Cassandra Clare returns with a dazzling new story in her beloved Shadowhunter world. With new characters stemming from previous family trees, readers are introduced to the young Herondales, Carstairs, Fairchilds and Lightwoods. Dedicated Shadowhunter fans will revel in the exciting fantasy world that Clare is able to create through her novels. Set in Edwardian London, the first novel in a new trilogy sets the scene for the stories Clare is ready to tell. The book was exciting with strong character relationships, exciting twists and plot subtleties that will certainly make an appearance in the rest of the series. The book also features plenty of diverse characters that helps to further the overall plot. I will always be a fan of Cassandra Clare's work and the new series is nothing short of wonderful.