be out on the street-and easy prey for the
mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the
fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on
the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago
tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the
past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor
house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an
enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her
parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they
encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they
realize that the Magister himself knows their every move-and that
one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her
longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle
her. But something is changing in Will-the wall he has built around
himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his
secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she
was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the
friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed,
they can corrupt even the purest heart.
About the Author
Cassandra Clare was born in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. Cassie started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004. City of Bones, A New York Times Bestseller, is the first book in the series and received numerous awards including: Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007, An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award winner, 2008, Winner of The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, and Winner of the 2010 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award. She has gone on to write several more books in The Mortal Instruments series as well as its companion series The Infernal Devices. She is also the author of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.
"This novel offers mystery, adventure, and, most importantly,
a delicious love triangle. . . . It will not
disappoint fans and it will definitely leave them eager for the
conclusion of the trilogy."
--SLJ, January 2012