This book is set up in London in 1903 and as always I thought that Cassandra Clare's writing was exquisite and I loved all of the characters mentioned. This is a new series but it follows the other shadowhunter novels. Regardless, I think that things were still explained enough for new readers to be able to pick this up and still enjoy the story. Knowing the characters beforehand (due to novellas) I enjoyed how they felt more fleshed out in their own book. The writing style is lush and poetic. The descriptions of London really made me feel like I was right there with the merry thieves. From the little I read of Cordelia, I already love her! I adored how well-written and exciting it was! Loved it, five out of five stars!