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Queen of Air and Darkness (Clare novel) - WikipediaBy the time you finish Cassandra Clare's latest book, Queen of Air and Darkness , nothing about the world of the Shadowhunters will be the same. The epic conclusion to Clare's most recent Shadowhunters trilogy, The Dark Artifices , drops December 4 and in addition to wrapping up the forbidden love story of parabatai Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn, the fantasy novel takes a hard look at corruption in the Shadowhunter universe, mirroring our current real-world political climate. If that comes as a shock to fans of Clare's books, that's because it also came as a surprise to the author herself. As Clare real name Judith Lewis began to write Queen of Air of Darkness , the installment following Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows , she found the final chapter of The Dark Artifices series evolving as a result of what was happening politically not only in America, but also the world at large. On a smaller scale, she also wanted to bring to a close the personal stories of the main characters, Emma and Julian, two Shadowhunter teens falling in love with each other despite a mysterious curse that forbids parabatai from doing just that parabatai are bonded Shadowhunter warriors who, as established in previous books, are prohibited from becoming romantically involved. Fans will finally learn the reason behind this parabatai rule and what it means for the two adolescents.
Cassandra Clare shares whole chapter from ‘Queen of Air and Darkness’
I had thoughts way too often, and if I had kept that up, I would still be reading this. But, here we go! Boom, I said it. Something else. But maybe in the future. There are still six more books for Clare to pull the trigger. And personally, I have loved seeing the Clave grow more and more corrupt as I have followed these books.