Chain of Iron - Cassandra Clare Review


The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London. Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She's engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James's charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero's blade. 

But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia's marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia's reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia's hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace. 

Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city's most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's books. And When I say huge, I really mean huge. I have all her books in paperback as well in hardcover and even some exclusive sets of books. I'm so in love with her shadowhunter novels. I can't even describe how excited I get whenever she publishes a new one. 

So obviously I had to read this book and it is sooooooo good. I even prefer this one over the first book in the series. There's so much more tension and intrigues in this  book that got me hooked on it. I was obsessed with it from the first page of the book until the very last one. I couldn't put it down anymore. 

Note: You have to read the first book in order to follow with the second one. 

The characters are more interesting in this book. I noticed that I liked the characters more in this book, because I could understand them better for some reason compared to the first book. They got more depth to their character, I guess, or it seemed to me that way. 

I am already looking forward to book 3! 

About the book: 

- Author: Cassandra Clare 

- Genre: Fantasy 

- Theme's: Shadowhunters, angels and demons, friendship, love, crime,... 

- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd 

- Published: March 2021

- Number of pages: 688

- ISBN-Code: 9781406398472

- Rating: * * * *