8 Dec 2018

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Series Review / Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare *** CONTAIN SPOILERS ***

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealing and festival, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no-one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

Published:     2018
Series or Stand-Alone:  Series, Shadowhunter World
Source:  Owned


As I have probably mentioned in previous review of the books in the Shadowhunter world, I do not normally pick up novellas or side books in series.  Generally, I stick to the main books and that is it.  I had found when I had picked up those books in the past that they never really added much to the story, just gave more depth to the characters in it maybe.  Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world novellas and side novels are completely different.  Each and every one adds a bit more to the overall Shadowhunter world and gives more depth to each of the characters' stories that are in it.

I have put a warning on this review that it contains spoilers but that is only because of the description of the series above.  For those who have not read a lot of the books in this world, it is probably best to go back and start from the beginning.  I would recommend starting with the Mortal Instruments series and go from there.  For me, this world has just got better and better.

With a lot of characters in this book, we see a lot more of Brother Zachariah and Tessa Gray along with ancestors of the characters from the Mortal Instruments series and learning even more about the Shadowhunter history.

I loved this mini-series in itself and can't wait to see what happens next in this world!